During the last few decades our culture has redefined the meaning and responsibilities of men and women in society and in the home. Consequently, they do not lead effectively, or they do not even try.Increasingly, many men are becoming passive in the home."This comparison of the husband with Christ reveals the sense in which a man should be his wife's 'head.'" Hendriksen writes, "He is her head as being vitally interested in her welfare. His pattern is Christ, who, as head of the church, is its Savior!
They've decided that the easiest thing to do is nothing.
The simplest thing—with the smallest risk—is to stay on the fence with both feet firmly planted in mid-air and let the wife do it.
He who loves his own wife loves himself; for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, because we are members of His body.
In his commentary on Ephesians, William Hendriksen points out that God "... The Lord has assigned the wife the duty of obeying her husband yet ...
placed ultimate responsibility with respect to the household on the shoulders of the husband . this obedience must be a voluntary submission on her part, and that only to her own husband, not to every man." "Head" does not mean male dominance, where a man lords it over a woman and demands her total obedience to his every wish and command. His Word clearly states that we are all equally His children and are of equal value and worth before Him.