A few years ago, I attended the wedding of a dear friend of mine. Before the actual ceremony the minister took time to give a powerful bit of counsel to everyone who had gathered. His words affected me so deeply that they have prompted me to change not only how I approach my marriage, but also my relationships with family and friends.
From what I can remember, the minister said this:
In scripture, husbands have been called the head (or leader) of the household. The world scoffs at such an idea, but that is because the world has a perverted sense of leadership. The world thinks of a leader as the person in charge—a person who makes all of the decisions, forces everyone to do what he wants, and then takes all of the glory for himself. But the world’s way of leadership is not God’s way of leadership.