Submitting to your husband in the 21st century
August 2, 2011 8:58 AM Subscribe
What does the man being the head of the household mean for a Christian husband and wife?
posted by sunnychef88 to human relations (37 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
How does this Biblically-based family dynamic actually play out in real life? I have some Southern Baptist friends who claim that this is the relationship they're going have with their families and spouse. The husband will be the head of the wife in the family, having the responsibility of guiding his family to a closer relationship with the Lord. This also means the husband would be in charge of disciplining the children and making the big decisions, listening to her wife for her feedback since it's his duty to take her thoughts into consideration. You can read about the Biblical basis for it here
. It sounds a bit alarming at first glance, but I've been assured
Can anyone who has experienced this describe how it actually works? What's it like, from the "submissive" wife's perspective? Input from Christians with firsthand experience would be much appreciated.