Strong women submit. Not weak women, not fearful women, not timid women. Submitting does not mean you are a doormat. It does not mean you blindly follow another flawed human being. It does not mean you are a slave. It means you trust; whether it be submission to God, to your husband, or to any other authority figure (which, might I add, does NOT have to be male); it means you trust in the people you feel God has sent into your life for that purpose. I submit to my husband because I believe that God placed him into my life to lead our family. If I didn’t believe that, why would I have married him? I trust that the laws placed by the government are there for good, so I follow them. This is also submitting to authorities. I trust that my doctor knows what is best for my health, so I submit to his advice. If I did not trust he knew what he was talking about, I would have found a different doctor. I trust that God has put these people into my life for good. By following the Lord’s leading and guidance, and trying to keep my life in alignment with his will, I am trying to keep in a line that with put the proper people in my life. I trust that God will also lead me to light and truth when there is someone in my life to which I should not submit too. All of this submission, all of this trusting, takes a lot of faith, and a lot of strength. I am no doormat. I am no coward. I am by no means timid. I trust in God, and I submit when required. That, at times, takes more strength than I even want to have, but He gives me all the strength I need.