Technical difficulties with my computer have let me get a little behind!!!
As we've mentioned before, the man is the spiritual leader of the household.
"But I want you to understand that Christ is the head of every man, and the man is the head of a woman, and God is the head of Christ. " 1 Corinthians 11:3
It is the expectation of the Christian husband to be the spiritual and physical leader of the family. Husbands are to strive to be complete in their walk with Christ, thereby being able to lead their family in matters of Christianity. This includes teaching and leading their family in quiet times, spiritual direction of the family, prayer, serving, and all other Biblical matters.
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, " Ephesians 5:25
"Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh with them." Colossians 3:19
It is also the expectation that the Christian husband will love his wife, as Christ loves the church. This is very important, as a loving husband is part of the connection of respect to the husband from the loved wife.
No husband will be perfect in his role. This is very difficult for some wives to understand, that we expect perfection or ultimate wisdom from our husbands to do the right and "Christian" thing at all times. Sometimes, a husband will be less strong in his walk than others, while some periods of the marriage will be better than others. It is all a part of our journey as Christians.