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Lately, there have been two things that have been bothering me deeply. The first is the verse that says women must submit to their husbands. I know that following that, it says husbands must love their wives as Christ loves the church. Can’t the husband and wife submit to each other? Can’t they love each other as Christ loves the church? No matter how hard I try, I can’t understand this.

The second thing is where it says women can’t have authority over men. I don’t understand this either.

Is it wrong of me to not follow these two verses? When I read them, it makes my heart sink. I’ve even been questioning if this is all worth it, since these two verses have caused me pain. Any help would be highly appreciated! Thank you.

July 12, 2015 at 21:35


I soo feel you! This is something that I think about often, but don’t really get bothered by it. Why? Because I stand firm in the fact that God didn’t create women to just be servants and doormats…no, he created powerful women who reach out to various ministries men can’t accomplish simply because it’s not there purpose, just as us women can’t reach out to certain ministries that men can because it’s not our purpose. Make sense? It is not that men are better then women..it is just that God simply chose man to be the natural/head leader in relationships and families. Remember that we are not to submit to EVERY man, as some religions believe, but to our husbands. Also, the word submit has now developed a very negative worldly connotation to it, making us think that we are to be slaves to men, worthless without them. God intended man and women to both compliment each other, not woman to singly compliment man, as unfortunately the fall to sin has people on earth thinking now. Here are some articles that will hopefully help you more than I have!


July 27, 2015 at 22:04


In my bible study I go to, we watched a video and the preacher (who’s a woman) described it like this: Men are the heads of the household. They are the ones God chose to lead their families firmly in faith. We women are the necks. We keep the men strong when their faith in God goes a bit astray. (I hope I am making sense don’t quote me on this.) Also because we girls we made SECOND. Adam came first. Eve came from his rib thus the word “women”. I got confused too when I first started reading paul’s letters because it was saying how girls had to have long hair. I thought “why” (can’t remember tho…so much mixed feelings) but it was because in paul’s time, when girls had short hair it was because they were gay prostitutes. The same as guys having long hair. Solution: Girls had to wear veils and guys had to cut their hair.

I have this life application bible where there are notes at the bottom of the verses to explain things so that’s where I learned that from. Um…hopes this somewhat helps you. God bless.

April 11, 2016 at 14:15


I know this doesn’t really answer your question, but I’ve been reading “Captivating” by Stasi Eldredge and it touches on women in the bible. It talks about how God has created men and women to be different, and that one is not better than the other. In fact, she wrote that women are the “crown of creation” and made with a special purpose that men cannot fulfill.

April 28, 2016 at 18:25


I personally believe that as long as two people love each other, there should be no problem with submitting to each other. I still believe women cancel low their dreams and submit to their husband at the same time. Even men have to submit to women in relationships, so as long as that is true, both are equal.

Galatians 3:28-There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.

April 29, 2016 at 08:36


Hey! I actually just wrote two blog posts on sexism in the Bible, which I think is very sexist but not necessarily in a bad way. I hope you can find them helpful in clarifying some of what the Bible says about men and women.


April 29, 2016 at 21:16
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