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God's Design: Wives, Submission and Love

Wives navigate various challenges in their journey of faith, and one of them is grappling with the concept of submission to their husbands. It's not always easy, and it is easy to find yourselves struggling to align your desires, ambitions, and dreams with the biblical call to submit. However, through this devotional, we will embark on a transformative journey that embraces God's design for marriage, finding joy and fulfilment in the noble roles of wives honouring God above all.

Day 1: Understanding God's Intention for Marriage

Reflect on Genesis 2:18-24, where God establishes marriage as a sacred union. Meditate on the profound purpose of marriage and how it reflects the relationship between Christ and the Church. Recognize that submission is not about inferiority but about embracing God's divine order.

Day 2: Christ-Centered Love

Explore Ephesians 5:22-33, focusing on verses 25-26. Study Christ's sacrificial love for the Church as the ultimate example of love in marriage. Reflect on how this love can transform your perspective on submission and inspire you to cultivate a selfless heart towards your husband.

Day 3: Cultivating Humility and Trust

Consider Philippians 2:3-4 and Proverbs 3:5-6, which teach us about humility and trust. Examine your heart and identify areas where pride and self-reliance hinder your ability to submit. Seek God's help in cultivating humility and trusting His guidance in your marriage.

Day 4: Communication and Unity

Reflect on Ephesians 4:29-32 and Colossians 3:13-14. Explore the importance of open, honest communication in your marriage and the power of forgiveness. Emphasize the need to work together as a team, fostering unity and mutual understanding.

Day 5: Seeking Wisdom and Seeking God

Study Proverbs 3:13-18 and James 1:5, which highlight the value of wisdom. Recognize the importance of seeking wisdom from God to navigate challenges and make wise decisions. Understand that submission does not mean forfeiting your voice, but rather seeking God's guidance and trusting His wisdom.

Day 6: Encouragement and Support

Reflect on 1 Thessalonians 5:11 and Hebrews 10:24-25. Meditate on the power of encouragement and how you can be a source of support and inspiration to your husband. Explore practical ways to build him up and foster a healthy, loving relationship.

Day 7: Prayer and Surrender

Devote this day to prayer, surrendering your struggles, fears, and desires to God. Seek His strength and guidance as you embrace submission. Pray for your husband, your marriage, and the journey of transformation that lies ahead.


Dear sisters, as we conclude this devotional, remember that submission is not a sign of weakness but an act of trust and obedience to God's plan. Embrace the beauty of your role as a wife, seeking God's grace, wisdom, and strength each day. May your marriage be a testament to the love and unity found in Christ, bringing glory to God and nurturing a lifelong bond with your husband. Remember, you are not alone on this journey; the Lord is with you every step of the way.