Summary: Men are dropping out of the roles of father and husband, especially in American society. The Bible has a pattern that is as relevant today as it has ever been.
What the bible says about Husbands
A transcript from Tech Support:
This is a very common problem that men complain about.
Many people upgrade from Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0, thinking that it is just a Utilities and Entertainment program. Wife 1.0 is an OPERATING SYSTEM and is designed by its Creator to run EVERYTHING!!! It is also impossible to delete Wife 1.0 and to return to Girlfriend 7.0. It is impossible to uninstall, or purge the program files from the system once installed.
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Best of luck,
All joking aside, Men are opting out of marriage.
Helen Smith recently released a book “Men on Strike” stating that far fewer men are getting married, going to college, or working in a traditional career than in previous generations. Why? She argues men are “acting rationally in response to the lack of incentives society offers them to be responsible fathers, husbands and providers.”
This disturbing trend is getting the attention of the secular media.
As Irina Dunn imfamously quipped, “a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle”. It seems society no longer values the man in the home let alone his role of leadership in society. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoXQf2f2Yxo
Karen Straughan, an atheist social commentator, believes it is because men are no longer valued and respected for the roles of father and husband, as they were in the past. She said this:
“. . . all of the approved paths to a positive male identity are gone, even when men don’t consciously realize it they know it somewhere in the back of their brains. Men have always been willing to work and sacrifice and sweat and bleed when they were rewarded with a means through which to see themselves as worthy of respect. But when every single role society sees fit to cram you into is no longer a way to respect yourself or to gain the respect of others, it’s time to throw those roles away.” -Karen Straughan
Illus. An English professor wrote the words, "Woman without her man is nothing" on the blackboard and directed his students to punctuate it correctly.
The men wrote: "Woman, without her man, is nothing."
The women wrote: "Woman: Without her, man is nothing."
The Bible paints a very different picture of the importance of a man in the home and family. A man’s role as father and husband, in fact, are supposed to reflect the glory of God’s love for His people. Today, I’d like to take a look at six biblical definitions of what A Good Father and Husband is:
1. A man who is Faithful to God’s will. All of the great men of the Bible have only this in common-they heard and obeyed God’s voice. We discussed this last week, so if you want a copy of the message on seeking and obeying God’s will you’ll need to search on sermoncentral.com . part of being faithful to God’s will is to be faithful to his wife and children.
2. A man who is Able and willing to work hard:
a. (Moses studied all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and God had to come to him where he was working with the sheep to get his attention.
b. David-when Samuel came to anoint the new king of Israel, David was the last to come, because they had to search for him out doing his work in the fields,
c. Daniel & friends were counted as “ten-times better than all their peers” in their studies,
d. Amos was not just a farmer, but when God called him he had to butcher a bunch of bulls because he had worked out some system of using multiple animals to plough his fields-he had developed some of the first industrial farming techniques,