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The Role of a Man in a Marriage

“But there is one thing I want you to know: The head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.”

1 Corinthians 11:3 NLT

The Bible says that man is the head of the woman. The man is created by God to be the head of his household. This is a huge responsibility that cannot be approached like a wicked ruler. I want to examine the four functions of a head. One, the head receives input from the body. This means that although you have been appointed the leader by God, you are a fool to not listen to your wife's input and criticism. If you run your marriage like a tyrannical dictator who doesn't consider the input of his wife, you will end in utter ruin as a fool according to the Bible. Two, the head is to make decisions. You must decide the fate of your family and you will be judged according to how you decide. Three, the head initiates action. Four, the head gives ongoing direction - Derek Prince. You can see that a man must be ready to act at all times. The failures of a family will fall on the shoulders of the father. The missed and seized opportunities in life will be accredited to the father. God has commanded your wife to submit to your authority, you will be judged harshly by the Lord if you misuse your authority to destroy her life or the life of your family. This is a bold point, but husbands must rise up in Godly counsel and authority and begin to steer the ship of their families.

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