I enjoyed this article “Seven Times I Relented to My Husband As A Proud Submissive Wife” and could relate to a lot of the situations she mentioned. Thanks to my husband, I don’t have an ugly Tattoo, I am organized, I am better with money and am homeschooling my eldest with an incredible curriculum- when I was leaning towards unschooling. Here’s an excerpt that hit home:
in all these examples I mention trusting the right intentions of my husband. Because immediately after that submission verse, the Bible gives the husband a directive too: “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” (Ephesians 5:25)
If you trust the Bible, you have to believe that marital love isn’t like the love we see in the movies, the kind that is only good while you’re happy. You have to believe that marital love is sacrificial love to the extreme. Selflessness is at the heart of this kind of love. It’s been called the greatest human virtue and marriage is the greatest opportunity to learn it.
Submission is the unique method the Bible gives for women to learn it, respecting their men without trying to control them, just as sacrificial love is the unique method the Bible gives for men, putting their women’s needs above their own.
in retrospect trusting my husband’s decisions seems easy, I mean I knew he wanted the best for me so why worry?But it was hard to trust! It was hard to set aside my emotions and opinions to hear his, and respect his authority. I am ever so thankful that I did though!