I’m currently reading the book entitled What He Must Be…if he wants to marry my daughter by Voddie Baucham Jr. In this book, Voddie explains the Biblical roles of a husband and wife using various passages from scripture to undergird his points. This book is an excellent read for anyone, male or female, seeking to be married, or who is already married. It is also perfect for parents as they teach, guide, and prepare their children for Godly marriages.
Consider the following excerpts:
"God commands men to leave and cleave. Of course this does not mean that a married man or woman is no longer required to honor his or her parents. However, it does mean that a married couple is no longer under the direct authority of their respective parents. Thus when and if we do disagree with parents concerning the direction of our household, we must do so in a respectful manner.” (p.118)
"Our children must not come first. Not only is important for us to prioritize our marriage over the home from which we come, it is also crucial that we prioritize our marriage relationship over our relationship with our children. I know this sounds odd, but allow me to explain. I believe that this prioritization is important for at least two reasons; 1) our marriage is our children’s ultimate source of security. 2) our children are going to leave and cleave someday.” (p. 119)
I urge you to check it out. It is provocative and interesting. You’ll be left rethinking what you know about dating, relationships and marriage ...but in a good way.