We could probably break down the “trust issue” and do several parts on it. But for simplicity’s sake, we will lump it all together and ask ourselves the question: “Does my husband trust me in every area?”
Homework: Let me challenge myself and you this week with two exercises:
When you husband speaks, whether at home or with a group, no matter what he is saying, look at him and listen intently, as if he were the most brilliant man in the world. Even if he were blubbering, your respectful reaction to him would speak louder to those around you than his words.
Get into the habit (if you don’t already) of asking your husband before you make decisions. This is a real way to not only show him the authority and respect that he deserves, but it is a natural protection for you. (I’m not talking about decisions like which shoes to wear, but if someone asks you to do a project, a favor, babysit, go somewhere, etc.)
If you are unfamiliar with the idea of respect and submission in a marriage, you are balking at this post. Let me offer to you the irony of God’s plan for marriage: it brings joy and peace, and causes your marriage to be one of harmony and unity.
You can embrace the world’s egalitarian “no man tells me what to do” system, and be content with its results. Or, you can willingly admire and respect your husband and receive back tenderness and loving care from him. It’s your choice!