Understanding Submission

Today we discussed submission.  We discussed exactly what it means, the many interpretations and who it applies to.  There’s been a lot of talk about this word and it always seems to end up in a disagreement of some sort.  Unfortunately, many women don’t understand what it’s about and there are some men that twist and abuse the power the word can wield.  I believe that we all learned something today.  There were amazing comments made by everyone.  There was understanding and unity today in a way that I prayed for.  Yes, I prayed for today.  I wanted God to stand in the midst of what was going on so that we could actually learn and share and not fight.

The Word of The Day is Submission.

Submission for husbands- Ephesians 5:28 So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; 29 for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, 30 because we are members of His body.

Submission for wives- Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife,even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be subject to their own husbands everything.

GENTLEMEN- What does submission mean to you? If you are not a Christian, does it mean something different? Do you understand what a submissive husband is? Are you a submissive husband or willing to be one? Why or why not? (This question is open to all MEN married or not)

Submission for a husband is submission to God.

What does submission to your HUSBAND mean to you? If you aren’t a Christian, what does it mean to you? Are you currently a submissive WIFE, desire to be one or are willing to be one? Why or why not? (This question is open to all women married or not. Please know that submission is between a HUSBANDand a WIFE.

Submission for a wife is to be led by her husband who is following God.

Can a marriage REALLY be 50/50 equal? Is it possible to split every single responsibility evenly down the middle so that one person is not doing more than the other? Is there truly such a thing as an equal partnership in a marriage? If not, who shoulders the majority of the responsibility? Please share how that works if you believe that it’s possible.

No matter how you cut it, marriage is not 50/50 and it shouldn’t be.  Someone will undoubtedly carry more of the load at some point.  100% is to be given by both partners.

What does leading look like in a marriage? What responsibility does a man have that a woman doesn’t share or have to share? If you are a submissive wife, would you please share what it is that you do that makes you submissive?

Leading looks like loving your wife as Christ loved the church.

Do you believe that marriage is any different today than it was in biblical times or is it possible for that same type of marriage to exist today? Is anyone living the type of marriage that God speaks of in the bible? Please share your experience with us.

Marriage hasn’t changed.  People continue to try to change it. – Aja Joi

Thank you all for spending your time with me today.  I truly appreciate your candor, your kindness and your willingness to learn.  Today was truly a good day.  I want to thank Jimmie Milburn for praying for me today.  I appreciate you so much for it.  I also want to thank MGTG’s for setting their alarm clocks to be here and for keeping me in their prayers for this day.  I am so proud of TRP today.  I love each one of you and pray that you are blessed beyond measure.


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Angel Mo has been happily married for over 10 years and is the mother of 5 wonderful children. She loves seeing others happily in love, whether it is with a significant other or with oneself. She believes that love, understanding and acceptance of your own person is the foundation of a lasting relationship. You can email her at angelmo@relationshipplaybook.com