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Biblical Roles Of Men & Women

Both man and woman were created equal before God as persons yet distinct in their manhood and womanhood.  However God ordained distinct roles for each sex in order that they would be complementary and not competitive.  In the family, the husband is to practice loving leadership while the wife demonstrates affirming respect for her husband.  In the church, men exercise the primary congregational governing and teaching ministries while the women support male authority and participate in all other areas of church life.  This design promotes harmony and mutual fulfillment of the sexes. The underlying principle of the glorification of Christ is timeless and theological.