FAQ :: Does the Bible say that the husband is to be the head of the home?

The Bible teaches that the husband is the head of the home but there is a considerable amount of misunderstanding about how that leadership role is to be fulfilled. The husband is called on by God to be the leader in the home not only in practical and physical ways but also in spiritual ways.

Ephesians 5:22-23 says, “Wives submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. “Verse 25 goes on to say, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her.”

Jesus was a servant leader. He loved His “flock ” so much that He laid down His own life to The Footsteps of the Messiah, 1993, pp. pay for our sins and to allow every believer to receive eternal life. As displayed in the life of Christ, leadership requires caring, compassion, sacrifice, and responsibility.

Ephesians 5.28: “Husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.”

Leadership is not lordship. This has nothing to do with power or control but everything to do with love and care. Submission to this kind of leader is a relief, not a burden.