Submission is a highly emotional issue for wives and seems to follow the previous chapter very well. It is evident that many other wives feel strongly about this topic in an emotional fashion as the survey respondents had more to say about this topic than any other question in the survey.

Submission is an incredibly important topic that always seems to be an issue for wives. I want to tell you that I do not believe submission comes in one size that fits all. It looks different from marriage to marriage. Most women who have been married for any length of time will tell you they have wondered if what is working in their marriage is okay. As godly women we want to do right in this area and the enemy sometimes takes that desire and twists the truth just enough to cause us problems.

Christian wives very often see submission as being passive, quiet little women. While we are called to live pure and reverent lives and to pursue an unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit (1 Peter 3:2,4), we are called into action by the very nature of the word submit. Have you ever noticed that the word submit is a verb? A verb expresses action so we can be sure submission does not equal passivity.

(Excerpt from Chapter Nine of Your Desire Shall be for Your Husband – all rights reserved by author)


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