Last night I caught the story about a volleyball star rescuing her marriage by choosing to be submissive to her husband on the TV, and the public reaction that ensued — namely, hatred and anger. The comments on the news story are difficult to read because of the sheer amount of venom in them, so I highly recommend against it if you’re at all interested in keeping a positive vibe in your life.
Most women who choose to be submissive to their husbands are usually met with the same reaction, especially when they share that the decision to do so has saved their marriages and made them happier on the whole. The “gender equality” movement is based on the premise that submission makes everyone miserable, and that egalitarianism is the only cure, so every assertion to the contrary is a threat to the entire movement. Hence, the hatred and anger that women are subjected to for making a personal choice about how they want to live within their own homes. Publicly asserting that you like to be gentle and feminine is a very brave thing to do!
Personally, I believe that submitting to one’s husband makes for a happier and more successful marriage, and all of the evidence that I’ve heard has supported that view. Having clearly established roles lets each partner know what is expected of them, what they can expect of their partner, and lets them focus on doing their part so that they can have a functional family.
Kudos to Gabrielle Reece, for having the courage to live the way she wants to in the face of opposition!