By Georgia Purdom. © Answers in Genesis. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
The verses most commonly quoted concerning the wife’s role in relation to the husband’s role are Ephesians 5:22 and Colossians 3:18:
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord (Eph. 5:22).
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord (Col. 3:18).
Many women struggle with the concept of submission in marriage because they mistakenly equate being submissive with being inferior. From Genesis we know that men and women are equal in God’s eyes because everyone, regardless of gender, is made in God’s image. Genesis 1:27 states, “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
President Carter and his wife have completely severed their relationship with Southern Baptists over the mistreatment of women. He explains their decision and why he has joined a group headed by Nelson Mandela called "The Elders" in the following article: http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/losing-my-religion-for-equality-2009071....