I began by telling you how "it all started with me." Let me explain. A friend recommended a book to me several years ago. When I finally got around to buying the book--here is where everything started! Now, God already woke up our faith by having me quit work and learn to trust His provision. Now He was going to work on me...
The book was called Created to Be His Help Meet by Debi Pearl. I cannot imagine I would have ever bought this book except the friend who recommended it. What I found inside completely changed my view of marriage, family, wives, husbands, family roles, etc. I had never heard teaching like this in my life!!! Debi Pearl was actually suggesting what I had suspected all along--when the Bible says, "Wives, submit to your husband" it actually means submit!!I heard a sermon years ago before I was married that said "submit" only means "respond to." I could accept that definition and even made a note in my Bible. This book is not politically correct by any means! But instantly our marriage was happier. It was like a huge burden had been taken off of my shoulders. I only had to be a wife and mother. My main job in life was to be my husband's helper. This was such refreshing news!
Now I know there are women who just want to scream when they see me believing such obvious "garbage!" Ladies, it's all there in the Bible. You can read an excerpt of the book at the website. (http://www.nogreaterjoy.org/) Just search the articles with the title of the book. I am grateful that I finally heard someone explain how God intended all this to work. And guess what? There are many, many others out there who agree with this "new" theory. (Ha!) I found them all over the web. I just don't personally know very many of them. In my life, most women think submit is a dirty word.
I don't think many Christian wives are rebellious on purpose--I think they have just been fed lies so long from the world or the enemy that they are acting the only way they know how.
So how do I share this new knowledge of mine with others?