Friday, April 5, 2013

We Really Weren't Created Equal- Man vs. Woman

I am all for equal pay and equal rights so don't take this post the wrong way. I think men and women deserve the same rights when it comes to voting, trying out for a job, service in a consumer based business, and many other areas. And I agree with equal pay in MOST jobs, if the man and the woman can carry the same load, do the same exact things, and the woman isn't asking the man to carry part of her share. But man and woman really weren't created equal.

Men were created FIRST-
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.- Genesis 2:7

Men are the HEAD of the household:
- For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body.-Ephesians 5:23

Men are the church leaders:
-Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.-1Timothy 3:12

Men are the stronger vessels:
-Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife, as to the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers may not be hindered. -1Peter 3:7

Were created from man to be his helper:

Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.
 And Adam said:
“This is now bone of my bones
And flesh of my flesh;
She shall be called Woman,
Because she was taken out of Man.”- Genesis 2:22-23

Women are to be submissive to their husbands:

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as is fitting in the Lord- Colossians 3:18

Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if some do not obey the word, they, without a word, may be won by the conduct of their wives,- 1 Peter 3:1

Women are to be respectful to their husbands, love them, and be obedient:

Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.- Ephesians 5:33
 that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children,  to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.- Titus 2:4-5

We have different roles set by God. We are NOT created equal in those. We as wives are supposed to be a helper not their leader. The man is the head of the household. So yes I agree in some equality there but I know that we are not and are not supposed to be equal in everything. 

Do you have more verses or would you like to counter the above? Leave a comment below.


  1. For a while I had a hard time being submissive and to be honest still struggle with it at times. Life in our house has been so much better though since I have learned to focus on the good things about my husband and not the bad. I go back to many of these verses to help me! :-)

  2. I struggle with submission more than anything else. I really do. It is hard especially after being raised by a single mom. I was taught to be independent and to never submit to a human man. Overcoming that is not easy at all.