Politics and a Husbands Authority  

Posted by Daniel in ,

Oh lookie another post that isn't part of the TULIP series... Don't be alarmed if you are anxiously awaiting the next post in that series (doesn't seem to be that there is anyone), it will be along soon.

So being that election season is once again here I was thinking. If a husband and wife want to vote for different candidates, and there is not a huge moral stance at stake, and the husband does not mind his wife voting for someone else. If she does vote for someone else, is she undermining her husbands authority? Since she is working against him. Thoughts?

I realize my grammar is terrible, but you'll get over it... :-p

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Actually, I'm anxiously awaiting your next TULIP posts! You're doing a great job on them...

February 23, 2010 at 9:57 AM

YAY! at least there is one person lol, and thanks :D now answer the question at hand... :-p PLEASE!

February 23, 2010 at 10:01 AM
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February 23, 2010 at 1:38 PM

The husband is not a POWER over his wife. She is still a person, a person who most surely has legal rights. Yes, she must respect and be submissive to her husband, but he doesn't have to rule over her. Especially if her husband doesn't mind, there is no problem with her voting differently. If she has the ability to vote, she'd better do it. If he didn't want her to, then that would be a different story.

I know that as soon as I can vote, I am going to. We have amazing freedom in our county and it is not only our RIGHT to vote, but our DUTY. That's something I'll always remember.

~Bethany~

February 23, 2010 at 2:23 PM
Anonymous  

I have to say that I agree with Bethany the most. A woman does have legal and personal rights, even inside of marriage. Obviously, to be truly submissive to her husband, a woman would need to respect his decision, but it's illegal to influence someone's vote and/or keep them from voting. I think a woman might want to reconsider marrying a man who feels that he deserves (or even wants) that kind of power over his wife - is demanding that sort of power even loving, as Christ commanded? Of course, a married woman with such a husband has a duty to honor him and take her burdens to the Lord in prayer.

Hope that made sense. :)

February 23, 2010 at 8:09 PM

Yes that does make sense. Though I will point out that the Bible has higher authority over civil rule, so if that was the case, than civil rule would be Biblically wrong.

I do think that so long a major moral divide is not involved (like a pro-abortion candidate), if the husband doesn't care its not a big deal.

February 23, 2010 at 8:34 PM

First off, I have been reading your TULIP post and have enjoyed them.

Our family has had this talk many a time, I remember mom and dad talking about it with us when I was 12!

What we've come to is as long as the husband has said that he does not care who she votes for then she is not undermining his authority. Now the minute she votes for someone who her husband has made it known he would rather not or told her directly he does not want her voting for then she is undermining his authority.

Keep in mind this is coming from a young woman who at this point does not have a husband to talk to about voting, this is coming from someone who is still living with her family and feels that if she were to vote against her father's wishes then she would be undermining his God given authority and plans on bringing that same attitude into her marriage.

February 24, 2010 at 4:40 PM

All I have to say is I'll be able to vote next year and am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo pumped!!! Of course, I'll vote for who my Dad votes for... does that answer the question at leats a little?

March 5, 2010 at 10:36 PM

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