What Does Spiritual Leadership Look Like in a Biblical Marriage?
To begin we must first recognize that marriage itself was instituted and ordained by God at the very beginning when he created the first man and woman (Genesis 2:24). Thus, we must also look to the Creator for wisdom on the roles within marriage to determine what they are and how they function.
Throughout this article, we will look specifically at spiritual leadership within marriage and a few ways that it is practically lived out.
The Husband Headship Established
In Genesis 2:16, God placed the first man in the Garden of Eden and gave him the very first command. It was this act of directly communicating God’s specific law to Adam that placed the responsibility of spiritual headship on him.
Immediately following this edict, the Triune God noticed that Adam lacked a companion suitable for caring for and sustaining the garden. The Hebrew words `ezer kenegdo used within Genesis 2:18 show that God created a suitable helper for Adam in Eve. She would be equal in…