“But no one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.” Mark 3:27
The divided house is epidemic today. The home is no longer a shelter from the storm. The man has left the home and left the home to be invaded by evil men, by godless culture, with the influence of games and immoral media. The man has left and no longer stands as a strong opposition to evil.
Let God be true when he says the man is the head of the wife. “But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ.” 1 Cor. 11.
Paul goes on to say that if a man has his head covered, it is a shame. Man is not to cover his head as he is not to wear a dress. He is not the woman. He is the head and the lead in the home. Men have however abandoned their position given them by God.
When men are weak, they abandon their leadership post and are always found standing behind the woman. They are distracted by “manly” pursuits like sports, hobbies, etc, and may present as real men, but if you watch them in the family setting and they wife and children become apparent as the leads. Such men only step forward for appearance sake. Now women, if I have your attention, if you have such a man you have to step back and encourage your man to take the lead. He needs to be an example and be the lead in all spiritual matters in the home. If the children see you as the spiritual leader in the home, your sons and your daughters will suffer into their adult relationships. They will suffer in their relationship with God.
Part of the nature of the man who isn’t leading is that he is afraid to cross the woman. He has been doing the body building, the fishing, the macho things as a cover for the weakness in him. And such men, who are many, will not admit that they have abdicated their godly role. So you, the god-fearing woman, need to pray and ask for God’s help: for you to step back and submit to your husband and pray for your husband to take the lead. Let him lead when it comes to shaping your children. This does not mean you have no role, certainly not, but the children need to see that dad is the head of the home. As long as the children see they are only disciplined when mother gets upset, they know dad is not leading the home. And here’s the thing.
The devil, the enemy, will overpower the home that does not have a strong male leader. Men need to step up and be the spiritual leader in the home. I say all of this in love. Chas D Mayfield