Roles in the family

Marriage and Divorce

Roles in the Family

This topic overlaps with Marriage as well as Discrimination. Some people see Christianity as patriarchal, giving positions of power to men and forcing women to "remain at home, sit still, bear and bring up children". This is an issue of equality and justice.

Others think that both men and women have vital roles in the family. Changes in society have meant that both parents often go out to work, not leaving enough time for the essential role of bringing up children.

Should the man be the 'head of the family'? Who should decide on the roles that husband and wife take? How do children fit in?

This unit will look at Bible and Church teaching on roles in the family.

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