This article is part of a limited series called Be A Man. These articles are taken from a Bible study I conducted for several months. The purpose of these blogs is to examine and discuss what it means to be a man, a husband and a father according to the Bible, and how we are to live that out in our modern world. While the Bible study was originally for men, not all topics are gender specific, meaning that women, wives, and mothers can still learn and be encouraged from these articles.
How does it work?
How are husbands supposed to work with their wives?
What kind of balance needs to be struck so that a marriage can thrive, or just survive?
These and many other questions have been asked for ages. Husbands want to know. Wives want to know. Engaged couples want to know. How do we make this thing work?
There is no easy answer. The answer may be simple to explain, but nothing about it is easy as far as the application and living out of this Biblical truth.
First, I’ll talk about a traditional way husband-wife dynamic, one that most are familiar with. This may be the way your family works, the family you grew up in functioned, or what you have seen in different families. After I go through this traditional dynamic, I’ll talk about what I believe to be a more Biblical founded dynamic between husbands and wives.