Friday, May 20, 2011

A great post on leadership in the home

A few days ago I posted a link to a great post on what submission is not. This morning I came across a nice companion piece, Ten Things Leadership Is NOT (specifically speaking of male leadership in the home). This was my favorite....

8. Weakening

Strength gives birth to strength. A husband’s whose leadership is humble, caring, loving and self-sacrificing will not weaken his wife but strengthen her. As she observes his loving, selfless leadership it will not reduce her to doormat status but instead will encourage her to continue to trust herself to his care and direction. A good leader will strengthen his followers in a way that encourages them to willingly be placed under the authority of another.
I think that is an excellent statement. A wife's submission doesn't make her weak anymore than Christ's submission to the Father made Him weak. Good stuff, check it out!

(HT: Tim Challies)

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