The Role of the Husband

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  1. LadyEagle

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    Is there a connection between the word "husband" and the word "husbandry?"

    Does the Bible say the husband is to be the spiritual "priest" of the home?

    Does the Bible say the husband is to be the protector and provider?

    How much responsiblity is Biblically placed on the husband's shoulders to keep his wife happy and provide for her needs?

    Is there more responsibility for keeping a marriage together placed on the husband (by virtue of his God-appointed position as head of the home) than on the wife or is it an equal responsibility?

    Thoughts & Scriptures, please.

    (The Role of the Wife thread is nearly 30 pages long. Time to focus on the man, now....You're welcome, Fellas). :laugh:
     
  2. donnA

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    LOL, good topic LE.
     
  3. LadyEagle

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    I doubt it will reach 30+ pages. It might not even make it to page 2. :laugh:
     
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    Perhaps, and I'm just saying maybe, I don't know, but God told Adam this
    gen3:17-19
    "Cursed is the ground for your sake;
    In toil you shall eat of it
    All the days of your life.
    18 Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you,
    And you shall eat the herb of the field.
    19 In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread
    Till you return to the ground,
    For out of it you were taken;
    For dust you are,
    And to dust you shall return."

    So I wonder if the word husbandry comes from the word husband because God appears (no arguments wanted here) to say Adam (men) was the provider, (Eve being the one to give birth and nurture children).
    Just a thought.
     
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    I have been a husband 14 years. I don't think I have done a great job. The only admonishment/command that I know of in Scripture is to love my wife as Christ loved the church.

    I would say that I have my hands full.
     
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    I preached a message in Florence Alabama last year that was about the role of the husband.
    I read Ephesians 5 25-31
    My points of the things a husband should do for his wife:
    Provide for her
    Protect her
    Pray for her
    Promote her
    and Praise her.
    When a husband loves his wife as the Word of the Lord teaches these things come naturally.
     
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    You left out....help her. :)
     
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    You're right being a good helpmate is very important. :thumbs:
     
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    One more thing.... love her! How could you leave that one out? :laugh:

    oops. I guess you did put that one at the end. sorry. :eek: :saint:
     
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    Lay on the couch and eat chips and watch TV, right??

    BBob,
     
  11. I Am Blessed 24

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    You left out submit to her.

    1Peter 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

    Shame on you! :saint:
     
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    Wow, I did not know I was going to be slammed for what was missing. If you look at the points I used, you can see how that what you girls bring up could be part of it. In fact, I think I remember saying these, among other things, are the role of a husband when I preached the message. There is only so much time allocated for the service.

    Anyway, shame on me! :tonofbricks:
     
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    Not slamming you, Cutter, just picking on you. :laugh:

    We have SO many threads on what women should do, and very, very, seldom (if ever) on what the man should do.

    This thread is refreshing, for a change!

    Thanks LE! :thumbs:

    Cutter: You did a good job on your sermon! :godisgood:
     
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    I feel so much better now! :saint:
     
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    Yep, I've heard a lot of sermons, a lot, that get on the women about what they should do. But, for some reason, the role of the man is left out. Could it be that women would have a lot less trouble with their role if the man first fulfilled his role? And, I believe that it is the man who will be held responsible first above that of his wife. Cutter, thanks for being one of the few who seem to hold the fire under the feet of us men.
     
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    1Peter 3:7 A husband is to count his wife as a precious gem, as a prize of extreme value. He is to highly esteem her, set her up on a pedestal before his very eyes.

    This seems to say it all.

    Complimenting our wives and listening to them is very important. As everyone said, but it can't be said enough, love them :love2:

    Don't ignore her when she speaks, even if you don't want to hear what she says. That's what I do sometimes. Fade off...:sleeping_2:

    There doesn't seem to be as many verses relating to the husband's role as the wife's role. Weird
     
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    Yes!

    I believe that if a husband loves his wife as Christ loves His church, the wife would have no problem with submission or any of her other 'roles'.
     
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    "Role of the Wife"....297 responses
    "Role of the Husband".....16 responses

    'nuff said. :tear:

    love,

    Sopranette
     
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    Dry up those tears Sopranette and have no fear~ Brother Shane is here!!! :laugh:

    I do believe that that if the man loves his wife the way Christ loves His Church -- women would be more like their Biblical role of a lady and should she be blessed, a humble housewife and mother.

    Now, everyone must remember that the women we were talking about in these other threads -- their husbands did not love them they way Christ loves the Church. We're talking about worldly issues that we, as Christians, should not have to go through. That's one thing about divorce: do not consider it and you wont have that problem. God hates it. It is intolerable.

    I am afraid that if we go by what superwoman said about her husband -- being a Christian -- if these are the men these women have to look up to and submit unto today -- no wonder why the women have had it.
     
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    You're welcome. And....it has made it to page 2! :)
    Agreed! :thumbs:

    Ah, a pearl of wisdom...getting the big picture? Thanks, Shane! :thumbs:


    Man was made in God's own image, yet when we look around at all the ungodly men in the word today (even some who claim to be Christians), single women don't have much to look at or pick from.

    The Bible says that a man who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains the Lord's favor, but there is not one verse in the Bible that says if a woman finds a husband she finds a good thing. I wonder why that is.....????

    Proverbs 18:22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.


    And notice that it doesn't specify any adjectives to what kind of wife, just a wife. Period. (so ugly women can take heart! :laugh: )
     

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