Submission 101

Us - 1971
(A friend of mine, posting on facebook)  All I'm going to say is, (her husband's name here) is absolutely the best. He is so very patient with me.

(Her husband, responding on facebook)  It's not that hard.  Give up and give in.

(Me on facebook)  This just may be the very-best-kept secret to a happy marriage that I've ever heard!  Submission 101.

(Paul, writing in Ephesians 5, continuing instructions
for everyday, Christian living)
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.   For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to o make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church for we are members of his body. “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church. 
However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, 
and the wife must respect her husband.

Submission 101 = Give up and give in (in the most healthy, whole way, of course)!


  1. Very good and sound advice Rebecca.

    Love those wedding photos.

    Have a great day and weekend with your DH.


  2. this is such good wisdom. I was a slow learner, but things work so much better when I don't charge ahead and make emotionally charged decisions. I find that we talk about things, listen to each other and once we are both on board with a decision we move ahead, otherwise it is dropped. This makes for good decision making rather than spur of the moment and makes for a happy home. Plus I learned slowly, my husband is usually right :)

    Blessings to you this lovely morning,


  3. I'm always amazed when wives have trouble submitting to their husband. Quite frankly, I love having my husband and the spiritual leader of our family and not having the responsibility of final decisions, etc. I have a feeling it's because RB fulfills his part of loving his wife!

  4. Hmmmm,I must be the only woman around here who thinks this is VERY hard, and have tried it and doesn't work too great( almost at all), for me( us).Not saying the Bible is wrong, it is always right, just has not worked for me.Hi Rebecca!

  5. I prefer my Husband to Lead... alas, due to his lengthy illness we've often had to switch it around so that things can run smoothly and he isn't so overwhelmed battling illness and taking on Leadership challenges. For most of our Marriage we split Leadership Roles in areas we had strengths for and that worked very well for us as a Couple and as a Family. He knew I was a strong Spirited Woman and my particular Career Fields helped me Lead in areas he'd prefer me to handle, like Finances, but we still always collaborated in every Important decision regardless of who was steering the ship! *smiles* Thanks for stopping by with Words of Encouragement once again, yes, writing it out in Blog Therapy does help me Release into the Universe that which I need to Give Up and Give In about in daily Challenges and in particular, things that cannot be Changed and are completely out of my Control. Casting Cares upon the Lord is vital, but having my Blog also helps me to Connect in Social ways that are also therapuetic and allow me to vent about what I Feel overwhelmed or frustrating in the 'Going Through' Process that we all have at various Seasons of Life. It might not Change a thing, but it somehow refreshes and restores me to have written a Post and been Transparent and Real about it all. Hugs from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  6. I have no problem with submission to my husband...but then i have a wonderful husband. :)

  7. Submission took awhile to take hold. But once it did, my marriage began to flourish! m.


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