Daily Archives: August 4, 2005

Wife to Husband Part 3

This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series Five Functions of a Faithful Family

The Rosenthals had an outstandingly happy and successful marriage, and Mr. Rosenthal was once asked to what he attributed this remarkable situation. “It’s simple,” he said. “Division of labor. My wife makes all the small, routine decisions. She decides what house we buy, where we go on vacation, whether the kids go to private schools, if I should change my job, and so on.” “And you?” “I make the big, fundamental decisions. I decide if the United States should declare war on China, if Congress should appropriate money for a manned expedition to Mars, and so on.” I think the secret to a happy marriage is anything but a man abdicating his responsibilities at home.  It is quite the opposite.  Being fully engaged at home is the answer to the problems most of us face in our marriages. Having established what Godly leadership in the home really means for men, Last week we started with Submission – or “Lovingly and willingly Yielding to an authority established by God.”  Far from being demeaning it is a tremendous offering of faith and faithfulness to the Father. In addition to Submission then, a wife faithful to God will…. Support Your Husband. Briefly I’d summarize that as affirming and strengthening his leadership.[1] If we […]