A Family Life Counselor has said submission in marriage is a mutual affair for couples, it connotes a sign of strength instead of the wrong notion of weakness.
According to Rev. Papa Nii Augustt “We think of submission as we have known it in everyday sense, we are submitting because we lack strength, but submission in the Christian literature is a show of strength.”
Speaking Sunday on the Joy FM Christian Family programme, A Walk With Jesus, he said submitting to your partner means “I am so strong I can submit to my husband and it costs me nothing.”
Augusts’ refreshing perspective on the subject of submission also included an understanding that submission is gender neutral.
He said while “men like to quote the Ephesian 5:22” to get wives to submit, Ephesians 5:21 enjoins couples to submit to each other.
“So if I submit to my wife and she submits to me, is it not one-one draw? So where is the big deal? He quizzed.
He would however not blame the couples who are failing to appropriately submit. He asserts that failure in pre-marital counseling is to be blamed for the mishaps.
“We ought to do the pre-marital counseling more intensely and focus on these things. So that nobody goes into marriage thinking that I am going to be the slave woman,” he said.