Bill married Alison, an incredibly wise woman from whom many seek her counsel. Bill has told her many times just how much he admires her God-given gift of wisdom as he realizes it is a true strength of hers. Given this situation, who should be the household decision maker?
I pose the above examples because the Bible is not always black and white. It’s easy to just say all women should keep their mouths’ shut in church, never teach, never venture off as missionaries, never teach religion in higher education and always obey their husbands despite obvious extenuating circumstances. One needs to reconcile those situations before they render the Ephesians passage an absolute. I have struggled with that passage at length. I do believe that the Bible is filled with examples of order and believe that this is one such passage. There needs to be a leader in every home and by default there needs to be followers. Somebody needs to be held accountable. I can’t speak for you but I can share why I chose to submit to Katie’s leadership and why I believe the decision is Biblical.