Lovers Journal

Agreement Is Not Submission

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The submission of a wife to her husband is a scriptural commandment, which many women in our generation have reservations about. In this age of female liberation, where the females are getting as good an education as their male counterparts, many see no reason why both genders cannot be equal.

Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. Ephesians 5: 21- 22 KJV
Can two walk together, except they agree? Amos 3:3 KJV

The Bible did not give this instruction to women so that they would be subjugated or trampled upon; rather, it was given to facilitate an organized family arrangement. You will agree with me that a two- headed person or animal is a monster. God in his infinite wisdom does not want two heads or leaders in a single home to avoid monstrous experiences.

Although God made the man the positional head in the home, He instructed mutual submission of both parties to each other in marriage, before going further to ask women to submit to their own husbands.

Even though agreement is not submission, marrying a like minded person can make a woman live more in agreement with her husband than in submission because their opinions will be largely similar. Settle for whom you agree with.

Agreement is doing what is expected of you by your husband, but would naturally have been done by you without his directive, while submission is doing what you’re told to do; but you wouldn’t do naturally, if left to you. (This definition is in the context of this write up).

There is a likelihood for the woman to feel pressured if she finds herself doing more of submission than agreement hence, the need to factor agreement into your marital decision.

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