Saturday, March 26, 2011

Submit to Your Husband

Honoring our husbands is so very important. It's the difference between having a wonderful marriage and a bad marriage.

Our marriage can be transformed when we allow our husband the leadership that God ordained them to have.  This is something that I struggled with for years because I grew up in a household where my Mother didn't believe in being "run" by a man - even her husband.  I also grew up during the feminist movement and that was really ingrained in my thinking so when I got married, all this wrong thinking created trouble and discontentment for both my husband and I.

The Bible tells us, "Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands." Ephesians 5:22-24
Our husband is the head of our family - just as Christ is the head of the church.  We need to respect our husband's position as leader of our family.

The Bible also tells husbands, "Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband." - Ephesians 5:25-33

Husbands are to cleanse their wife with the Word of God and to love her as Christ loves the church.  However, it all starts with us, ladies.  God tells us FIRST in the Scriptures to submit to our husband.  When we as wives do this, it's amazing the transformation that happens in our marriage.  Where there was once discord and discontentment, there will be joy and contentment.  The Lord knows what is best for us and He leads us in the way we should go.  All we have to do is follow!

God bless you - Julie


  1. Hi Julie. This is quite a powerful post! Something I try to remind myself of often. Thanks for sharing this. So happy to see you at Tangled Happy! I hope to see you often. :)

  2. I must say a resounding AMEN! I've practiced this since the beginning of my marriage and we have never had a moments pause. God is good!


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