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The Christian “S” Word — 16 Comments

  1. Very good treatment of submission, Cheryl. I actually spoke on this last Saturday when I gave a devotional at a wedding shower. Your exhortation to stop the fear is so true. Blessings, Amy

  2. I admire you for tackling a controversial topic and handling it with kindness and clarity. Submission is a ignored issue in today’s culture.

  3. Excellent article Cheryl! I hope it spurs many conversations about this misunderstood topic. My daughter struggled with it during her premarital counseling. I love that you point out God’s direction that submission is mutual!

  4. Wow, this is the best information I have read on submission and control! I love your comparisons between submission and obedience. This is definitely food for thought – thanks!

  5. Hi Cheryl, what a wonderful description of submission! I especially liked your definition of submission as opposed to the definition of obedience. And you’re so right — both those who control AND those who live in fear need to come back to center, where God is. He does not agree with force, as it’s not part of His character. Now does He condone fear. Thanks for this article.

  6. This is an excellent post, simple, direct, clear and effective. I think this is a great post for all people in unbalanced relationships or who have been scarred and wounded by one. I think it might also be a good idea to go a bit deeper into the consequences and how to deal with the effects of such an imbalanced relationship.

    • The effects of such a relationship would be different with each relationship and the *exact* solution will be at least a little bit different for each one as well. Jesus did not heal blind people in the Bible in the same way.