The theme of this blog will surround my understanding of the Bible’s teachings regarding the distinct roles of men and women. I believe that the Bible gives clear and unequivocal roles to a man as well as clear and unequivocal roles to a woman.
This is not to say I believe than either gender is superior to the other for we are all equal in our humanity as God has created us.
Our souls from a spiritual point of view have equal value to God regardless of our gender. I do not believe as is so sadly reported in various cultures around the world that a baby girl is worth any less than a baby boy.
Having said all that I believe the Bible teaches that God has designed men and women to have different roles not only in marriage, but in society as well.
Today we have so much confusion in our marriages, our families, our churches and in our society at large because we have removed the roles of men and women. We have all but eliminated them. It is sad to see that even in many conservative Christian churches the Biblical roles of men and women if they are taught regularly at all are completely watered down.
Pastor’s run in fear of their female membership afraid to preach “thus saith the Lord”. They fear they will chase off their female members with such “outdated nonsense” as roles for men and women.
I have been thinking about these things for many years and I felt perhaps I should write them out if only for the few who will read and accept the truth from God’s Word.
Let me tell you something. The few Christian couples I have ever met that not only believe but live by the roles they believe God has designed for them usually have the best marriages you will ever find.
It’s not to say they don’t fight like the rest of us. But there is a lot less fighting and much more peace in a home where the husband and father understands his role, and the wife and mother understands her role.
I pray that God will use the writings on this blog to help change the hearts and minds of men and women and cause them to come to embrace, rather than fight, the roles that God has designed us for.