The Submission Series continues! It is a privilege to share an incredible article with you from one of my dear friends and mentors, Darby. I have spent many hours watching her parent, learning from her experiences, and enjoying her family. She is a dedicated (and busy!) mom of five and marriage blogger. She writes about her mistakes in an honest way and loves to help wives pray for their husbands. You can check out her blog and book at darbydugger.com.
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…]
It may come as a surprise to you to hear that the word ‘submit’ is a verb. And verbs mean action. We have to get ourselves into the action of submitting to our husbands, not just thinking it! So to give you some really straight up practical ideas of what we can actually ‘do’ I’m going to share 5 ways to submit to your husband on a daily basis.
I am one of those people who always comes up with the perfect response, solution, answer about a day or two AFTER the [Read more…]
I’m having a season of life where God is teaching me so many lessons. Often I find myself journaling, trying to extract the lessons I’m supposed to be learning in hopes I don’t miss them. My head is spinning most days trying to keep up with everything! It seems every aspect of my life is under painful refinement right now. My relationship with God. My eating and health habits. My identity issues. My relationships with family and friends. My role as a mom. And certainly my marriage. [Read more…]