The last church service I attended at our church’s main camp mentioned Headship and Submission. It wasn’t the topic, but a favourite rabbit trail.
The speaker decided to address the women.
Submission is necessary to a godly home. Now, we aren’t extreme. A woman can rearrange the furniture without her husband’s permission. But, she can’t sell the house.
What was the message there?
That wives should be grateful they could rearrange the furniture?
That being in submission merely means following our country’s laws? (If a property is joint-owned, one party can’t sell without the other’s consent.)
Or were they suggesting that the husband actually could sell the house without his wife’s consent since he didn’t have to submit?
As I left, I mentioned to a relative and church leader that I felt I could give better marriage advice than that, even though I had been married just over a year.
He looked at me in amusement, much like I do when my three-year old tells me that she is bigger than I am.
But, I still listen to her.