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Anonymous asked:

What does it mean for a women to submit to her husband? What's the reason for this? Isn't it oppressive in its nature?



What does it mean when we submit to God? Or our parents? Or to authority of any kind?

Submission in the worlds eyes looks a lot like a dictatorship, it seems oppressive because we are so used to having our own way, and when we have to surrender our wants for those of another; it seems like we are being chained down.

When the Bible talks about wives submitting to their husbands, they are not talking about giving up all personal desires. In fact, it means that the husband must now be in charge of protecting and serving his own wife. When we as Christians submit ourselves to God, we are saying “God, I surrender myself to you, use me and change me.” We are sinners, we are prone to wander, but when we submit to God, we are vowing ourselves to His will for our lives.

Oppression comes when the husband, leader, parent, and so on. Stop taking care of those who they are now sworn to care for. When husbands beat their wives, parents neglect their children or leaders abuse their people, it is a wretched and oppressive thing. But when husband help and encourage their wives, giving wisdom and praise to their spouse, or when parents help their children to be better, to love them well, or when leaders help their community or change for the better that which is given to them; then we see the true meaning of submitting to someone.

The world twists what God has called good. We think we can do everything on our own, when it was never meant to be that way.

Marriage is two people helping each other, not one person calling all the shots as if they are a tyrannical dictator.

Marriage is when a man helps a woman, and a woman helps a man, to be more like Christ. And we all fall under the call to submit when it comes to Christ.

So, no, submitting to your spouse is not oppressive, only when we refuse to submit to God does it become evil.

Reblogging because this is the perfect answer.

Now listen to me, as a man, I know. When boys want to date you, they are going to put their absolute best foot forward. They want you to like them. They will pretend to be someone they are not. So I want you to ask hard questions. Look for consistency. And most importantly you need Christ as your center, because if that isn’t there, you have nothing at all.

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