‘Submission is not oppression’- Mercy Masika speaks on marriage

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 16 Nov, 2021 17:39 | < 1 min read
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Mercy Masika. PHOTO/COURTESY

Award-winning artist Mercy Masika has shared her two cents on marriage and how submission works for her union.

This topic has continued to elicit mixed reactions barring a decent conversation around it but the mother of two is sharing her opinion in her 13 years in marriage.

Masika explained the word ‘submissive’ in the biblical definition noting that it is not oppression rather it entails honouring your husband and respecting them.

She says while she struggled with it in the beginning, she has learnt that submission actually makes one powerful noting that she too has reaped its benefits in her marriage.

“When I got married I was depressed at those manenos. I was like neeeveeer. Until when I learnt the wisdom of God is better than mine own. Submission is not oppression. It is honouring your hubby, it’s treating him with respect. I have so reaped the benefits of submission in my marriage that I learnt I am extremely powerful when I am submitted,” Masika wrote.

When a woman submits to their husband, that does not mean she considers herself ‘lower’ or ‘less important’ than their other half rather it makes your marriage work God’s way.

“Submitting to your husband doesn’t make you less. It helps your marriage to do it God’s way,” she added.

Mercy Masika was married to David Tim Muguro in 2008 after a year of dating and the two have two children and serve in the ministry together.