Saturday, October 27, 2007

submission is a dirty word

I'm beginning a new series of posts on submission here at Babble.

While I have much material already prepared, what would you like to see covered? Please answer here on this post.

5 comments:

Lara said...

Ooh, I'm looking forward to this! It's something I've been thinking a lot about lately, as my boyfriend and I are talking about marriage. I've been reading a bit, and listening to talks (Phillip Jensen's Love, Sex and Marriage talks - excellent stuff), but I haven't yet found anyone who says just exactly what it means for a wife to submit to her husband. What does it look like in practice?

Jonny said...

Maybe you can talk about what happens when the husband always submits to the nagging wife, and the wife ends up running everything. (She will also complain that her husband never does anything or takes a stand).

Catherine said...

I'd like to see something that explains what a "spiritual leader" is, exactly. What does "spiritual headship" mean, and what doesn't it mean? I've found that young women tend to ask this question, uncertain about how it relates to their own roles... and that young men are sometimes afraid to ask it, but instead invent for themselves a definition that suits them according to how they were raised. Although this may be outside the scope of what you were planning, I think it's critical for people to understand what kind of leadership is called for in order to understand the nature of the submission to it. Just some thoughts - looking forward to your posts even if you can't address these!

Laura said...

I'd be interested to know your thoughts on pre-wedding submission. Obviously practicing submission is a good thing, but the fact is that you're just plain not under your husband's authority until you're married. So... where's the line?

Alan said...

yeah, i agree with laura, that would be a good read.. and very helpful for a fair number of people :-)
also taking a look at pre-wedding leadership, and how it all links in..