Submission has become another one of those loaded words and has been tied to marriage. Is submission a part of all relationships? Yes, of course. So, of course marriage is involved.
But it also involves every other relationship.
When I have the most trouble submitting it is usually related to one of two things. Either I want to be the one with the power or there is some element of superiority involved.
I do not think in Eden we will walk about like a bunch of bland pieces of milk toast never having meaningful interactions. Can’t you just picture Adam and Eve after a long day of work, gathering and preparing food and talking about their day? Eve tossing a small rock at Adam when he’s not looking and then feigning ignorance when he turned towards her. Submission and power ebbing and flowing between them.
In Eden we will have power and authority, but we will use it without superiority. And we will submit without it turning into oppression.
Submission and Power without Oppression or Superiority. That was the plan plain and simple. And remember, even as you are, at different times, both the abuser of power and the abused, the balance between these two awaits us.
As hard as it is to imagine now, submission and power will be our friends in all circumstances.
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