I re-posted a small clipping I saw on facebook the other day and the reaction I got was very loud with many women being very upset that I feel that men should be the head of the home. These women were firm in stating that they felt no one should be the head of the home, that both parents should have an equal say in all things. So what I am asking is this: because women are working as much as the men outside of the home and men are having to do housework and run children to events, does this mean there is no need of having someone be the head of the home?
Doesn’t someone have to be in charge? I understand that in the old days there were clear cuts rules of what was considered women’s work and what was considered men’s work, but that doesn’t apply anymore. However just because both parents are doing whatever needs to be done doesn’t negate the fact that you cannot have two people having the final say.
I would like to take this opportunity to be just as loud in voicing that I enjoy having my man be the head of the house.
Although we both work and do housework and drive the kids here and there I still want to be the nurturing one to whom the children come running when they have had a squabble with their siblings or are struggling with a homework assignment or have had a fight with their boyfriend or girlfriend. I want to be the one responsible for making the home clean and cozy, a place that we can all be proud to call home and feel comfortable sharing our successes and our hurts. This doesn’t mean I am the only one doing any of this, but I am the one in charge of this part of running the house.
Yes, we should be a TEAM, but even with teams, there is a captain. I don’t want to be a superwoman. I don’t have the time nor energy to do it all and still be the best mom I can be for my children, the best wife I can be for my husband and the best friend to those in my life. I don’t have what it takes to do it all. I like having the man in my life doing his part. Giving the final decision over to him after discussing both of our points of view doesn’t make me weak, it makes him strong; strong enough to really listen to my point of view and strong enough to feel needed, wanted and honored in his role.
I know that I am fortunate. I am so grateful to have a man who works along side of me helping me with all that needs to be done but allows me to do all the things that I am good at. He supports me in what I want and need to run OUR house, still being the strong hand in the background while never abusing my trust or holding his control over me
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