18 Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them.

-Colossians 3:18-19

"It’s sexist and misogynistic to say a wife must submit to her husband."

Sexism and misogyny are defined as treating women with contempt, prejudice, and hatred. However, scripture condemns all of these actions. There’s nothing sexist or misogynistic about wives submitting to husbands since scripture doesn’t allow husbands to oppress or exploit their wives (Colossians 3:19). In fact, husbands are commanded to love their wives in a self-sacrificial way, putting her needs and desires above his own (Ephesians 5:25). While wives are commanded to submit to their husband’s authority, husbands are commanded to submit to their wives needs and desires. This creates a relationship of mutual submission where both parties seek to please their partner rather than themselves. When we look at the whole picture and consider God’s instructions to husbands, the argument that submission is sexist or misogynistic completely falls apart. That’s why critics are always careful to leave it out.