What does God say about submission?
We recognize that for many victims of domestic abuse, beliefs about submission and headship within marriage are one of the things that locks them into the abuse, and at some point they want to examine and perhaps re-evaluate these beliefs in order to get free. So for many survivors, part of the healing journey is exploring the issue of submission and what the Bible means when it says “the husband is head of the wife”. And what other passages about submission mean.
What Headship and Submission Do Not Mean This is a page we wrote years ago. The preamble there is somewhat long, given how far we and our readers have now come. But there are good links further down on that page which may be helpful.