J Allan Petersen, in his preface to the book Before You Marry, writes: No sane person would ever leap blindfolded over an unknown cliff with nothing but a hope that it would prove to be a good decision.
No wise person would commit himself to life in a strange land without knowing something about what to expect and the difficulties he would inevitably face.
In a Christian marriage, the dependence is mutual, the obligation reciprocal, and the dependence on God, absolute.
At the heart of marriage is companionship, communion and consummation.
Here headship is not in the sense of being the boss of the show, nor does it mean that his is the masters voice in all matters, but in the sense of being a spiritual leader, directly in responsibility to God who is your Head.
The husband and wife relationship is the closest, the most intimate of all human relationships for it is likened to the relationship between Christ and the Church (Ephesians -33).They feel their marriage will somehow be happier than most marriages they have observed. It is no surprise then that the highest incidence of divorce is found in the below-25 age group...Wives under 20 are involved in almost half of all divorces recorded yearly.Unhappy is the home where authority and control are assumed by the wife because this is against Gods injunction. Billy Sunday once said, If you want your wife to be an angel, dont treat her like the devil.The Role of the Wife in Marriage The wife is the heart of the home.