Submitting When You Are A Natural Leader – Pt 2

Submission series from realmarriedlife.com | Interviews, stories, and ways to enjoy your role as a wife.I have loved collecting stories about what it means to be a submissive wife this summer!  This is part two of the series.  Last time, Jenny gave 5 ways to submit to your husband that reflect the Biblical model.  This week, I’ve asked my older sister Ashley to share.  As adults we are great friends and love to spend time together!  But I still sing my sad song of growing up with a “bossy” older sister in charge of every game, activity, and birthday candle.  You middle children know what I’m talking about… :) She is extremely extroverted, a gifted communicator, and one of the strongest people I know!  And she is also a great wife.  But often I see wives with these strengths and personalities run over their husbands.  Sometimes unintentionally!  We don’t want to become shy with our gifts and ignore who we are, but we also want to be submissive.  This balance is tough for anyone to learn, but it can be even harder when we are natural leaders.  From the outside, it’s obvious that Ashley and Josh’s marriage employs each of their Biblical roles while still maintaining who they are as individuals.  Ashley may be a strong person, but my brother-in-law is definitely the head of their family!  So here’s some advice and stories my sister shares from the inside of their marriage… [Read more…]