Looking forward to the Xmas break
22 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.
25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27 That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself.
29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:
30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.
32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church.
33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.
Why do so many people mis-understand what 'submission' means in relation to male female relationships?
Or misquote, or select parts when leaving out the rest?
I kinda want to throw my 2 pence in, but in very simplified terms
masculine and feminine states, are energy, often depicted as action and allowing.
So whereas feminine energy is often depicted as acts of kindness, caring , generosity, compassion etc...masculine energy is often depicted as doing, striving, making , using, hunting etc.
Both energies exists within us all. Our dominant energy may be heightened by our gender and early conditioning, but in life we are called to tap into both .
So it's virtually impossible to remain in one state for all times
e.g...If you're with your man and someone is kicking his head in, do you think what he needs is for you to hold his hand?... or run and seek help, or help yourself, call out.. anything.. just act!
If someone is hurting and instead of applying compassion, you bullishly handle the situation, it probably won't go down very well....
Knowing, or discerning, when to apply.. is probably the best advice
Though not easy, balance is the key, but even more than that, it's knowing who you are and who you are called to be at the core of your being... and that often takes time
If, as traditional scriptures tell us, the man is the head, then that implies leadership, and an ability to 'cover' the members of that house, to ensure as best as possible, their well being.
To do things which would shield them from harm.. right?
A true leader has vision, and doesn't need to insist upon gaining followers. people naturally gravitate to such people.
So a woman with a man that has the skills of leadership such as vision integrity and compassion etc, will easily submit to such a man. An untrustworthy man however, will naturally ignite the opposite in a woman, as she seeks to save herself ( and her kin) in the absence of the protection she desires.
There's a lot of woman bashing these days with regards to that.
Find what's right for you.. be equally yoked in terms of values , spirituality and that's a pretty good foundation on which to build.
The right person or people in your circle, will push you do do better.. encourage you to be your best self and higher.
They want the best for you even in those times when your self confidnece is waining. They check you, and call you out when you're wrong, and celebrate with you when you achieve.
Kings needs Queens and Queens need kings... often each one misunderstood if their vision surpasses that of those around them.
Before you build a house.. know how to build a home
Duncan Mighty...That voice tho... just lovely x
That was my 2 pence worth :)