Watch the drama that accompanies this message: Submit or Resist

Robyn McKelvy: I get the privilege, thank you, Nancy, or maybe not, of speaking on submission. And not only do I get the privilege of speaking on submission, but telling you about this beautiful thing of strength that God has given to us as women.

And so, you already know, when Nancy introduced me that I have ten kids, but I’m not the only one that had ten kids, so did my mom. I’m number six on a line of ten. There were four boys and six girls, and I was the fifth of six girls, so you had to be independent. I felt like I could do everything I wanted to do in life. Independence was not a problem for me.

My dad was career military. He was pretty stubborn and pretty strong and strict—very strict. And my mom was a 5’1” spitfire. So I was woven from both of those cloths. So independence or having an opinion was not a problem for me.

At the age of twenty-one, I gave my life to Christ, and I wanted to know all that God’s Word said. So I told my dad, “Don’t tell me. If I see it in God’s Word, I’m going to do it,” because I wanted to know truth. And somewhere in there, I think I wanted to be independent because that was not a problem for me.

As a single woman, I worked a job as …