Saturday, July 28, 2007

Wives, are we getting it?

A few days ago, Mrs.B posted the Debi Pearl article, "Alone". I had read it of course many times before. As I commented, its a very sobering article.

What I am concerned about is that we still might not be "getting it". I do not consider myself a rebellious wife. But I still find myself doing and saying and thinking things that I know my husband does not find totally submissive, although only he and I can see it.

So, just how far do we have to go? Just how submissive do we have to be? Where is the line? Truthfully, I do not know. What I do know, is that if the Lord Jesus were here in person, I would be humbly bowing before Him. I would be asking his opinion about everything. I would go out of my way to seek out things to please him. Nothing would bother me about him.

Now, I personally don't know any husbands who come near the Lord Jesus, but that's not the point, is it? Aren't we to submit "As unto the Lord?"
If I submitted unto the Lord as I submit to my husband, well, ...........

Am I allowing feminist thoughts to keep me from being submissive "as unto the Lord"? I hope not.

7 comments:

Michelle said...

One of the hardest things for me to apply. I was raised independant feminist . . . so that book Created to be his Help Meet . . .I recognize the reality, the truth of it, but BOY!!! Trying to get past "self" . . . .
It is the hardest thing I've ever had to do.

Happymama said...

I don't think submission is so much "how far we have to go" as to the attitude we have toward submission. I've always felt that submission was 1% action and 99% attitude. If you have the right attitude toward submission, the line is irrelevant. :)

~Kristi

Rhonda said...

Michelle,
You are so right! "self" is the hardest part to get past!

Kristi,
You are also right. My problem must be my attitude then;-)

Mrs.B said...

Am I allowing feminist thoughts to keep me from being submissive "as unto the Lord"? I hope not.

I ashamed to admit that sometimes I do....

Rhonda said...

Mrs B,
I know that its going to take constant monitoring of my thoughts and attitudes, for a while, for me anyway. Not that my attitude is that bad, its just that I want the best for us as a couple and I want to model what is best for our kids.

Julie's Jewels said...

I'm afraid my attitude is my problem as well. I am much more submissive than I used to be but I've still not attained that complete submissive role yet. Thank God for a patient husband!!!

Rhonda said...

Hi, Julie!
I am afraid my husband has never even seen a truly submissive wife. I mean, I do OK, but somehow I can't get the "reverence" thing down.