The responsibilities of being a man are essential and life has some of the most amazing ways of teaching us the simplest truths. But I believe some of our most powerful teachers are those we see, and many impoverished children see their mothers playing the role of both mother and father.
I desire to speak to men today in the hopes that this will prevent someone, somewhere from losing the woman they love.
To be the head of the relationship means being the bedrock for your family. To have stability of mind, heart, faith, love, devotion and honor. Strength of character is needed to be a walking, talking example. And just as a house cannot stand without its frame, neither can your family. You are their frame and GOD is your foundation.
Nevertheless I’ve heard many a man take the concept of being ‘The Head’ in a relationship to mean something entirely different. It is usually followed up by the misconstrued biblical quote that says women should be subject to their husbands. A little bit of knowledge can be dangerous and most men who embrace this concept have destroyed many good woman and the relationships they could have built.
The Bible is a life book and helps us in every area of our lives, including a man’s relationship with his woman. There are other scriptures attached to the one above that give it proper depth and meaning.
“Husbands love your wives even as Christ also loved the Church and gave himself for it.” That means we put our wives before ourselves. This is what it means being the head of the relationship. Jesus was beaten, ridiculed and placed on the cross for the Church.
Scripture tells us that even Jesus came to minister to others and not have them minister to him. Taking this same concept into relationships with the woman we love is important. When we minister to her wants and to her needs as the head of the relationship, our actions consistently reaffirm to her how important she is to us.
SCRIPTURES ON RELATIONSHIPS: Ephesians 5: 22-33