The Later Pauline Epistles: Paul's Understanding of Husband and Wife Roles

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The Later Pauline Epistles
Paul’s Understanding of
Husband and Wife
Roles

By Caroline Carter

Professor Peter Sibande
BIBL 3353
September 17, 2011

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South Wesleyan University AGS Program
Bachelor of Science in Business Management Research Project
I agree to the following use of my research paper on Paul’s understanding of Husband and Wife Roles is solely my work.

Name: Caroline E. CarterClass: 00-BSM0071
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE...............................................................................................................i RELEASE FORM.......................................................................................................ii LIST OF TABLES ………………………...........................................................................iii Thesis Statement: The Biblical role of a Husband and Wife is more clearly than ever before. When correctly interpreted and applied according to the Word, it helps the Husband and wife live like Christ.

I. Roles of the Husband…………................................................................................1 A. Leadership………….………………..............................................................................1 1. Husband as the Head……………….......................................................................2 B. Responsibility………….............................................................................................2 1. Love your Wife unconditionally………….............................................................3 2. Serve your Wife…………………………....................................................................3 II. Roles of the Wife…………………………………………………............................................3 A. Be Helpers to your Husbands……………………………………………………………………..4 1. Respect your Husband……………………………………………………………………………4 2. Love your Husband………………………………………………………………………………..4 3. Submit to your Husband…………………………………………………………………………4

Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………………………………….5 Work Cited…………………………………………………………………………………………………….6

Paul’s understanding of Husband and Wife roles

In the beginning, God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created Him; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:27) To appreciate the gift as God intended the role of a Husband and Wife, we need to turn to the great marriage instruction manual, the Bible. We have all heard the saying “who wear the pants in the family.” Yet, leadership in the home is no laughing matter. During the last few decades our society has redefined the meaning and responsibilities of man and woman in society and in the home. Growing up, Men lacked a good role model for leadership at home and have no mental picture of what it means to lead a family. Consequently, they do not lead effectively, or they do not even try. Increasingly, many men are becoming passive in the home. They’ve decided that the easiest thing to do is nothing. The simplest thing with the smallest risk is to stay on the fence with both feet firmly planted in mid air and let the wife do it. When a man is married to a strong wife who will take over, he often lets her do just that. Fortunately, there is the great marriage instructional manual, the Bible verses clearly gives the role of a man, husband, and father as a servant/leader. Biblical Responsibility for the Husband

The Biblical Responsibility of a Husband is to be a leader. Scripture provide a clear organizational structure for a marriage. In 1 Corinthians 11:13 states But I want you to understand that Christ is the Head of every man, and man is the head of a woman, and God is the Head of Christ. Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the Church, He Himself being the Savior of the Body. The role of a husband are clear in Ephesians 5:25-33...
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