Okay, my dear friends, I have a question(s) for you. If you are around another woman and she is obviously not being submissive to her husband, how do you handle it? Perhaps she is retelling a story that has happened and it is apparent she was not submissive in that instance, would you say anything? I am speaking about a woman that professes to be a born again Christian, not a stranger or someone in the world. What if you know from past experiences that this woman is not submissive to her husband in many areas? Or, what if you are with a group of ladies that are discussing many topics and a few of the ladies voice their opinions that are clearly not respectful or submissive to their husbands, do you speak up? If you do say something, how do you say something tactfully and lovingly without sounding judgemental or condemning? Yes, these instances have happened to me recently and I thought it would be good to discuss them.
I also had an instance at church this past Sunday where I had the chance to speak up to a young bride about being submissive. She was sitting, waiting for church to begin and her husband came over and whispered something to her. I knew from her attitude and what she said that he wanted her to move somewhere else and she didn't want to move. I looked back at her, cupped my mouth with my hands and whispered "submission Jane" (name changed for obvious reasons). She sighed, made a little remark and then got up and moved to where her husband had asked her to sit. No, she may not have been submissive in her heart but I did cause her to at least consider her actions.
Is it our responsibility, as Christian women, to call out these women when it is obvious they are not following scripture? What do you think?