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What does the Bible says about a woman becoming more powerful than the man?

Taking about marriage wise.
These days woman have more than ever the power to control everything in the marriage. They bring the bread home, they take of the children, they manage the household and man stay aside to admire such a power. What does the bible says about this?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:06 PM on May. 15, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (10)
  • I understand what youre asking. Its more of mindset than defined roles. Its called Matriarchal witchcraft or another term is ungodly order in the home. This will sound foreign to nonchristians and even some christians wont understand. God designed marriage for the husband to be the head. Not the dominant possesive abusive male, but the provider, the caretaker and the one who also takes the responsibility for not only the direction of the family but the spiritual atmosphere of the home. The wife has just as important duties. She is to love, support and respect her husband, back him up when he needs it, help make important decisions, encourage him when hes down. There are spiritual consequences for women who, out of fear, dominate, control, and destroy their husbands. Its been a part of my family for a long time. I have to work on this because its hard for me. I have to look all the scrips up. They are in some of my paperwork.

    Answer by momofsaee at 1:00 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • The bible says that the woman should submit to the husband.

    Answer by TheFriskyKitty at 12:08 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • And some men make damned sure she submits, too. If she doesn't she gets beaten senseless.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:11 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • anon12:11 - that's not biblical submission. biblical submission - the husband loves his wife the way Christ loved the church.. Christ gave His life for the church. A man who physically, emotionally, or verbally abuses his wife is not showing true love or what was being spoken about in the verse regarding submission.

    Answer by bonn777 at 12:32 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • Nevermind the Bible. I think a marriage should be give and take....
    If the wife is the one making all the money, taking care of the kids, doing all the household chores, running all the errands, managing the checkbook........... etc etc etc.... and all the husband does is sit on his ass in front of the TV all day.... That's not a marriage. The woman is a SLAVE. She has to do all the work while the man reaps all the benefits.

    Vice versa, if the man goes to work and makes all the money, then the woman should be taking care of the household chores and the children. Marriages only work with BOTH partners are willing to pitch in. To say you're the "powerful one" because you do EVERYTHING... you're deluding yourself. You're trapped in a marriage with a lazy spouse who doesn't help out at home and doesn't offer you any support whatsoever.

    Answer by kimberleee382 at 12:32 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • Women have the power. Its called sex.

    Answer by momandvet at 1:02 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • The bible says that the woman should be at home taking care of the home and family and supporting her husband.

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 1:05 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • rhondaveggie - chapter and verse from bible please. i do believe the woman should raise her children... but give me chapter and verse for "woman should be home taking care of home".

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:27 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • im sorry but i think that is full of crap you should never submet to your husband i think it is 50/50 there are woman who do alot of things and men don't like it get over it

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:46 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • It's not a Bible reference, but I will say that when a woman treats her husband like he's only useful as a sperm-donor; she's killing her marriage.

    Men need to feel like they're needed. It's just something that's programed in them, so even if you're in a situation of "control" in your marriage, you need to verbally acknowledge the dragons he slays for you. Even if it's just getting rid of a hairy spider for you, laud him as a hero for it, and he'll love you forever.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:12 PM on May. 15, 2009