John Piper is founder and teacher of desiring and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
A 2008 Pew Research Center survey found that, when it comes to the character traits deemed most important for political and corporate leadership, most people rate women superior to men, surpassing the latter in the areas of intelligence, honesty, creativity, compassion, and friendliness.
She used that tern as she went on to explain that in their relationship- he had never really initiated bible study or devotions.
She felt there was a spiritual leadership missing from their relationship, and in turn, she was growing bitter, frustrated, and angry at his lack of drive.
Before you try to start leading, you need to make sure you are following. Philippians 2 gives us a great picture of Jesus' love and example. But Christ's example and calling for Christian leaders is to be eager to serve. There is something unique and intimate about praying together.
Men whose hearts are humble before the Lord can be shaped by Him. Was it a youth pastor, college pastor, Young Life leader? Be the man that makes your wife light up when you speak about her at meal tables with your friends. It is marked by putting others' needs before your own. Put down the rights you think you deserve and start sacrificing for your wife. The other day my wife asked if I could help with one of our foster sons. I've read statistics of what prayer in marriages does for the health of a marriage. Spiritual leadership in marriage is not something we should leave as a vague idea that exists in someone else's reality.