When I say, “A man needs to lead his family,” and “Men need to step up into leadership.” I get a lot of anger, resentment, hostility, and vitriol directed my way.
I understand that a lot of the negativity is rooted in experiences with misogynistic tyrants who ruled over their family with a case of beer and a drunken fist.
I also understand that not every family looks the same.
I am not saying that men are somehow “entitled” to “rule” over their families.
I am not saying men need to outrank women. We are n
I think the word “leadership” has a lot of negative connotations attached to it, and I think it’s time to understand that to LEAD is not to DOMINATE.
In my family, my wife and I CO-lead. There are times when I lead her, and times when she leads me.
Leadership is service. It’s responsibility. It’s influence.
It’s a GOOD thing when men embrace this with humility and with a desire to learn how to lead better.
September 6, 2014 @ 7:46 pm
All of the amen to this.
September 6, 2014 @ 8:25 pm
Thanks Ashley. 😉