am happy to note that someone in the West
still believes in the Biblical teaching
on headship and submission. This indeed
is a very important component in having
a strong, vibrant Christian marriage.
This is God's order for husband and wife.
This is the way by which a man truly serves
his wife and his family, and a woman supports
her husband for the good of all.
CFC-FFL continues to emphasize this
Archdiocesan Blog: Let the Man Head the
D.C., August 31, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com)
- It's a concept largely discarded as
an antiquated view of gender roles,
even in most Christian circles: the
notion that a husband leading the home
is the best way to keep a family running
Monsignor Charles Pope, a blogger for
the Archdiocese of Washington, pointed
out in a post earlier this month that
rejecting this model is at the root
of "one of the biggest problems
today in marriage." This Bible-based
tradition, he says, is vital for couples
hoping to dodge the destructive "power
struggle" of the modern marriage
makes two people one. The trouble comes
in determining which one," wrote
establishes a husband in authority in
the home," he wrote. "Every
organism and organization requires headship.
A creature with two heads is a freak.
A creature with no head is dead."
notes that the correct notion of a husband's
leadership "is not a worldly, autocratic
authority but a Christian, servant based
authority (Cf Mark 10:41-45)."
does not follow that the husband always
'gets his way.' Rather, if he is smart,
he listens carefully to his wife and
her wisdom," he continued. "Practically
speaking women have great authority
in the home and its daily running and
a smart husband will not seek to micromanage
and usurp his wife’s role and
her practical authority there and with
in the end, two have to become one.
Oneness requires headship, common faith,
shared fear of the Lord, and a heartfelt
appreciation for the gifts of each."
to me to live is Christ, and to die is
gain." (Phil 1:21)