Recently my son came to me. He had been watching one of his favorite shows on TV and was curious about something. He had seen the parents on the show arguing and even insulting each other. This was done to a laugh track. The arguing parents were funny. This puzzled him as his parents did not act like that. Not to say we never disagree but not to that extent and certainly not calling each other names.
This brought to mind a trend that I have noticed in TV – sitcoms especially; where the wife insults and degrades the husband. I wondered if that was an accurate reflection of society or if it was just written for the sake of levity. Would it then influence how wives actually treated their husbands? Would it influence how a new generation of young people treated each other? Television and society as a whole seems to equate submission with subservience.
The following article is re-posted from Blogs by Christian Women and written by Samantha Elizabeth. It deals with of Godly submission and gives an interesting perspective on the topic.
By Samantha Elizabeth (An Excerpt)
I grew up to be a very independent woman. The idea of ever submitting to anyone was not something I found flattering. Who would ever want to submit? And to a boy (man) at that! In my younger years my relationship with Christ was just developing…so I fell in to the category of “cherry picking” verses that allowed me to find justification as to why certain biblical expectations were ludicrous and would never, ever, be applied to my life. As I have grown deeper in my faith, I have found a way to look at scripture and biblical reference about submission differently.
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