Roles, Responsibilities, & Decision Making In Marriage
God’s intent is for marriage to reflect the relationship and oneness of the Trinity. Each person of the Trinity is distinct, yet intimately connected with the other. The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are each equal in value, yet distinct in role. Similarly, husbands and wives are equal in value, yet distinct in role. God’s image is revealed in both the husband and the wife. Furthermore, God designed an order to be followed in marriage and family, described in 1 Corinthians 11:3, “But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.” To maintain this order and reflect this image, He has established roles for husbands and wives.
In marriage, each spouse needs to have a role that is recognized and valued with certain responsibilities to which he or she is held accountable. It is a wise activity to take time to delegate responsibilities, deciding which spouse will take ownership over specific tasks, areas of the home, decisions, etc. For more information on roles, responsibilities, and decision-making in marriage, please review our full document.
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