Marriages Arise

Aug 20, 2022    Ken Wetmore

Most of us don’t view the word “submission” in a favorable way. In American culture, we have been taught to fight for our rights and to push back on those who stand in our way. Yet the Bible has a repeated message that, in the right context, submission is a good thing. Jesus submitted to the will of God. We are to submit to Jesus. Marriages are one of the most valuable tools in learning how to submit to the needs and desires of another. While some would take Paul’s words in Ephesians and twist them to create male dominance/headship, it is clear from the passage that Paul intends that husbands and wives submit to each other without one dominating the other. In other words, the new Christian life takes us back to the Garden of Eden before sin entered where Adam and Eve lived in equality.