Is my submission to my husband desirable and admired by my daughters?
I really enjoy my role in our marriage. The role of being submissive to my husband. There is so much freedom in that when a wife is in the will of God for her marriage.
Several scripture passages come to mind whenever the subject of submission arises: Genesis 2:18,23-24, 3:16b; Ephesians 5:22-24,33; Colossians 3:18; Titus 2:5.
What I want to teach our daughters is that submission does not mean not using their brain and not having an opinion. What is does mean is learning that her husband makes the ultimate decision for their marriage and family even after she voices her opinion or concern. The burden is then the husband’s to bear to make the right decisions for the family. That, personally, is not a responsibility that I want!
Thankfully I have a husband that desires God’s best for our family. Seeking God is what he is getting very good at. This is the model that I want for our daughters.
Our children see and know that every choice or decision doesn’t work out for the best, but they do see parents that are striving to make things right.
The call of submission is not always easy, but I am reminded of Colossians 3:23-24, “And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to me, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.” I am not to seek the approval or praise of my husband whenever I choose to be submissive because he may not always take notice. That is not to be my motive anyway.
As we point our daughters to God’s Word first, they know that His word is the final authority in all things; no matter what we as humans do or don’t do.
Dear Father, Help me to be the helpmeet to my husband that you designed me to be; to be the shining example to my daughters in the way that they are to submit to the husbands that You will bless them with. Thank you that they will marry men that are submissive first to You to be able to lead their family.
In Jesus’ name, amen.