Biblical Submission in a Modern World

Biblical Submission in a Modern World

Biblical submission in the modern world is a hard pill to swallow for many.  We are taught that women are independent and capable of making their own decisions in the world, so returning to a way that many would consider outdated is very difficult indeed.  Even if both partners in a marriage agree to the arrangement, societal pressure makes it hard for a woman to be submissive.

It wasn’t that long ago that women were fighting for equal rights.  We wanted to be able to vote, to have our say and to make our own decisions.  We also wanted to be able to work the same jobs as men, for the same pay.  We have come a long way from those first battles, and although there is still work to be done, we finally have our independence.

To go back in time to total reliance on a man seems like a slap in the face, turning away from what so many women fought so hard to achieve.  If a woman were to tell her modern friends that she believed in biblical submission, chances are she would be shunned as a traitor.

So how does a God-fearing woman do the right thing according to the Bible and let her husband be in control?  Is there a way to make that work in the modern world without fear of reprisal?  Is the only choice to have a religious marriage and be friendless or ignore the Word and live a modern life?  What do you think?