Our pastor has been preaching on submission lately. I want to be a submissive wife but my husband has NO desire to lead in the home. I try to ask him what he would like me to do in different situations so I can choose what he’d like but he just tells me that he knows I’ll make the right choice or what ever I decide will be fine with him. How can I be a submissive wife if my husband refuses to take charge of any part of our life or home?
~ Longing for Submission ~
Dear Longing For Submission:
I understand your sense of frustration but maybe I can give you another take on what is going on in your home. If your husband’s wish is for you to make the decisions in the home, you are submitting to him. Is the traditional sense of how we view submission? No, but you are doing what you are supposed to biblically. He is responsible for the choices he makes. Is there a reason he doesn’t want to lead? Have you been able to get to the bottom of that? If it really bothers you, try talking to him about it when you’re not upset about it. Take it to the Lord and pray about it. Don’t try to convict him on this subject, let the Lord do that. Continue to seek your husband’s advice and input on decisions. Take a deep breath 🙂 You are submitting and the fact that you are concerned about living out God’s plan for your marriage shows that you really are invested positively in your marriage.
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