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Submission, with Shellie Arnold
Episode 926th October 2022 • Addressing the ELEPHANT in the Room® • One Light Ahead®
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Shellie Arnold is a multi-published author who has written articles, Bible study/devotional curriculum, and contributed to several non-fiction works. She has keynoted at women’s retreats and taught in the workshop, Sunday school class, and small group settings. Shellie regularly serves as faculty at conferences including the Florida Christian Writers Conference where she leads the popular Manuscript Critique Track, which allows writers to get feedback on their current work-in-progress.

Shellie has three published novels: The Spindle Chair, Sticks and Stones, and Abide With Me (nominated for a Selah in 2018), all of which depict the “perfect storms” in marriage—what happens when our weaknesses hit head-on, and we’re both left wondering if anything can be salvaged. Visit her at

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Shellie selected submission to be this episode’s elephant, and she shares how she was first introduced to the concept.
  • Common misconceptions about what it really means to be submissive.
  • Righteousness is Shellie’s one and only rule in marriage.
  • Shellie uses her writing to flesh out examples of “the perfect storm” to illustrate to couples how they can navigate similar situations in their own marriages
  • We can look to Jesus as the ultimate example of perfect submission because he did exactly what the Father told Him to do.
  • You can build spiritual intimacy in your marriage.
  • Shellie’s real passion is working with people in their marriages.
  • There is a proper way to view submission so that you don’t misunderstand the purpose or power of it.


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