The Roles of Men and Women: Equipping God's People to Keep Communication Scriptural Truths About Male Headship
The Role of Men and Women has been a fiercely discussed topic since God populated the world with one married couple. Many Christians might respond by saying that it is a discussion they would just as soon avoid. Many conservative Christians fear the retaliation of the world. Granted, the role of men and women would not be a topic a Christian canvasser would initiate on a prospect’s doorstep. However, the discussion is not one a Christian should try to avoid. If and when these conversations concerning roles do arise, what can a conservative biblical Christian say to end the discussion? Here lies the crux of this thesis. The goal is not for the conversation to cease; instead, the goal is to keep the conversation going. God’s principle of different roles between men and woman and his principle of male headship are beautiful teachings from Scripture. These teachings do not suppress one sex; they lift both sexes up within marriage, within the church and the world at large. This thesis is organized by the different words, phrases and ideas which historically catalyze discussions with strong emotions on the topic of the role of men and women. It intends to encourage men to serve the women in their lives, and to see their wives as Christ sees the Church. Also, its purpose is to reassure Christian women who struggle with the head-helper principle in a world hostile to it.