Last updated on June 28th, 2020 at 03:34 am
Over the past century, a lot has changed about our understanding of marriage.
In fact, there are a lot of women who are striving for equal rights in marriage.
They believe that a woman should be at the forefront of marriage making all the decisions.
While this is a good idea, it also has its challenges — It is unscriptural.
Instead, there are Bible Verses about wives submitting to their husband’s authority.
As a married woman, you must respect and obey your husband.
The man is the undisputed head of the family in God’s plan.
And it has been so from the beginning of the world.
The truth is, as Christians, we must guide our every step with the word of God.
If we don’t, we will be misinformed by the devil easily.
“Submissiveness” in the scriptures is a command; but with love, it spontaneously occurs.
You will find that as you love yourselves in marriage, your heart will naturally be submissive to each other.
I do a lot of household chores for my wife and I am happy doing it.
Likewise, she respects and obeys my decisions.
I have put together bible verses about wives submitting to husbands to help you.
Bible verses about wives submitting to husbands
Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.
Wives, submit yourselves to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.
1 Peter 3:1
Wives, in the same way submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives,
1 Peter 3:2-3
2 when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. 3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.
1 Peter 3:4-5
Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves. They submitted themselves to their own husbands,
1 Peter 3:6
6 like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her lord. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.
Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.
“I will make your pains in childbearing very severe;
with painful labor you will give birth to children.
Your desire will be for your husband,
and he will rule over you.”
1 Timothy 2:11-12
Then when the king’s edict is proclaimed throughout all his vast realm, all the women will respect their husbands, from the least to the greatest.”
1 Corinthians 14:34
Women[a] should remain silent in the churches. They are not allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the law says.
Better to live in a desert
than with a quarrelsome and nagging wife.
Better to live on a corner of the roof
than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.
A foolish child is a father’s ruin,
and a quarrelsome wife is like
the constant dripping of a leaky roof.
A wife of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies.
11 Her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value.
12 She brings him good, not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She selects wool and flax
and works with eager hands.
14 She is like the merchant ships,
bringing her food from afar.
15 She gets up while it is still night;
she provides food for her family
and portions for her female servants.
The wise woman builds her house,
but with her own hands the foolish one tears hers down.
Wives obey your husband: Words of encouragement
1. When there is love, obedience follows
In my experience, love is the most important in marriage
It heals our heart and teaches us what to do
If there is love in your marriage, you will naturally submit to your husband
And, surprisingly, when you submit to your husband, he follows suit
In the early stages of my marriage, I completely misunderstood what it meant to “submit to your husband.”
And that’s because I singlehandedly made all the decisions
Women are to be respected in marriage. They must be cherished
While they should be submissive, it doesn’t mean their opinions are utterly worthless in marriage
I have always apprised my lovely wife about any major issues in our home
I seek her contributions and then make the final decision
This has made her feel so important in the decision-making process
2. Submit to him in everything
The scripture is very clear on this one
It is not an advice but a command from God
At all times, wives must respect their husband’s decisions
By doing so, you are keeping God’s command
If you are insulting or disrespecting your husband, God is not happy with you
God has placed your husband as the head
And has instructed wives to obey their husbands
The scripture says,
But I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man,[a] and the head of Christ is God