A biblical mandate to man-up

In the past several generations, many men in our western culture have lost the ability to take the reigns when it comes to leading in their lives, in their families and in their churches.  For many reasons, men have placed the role of leader on their wives’ shoulders, a trend that has lead to confusion in our families and in society. Along with that, the media, our culture and a lost world has encouraged men to step back and allow this to happen. What does it mean for men to “step up to the plate” and lead their families in a biblical way?

Today we’ll meet Dean Roddy who has studied this trend over the years and leads men’s ministry at his church. He coaches men on what biblical manhood looks like. Dean and his wife Susan have been married for 23 years and have experienced significant change in their own marriage as Dean has walked this path.

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2 Responses to A biblical mandate to man-up

  1. Mr Davis says:

    If we return to Deuteronomy 6, 11 we can recapture this principle of the headship in the home.

    Proverbs 1:8 KJV
    My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:

    Proverbs 6:20 KJV
    My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:


  2. Mark S says:

    Part of the problem is that the vast majority of congregations are run by a handful of people.

    The bible says that when we meet each one brings something to share:

    What is the outcome then, brethren? When you assemble, each one has a psalm, has a teaching, has a revelation, has a tongue, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification. 1Corinthians 14:26

    The bible describes the church as a family.

    SINCE WHEN IS A FAMILY A ONE MAN SHOW! This is what happens in most churches. Most of the people do not have anything to do but watch and maybe sing a bit. While all the ministry is done by just one man. Utterly ridiculous and not what God intended.

    Surely this is adding to the problem of weak men who have become lazy. I highly recommend a book by Frank Viola called 'Reimagining Church'


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