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Why do you think men are subscribed to the leadership role in a marriage? (Biblically speaking)

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lovinangels

Asked by lovinangels at 3:48 PM on Jan. 2, 2011 in Religious Debate

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  • Because men wrote the bible! LOL!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:49 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • Because MAN wrote the bible, and MAN head the church. Since the dawn of mankind, men have tried to hold dominance over women. What better way to accomplish that than to say your god dictates the same?!!
    sahmamax2

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 3:51 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • Because men had the final say on what was allowed in and out of the Bible. Notice how the books with strong women in theme are left out. I think there's a reason for this. The women we see in the Bible are submissive - think of how Sarah offered Abraham her servant since she could not give him a child, or how Ruth went so far as to take care of her MIL even after her husband died - or somehow did things for God's people - Ester and Rahab. We don't see women in charge because those books were left out.

    scout_mom

    Answer by scout_mom at 3:53 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • Because men wrote it and compiled it ... many men have a superiority complex.
    SpiritedWitch

    Answer by SpiritedWitch at 3:53 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • because men were in charge in almost every culture since the beginning of time...if the Bible deviated from that norm very few men would have followed it.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 4:01 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • slapping foreheadOk a slap the forehead sweet pea is so needed here ... wish they had a sighing one too

    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 4:02 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • Because men are protective and providers by nature. Just because they are the "leader" doesn't mean they are superior. They are also to love their wives wholeheartedly. Although the women are to be submissive, it's not the same as a pushover with no backbone. The men are even responsible with teaching our children in godly ways. They have a lot of responsibility. I've seen really good roles of this partnership and really bad ones. As far as women in the bible, it's clear that women play an important role and there are some very strong women in the bible including Jael, Ruth, Rahab, Mary, Martha, Mary Magdeline, Mary (Jesus' mother). Esther was willing to give up her life for her people. Deborah was a prophetess and a Judge over Israel. Those are a few examples. We may be submissive, but there is strength in our submission and the choices that these women made impacted our history tremendously.
    kittieashy

    Answer by kittieashy at 4:12 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • "We may be submissive, but there is strength in our submission and the choices that these women made impacted our history tremendously"


    Please explain.
    sahmamax2

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 4:16 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • Because God designed it that way. The marriage relationship is a reflection of the relationship between Christ and the church. Christ is described as the Bridegroom and the church is His bride. Christ is head of the church - the single point of leadership in the relationship between Christ and the church. Since the marriage relationship is a reflection of Christ and the church, then the male is the leader.
    -Eilish-

    Answer by -Eilish- at 4:57 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • First I'll clarify that I was referring to Christian history..which for Christians is "our history." I'm not going to do a full bible study on here so I'll do some of the most significant. Rahab was significant because even though she was a harlot and not an Israelite, she chose to risk her life in an act of faith to chose to follow the Israelites. She is also the Great-Grandmother of David from who's lineage our Savior comes from. Then of course there's Mary (Jesus' mother) who despite how her family would look at her and all the redicule she would endure for being pregnant and not married, fully submitted to the Spirit of God and gave birth to our Savior. Those are just a couple. If you're interested in the women of the bible, there's a 1 year devotional called Women of the Bible. If you do some study you'll realize women aren't viewed the way many say we are.
    kittieashy

    Answer by kittieashy at 4:59 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

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