Many people are under a false impression about what is meant in scripture where it says a wife is to submit to her husband. So let us take a look at what specifically scripture says.
Ephesians 5:22-24 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Colossians 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
Yes, scripture does say the wife is to submit to the husband. But to truly comprehend what that entails requires knowing what the husband is required to do according to scripture as well.
As we read in the scripture, a woman is to have her own husband. She is not to be one of multiple wives. She is to submit to the leadership role the husband has in taking care of his family. It is a well known fact that the wife does a superior job of caring for children, because it is part of her DNA. she is a better at multitasking because she is the nester. It is her responsibility to take care of the household, because quite frankly, she is better at the job. Science has proven that generally speaking women are better at multitasking than men who tend to do one thing well at a time.
For the wife to do her job, she has to rely on the husband to provide her all that she needs to do it.
Since the husband is responsible to provide for his family, he is also required to make the most important decision regarding the care of the family. But contrary to common belief, he is to do it in consultation with his wife. Learn more about that on the subject of husbands. There is much more peace in the family when the wife submits to the husband. God put the woman on earth to be an assistant to the man. He is his companion. When both the wife and the husband do their part, the marriage is almost always a successful one. There is peace and joy in the family.
It should be noted that when a woman submits to her husband, it is not an acknowledgement that he is her boss. It is acknowledging that she can depend on him to do his part. That is why the man has to win the woman’s hand. He has to convince her that he will be reliable. That he will provide for her. That he will protect her and provide for the family.
The most important job that anyone can have is the job of raising a man’s children. When the wife realizes that when she submits to a Christian man, she will be treated with great reverence and respect. She knows that if she abides by scripture and she marries a man who also abides by scripture, she will have a husband that sacrifices himself to her as Jesus sacrificed Himself to the church.