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Man In A Marriage

What is the true definition of the responsibilities of a man in a marriage? How does it differ from that of a woman? Does a woman have responsibilies with respect to the care and nurturing of the marriage?

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CONT; I don't work outside the home. I stay home and take care of the house/kids/bills. That is my responsablity. As well as being the best Child of God, wife, mother, I can be. My husband says, If he doesn't earn his money, he doesn't want it. Men have no idea what goes through women's heads. I change my mind faster than a speeding bullet. But as long as we keep our little hands in God's big hand, everything works out for God's glory. And we reap the benefits.
---Rebecca_D on 3/8/08

Mary, I agree with what you said. In the case of my wife of eight years, we have had only one minor disagreement and every day she is dancing around the house, cleaning, singing. She is my whole life, next to Jesus Christ. I get lots of hugs, kisses, I love you's from her and the smile on her face every day tells me she is happy. That is marriage. Never having to say you are sorry because when you hurt your spouse, you are in fact hurting yourself.
---ashley on 5/28/07

God bless you Ashley, and the rest of you that do not "dominate" their marriages. :) Take it from me, if a woman is loved that way, she will likely be a fabulous wife too--she will not feel insecure, like I was. Keep up the great work, gentlemen. :)
---Mary on 5/27/07

Mary: what you have just described fits my marriage to a T. I try my best to lead by example in righteousness so my wife feels as little stress as possible. We give our wives our ultimate gift, ourselves, unselfishly, completely and love her as much as we do the Savior. We are to support and encourage our families to obey the commandments, pray and edify Jesus Christ. We do that by having our wives as our equals. respecting their wishes, listening and always being there when they need us the most.
---ashley on 5/27/07

I was just thinking (a rare thing for me lol!), I would dearly love to see a blog about husbands that does NOT focus on submission of the wife, but on the kind of love a godly man should have. The love that makes a woman completely love him head over heels and do anything for him. I used to know one like that--he is in Heaven now but he was a great friend (not my husband but someone else's) and his focus was LOVE, not LORDSHIP over his wife.
---Mary on 5/26/07

"and her employer", Mary shares > (o:}

"Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives, when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear." (1 Peter 3:1-2)

Randy, it looks like a wife can WIN a wrong guy, by means of "chaste conduct" > "chaste conduct" would NOT be doing wrong things he says to do, I'd think.
---Bill_bila5659 on 5/23/07

Randy, if a woman is single, the only person she really needs to submit her life to is God. God, and her employer, of course. A single woman is capable of making her own decisions without the help of a man to "submit to". Just my 2 cents or less lol
---Mary on 5/23/07

Randy>>You are never to submit to anyone if it goes against God's will or against the word of God. Those scriptures are mainly referring to husband and wife. There are bunch other scriptures referring to all types of authority figures. Ofcourse, always compare scriptures to other scriptures to really understand the mind of God.
---catherine on 5/23/07

If the man is the head of the woman, is the womans new god her husband? If she submits to him and he is wrong is she absolved of any sin she may have committed since she was acting under the will of her husband? She submits to whom if she is single and has no father? Should it be her pastor or maybe another male relative?
---randy on 5/23/07

The husband is to lead his wife and family always in righteousness. building trust, respect, love and a spiritual bond that is never broken through selfishness. to train up a child in love for the gospel and correct principals so when they are older, they will not depart from it. a wife is the romance and love of a marriage. she is very special. she was given unconditional love, nurturing, patience and a strong will to teach. she is the homemaker. she is the spiritual glue that holds families together.
---ashley on 5/23/07

You're welcome, Jody . . . nice to share with you > God bless you ! ! !
---Bill_bila5659 on 5/22/07

I really liked reading Bill's blog and learned a new explaination of the man's role in marriage . Previously , mine was rather simplistic,scripturely . Thank you Bill!!! . Blessings
---jody on 5/22/07

Man is to love the wife as God loved the church. Woman is to bow to man. I am kidding. Woman is to be help mate. >>>Marriage is best between two Christians. Also, God wants us to love the same person for LIFE.
---catherine on 5/22/07

(1) The man's number one responsibility > "'But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.'" (Matthew 6:33)

This includes to unconditionally obey how God rules him in his heart, doing only what is in God's peace > "And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body, and be thankful." (Colossians 3:15)
---Bill_bila5659 on 5/22/07

(2) "'For if you love those who love you, what reward have you?'" (in Matthew 5:46) God wants the man to love ALL people, NOT just his wife and children and certain friends and relatives.

God's ALL-loving love can make him strong enough to stay out of arguing; and God's love is so beautiful and kind and perfectly satisfying > God gives "increase" (1 Corinthians 3:6-7) > always improving how he relates with her > while he is in God's ALL-loving love (Romans 5:5).
---Bill_bila5659 on 5/22/07

(3) "For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body." (Ephesians 5:23) By being an all-loving person like Jesus, this makes the man her head the way God means this...unconditionally loving ALL people, making him real enough to love HER unconditionally > "And I will very gladly spend and be spent for your souls; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved." (2 Corinthians 12:15)
---Bill_bila5659 on 5/22/07

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(4) "nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock." (1 Peter 5:3) So, like our "examples", the man is never to lord it over his wife, but win her submission by his good example > never using arguing, then, to force his way on her > "Do all things without complaining and disputing," (Philippians 2:14) > "submitting to one another in the fear of God." (Ephesians 5:21) > as her example, relating in prayerful submission to God.
---Bill_bila5659 on 5/22/07

(5) The man, then, is the head of his wife and her example of how to relate lovingly with ALL people. And she is his helpmate to help correct and improve him in seeking God first and becoming such a good lover (James 5:16).

ALSO . . . Paul desires that she "manage the house" (1 Timothy 5:14) > so, I'd say she is the head of the house > she has her own head for a "reason" >

"The heart of her husband safely trusts her" (in Proverbs 31:11)
---Bill_bila5659 on 5/22/07

The Resposibilities of a Christian Man in marriage is that He is to be the Provider or
Bread winner in His family. He is to be the Protector of his family, and He is to love His wife, like Christ loved the Church. The Wife is to be submissive to him, as to the Lord.(Eph 5:22-29) The Wifes role is mentioned in Prov 31) Brian. 6933
---BRIAN on 5/22/07

The man of the house (of course is the husband). He is the one whom needs to provide for his family. We women have no idea what a man's mind goes through with. My husband busts his hinny to give the things his family needs. That is his job, to provide for his family. To work by the sweat of his brow. The woman has alot on her plate as well. We worry about the bills, and what can be paid and what can't. We take care of the children, house. Sometimes marriage isn't always 50/50. Sometimes it is 10/90. CONT;
---Rebecca_D on 5/21/07

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