Husbands are Built to Lead – Part 1 of 3

In today’s culture, the simple title of this post would cause people to become enraged. I personally do not know if that entertains me or saddens me more. Decades ago making that statement would have been the equivalent of saying a person needs oxygen to survive, now you risk getting reamed out by someone.

Regardless of what others say, the bottom line is husbands were meant to be the leaders of their homes and families. It is well established that men and women are fundamentally different when it comes to their development.

We can look at this two ways, the first being basic biological information, the second being from a Biblical standpoint. This article will focus on biological information.

For this article, I will use Learning Mind as a reference, specifically their article Male Brain vs Female Brain: 20 Differences, Backed by Science.

It is important to note that this article is not intended to either explicitly or implicitly state that men are superior or that women are inferior, rather it is intended to show that the differences between the two sexes support the statement that men are better suited and meant to be leaders and women are meant to be nurturers. I would say I am sorry that this might offend, you but I would be lying.

The relevant items from their list are:

  • #5 – Men are faster to absorb information, so they are more responsive.
  • #6 – Women tend to remember all the details, while men usually keep the main point in mind.
  • #10 – Men tend to be more analytic and, therefore, excel at exact sciences, and women have higher empathy and are thus better at social sciences.
  • #15 – Women are, by nature, more sociable as they find social interaction more rewarding, as we have said above. At the same time, men are more aggressively competitive. That is why men are more likely to engage in a fight. For the same reason, women may get irritated by the fact that men refuse to support long conversations with them.
  • #20 – Men perceive speech with logic so that they hear exactly what is said, while women use their intuition and emotion. This helps women easier see hints and hidden meanings behind other people’s words.

Like the items above show, men are better able to analyze and respond to situations faster and in a more logical manner; therefore, it leads to them being better able to “plot a course” and ensure that the best path forward is chosen and followed. These talents are critical to being a good leader. In a home, where the person leading is able to analyze the relevant facts and choose the best course of action, the rate of success will be higher and therefore be happier.

The same items, along with the items listed below, show that women are designed to be nurturers and support their husbands.

  • #4 – Women are more capable of managing multiple tasks, flowing simultaneously, while men tend to get irritated when they have to do several things at the same time.
  • #12 – Women also tend to be more talkative. The pleasure center of the female brain could have to do with their sociability. So, in general, conversation brings more pleasure to women. Women seem to use nearly three times as many words a day as men do. (Of course, if we don’t consider introverted women)
  • #17 – Women tend to have more fully developed organizational skills.

The organization skills and ability to manage multiple tasks are crucial for keeping the home running smoothly as during the course of a day a wife will need to juggle many domestic chores as well as be the primary caregiver for the couple’s children. Additionally, the more talkative and social nature of a woman is crucial to the development of a young child’s ability to relate to other people and develop crucial social skills they will need later in life. These are skills that they will learn from a woman better than they will learn from a man.

The job, and it is a job, of a housewife, is one of the most important, if not the most important job, in a healthy society as it allows the husband to focus on the tasks he is best suited for without the added stress of having to muddle his way through tasks that he was never meant to perform. Not only, does the wife taking on the job of housewife benefit the man, but it benefits the woman in the same way it benefits the man.

Since this article is starting to get lengthy, I will break it into multiple parts. The next part will highlight the physical differences between men and women that make husbands the proper choice for leading their homes.

The third part will address the issue from a biblical standpoint. Specifically, we will look at Paul’s letter to the Ephesians and the First Epistle of Peter as well as various verses from the Old Testament.

Future articles will talk about why women are meant to be the nurturers of children and the keepers of the home in more detail.

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