The husband is to be the priest of the home, and the family is protected by his priesthood. Being cautious with the word priest, I am using it synonymous with spiritual leader here.
"And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord." - Ephesians 6:4 (KJV)
As wives, we are not to take the authority away from our husbands but to support and encourage them.
"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.." - Deuteronomy 6:4-7 (KJV)
It is the duty of both parents to raise up the family in the way of the Lord.
A word from Tricia Goyer on Encouraging Husbands.
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