I’ve been criticized for the stand I’ve taken on a wife being in submission to her husband, and I’m ok with it. In fact I’m not bothered by it anymore at all because I am super secure in who I am (in Christ) and the realization that submission does not mean inferior.
Letting my husband lead has kept us from many emotional catastrophes! Circumstances that we detoured because John wouldn’t let me respond according to how I was feeling at the time, because we all know that feelings are fickle and change moment by moment.
Getting back to what I started in last weeks blog; what if your husband makes a wrong decision, or at least a decision you feel is wrong? What do you do then? You stick it out together because you are one unit:
“And for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and unite with his wife,” ~ Mark 10:7 GNB
“Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.” ~ Matthew 19:6 NLT
and you go forward together and drive yourselves out of the ditch. The truth is that once you’re in the ditch, it really doesn’t matter as much as to how you got there, but rather how to get out. Cussing each other out, whining because somebody wouldn’t ask for directions, and being otherwise accusatory will, from there onward, only create more strife and upset. That’s where the scripture 1 Corinthians 13:5b GNB -“love does not keep a record of wrongs;” always comes in handy!
A word of caution: always apply scripture to yourself! Don’t point it out to your spouse.
To be continued…this is a lot more involved than I first thought!
For the only cause that counts