Hmmm . . . the traditional wedding vows. Did you know that many women are opting to leave out the word obey these days?
I admit that I don’t much like the idea of applying that word to my marriage relationship. After all, we taught our children that obedience means to obey cheerfully, completely, and immediately. “Obey” makes me feel like a child who is, as my father used to say, “supposed to jump when I say and ask ‘how high?’ on the way up” (obviously not one of my favorite sayings of his 😛 )!
However, the Bible does say that a woman is supposed to submit to her husband (Ephesians 5:22).
Honestly, I like the concept of submitting a lot more than obeying.