In my marriage, I believed that my husband held “final decision making authority” and that I was obligated to “submit to him in everything” Eph 5:24. Mark Driscoll provides a good picture of what my marriage looked like (minute 13:03):
My husband ruled. My life involved supporting his dreams and taking care of our 8 children. We moved around the world following his dreams, living in 25 places in 6 states and two foreign countries by the time we had been married for 20 years. In many ways, I disappeared, lost my individuality and my voice. I “laid down my life” and “died to myself” in a rather unhealthy manner thinking this was God’s will for a married Christian woman.
Oddly enough, a common thread between my marriage and the Driscoll marriage was the control over my hairstyle:
… my pregnant wife came home from a hair appointment…
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