The Diocese of Sydney ratifies submission of wives
The Diocese of Sydney approved a new Common Prayer book in synod on Oct. 16, one which contains two marriage services, one including the vow of the wife to submit to her husband. The archbishop and many of the clergy are aware of the violence that can take place in the home, but they have decided not to put much emphasis on this problem, as far as I know. However, it is possible that one or two of the clergy will continue to express concern for victims of domestic violence and look into the matter in the future.
In the meantime, women who decide to make a vow to submit may fare well, or may suffer for the rest of their lives for that one moment of foolishness. For some people, authority and submission becomes an addiction and develops into a relationship of coercive control which destroys lives. Many other women are unable to engage in work of their choice, or manage their financial lives as they see fit.