5. Equal Partnership - The Divine Design of Marriage

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Click to edit Master subtitle style Equal Partnership: The Divine Design of Marriage, Part I Jason S. Carroll School of Family Life Brigham Young University
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The Divine Design n “By divine design , fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners.” ¶ 7, The Proclamation on the Family
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The Divine Discipleship Divine Institution Ordinance / Covenant Cleaving ?
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Do Latter-day Saints believe in “male headship”? (e.g., the husband/father is the leader and ultimate decision maker in the family) n Equal Partners: Equality, Not Hierarchy n “…fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners” (Proc. ¶ 7). "In the marriage companionship there is neither inferiority nor superiority. The woman does not walk ahead of the man; neither does the man walk ahead of the woman. They walk side by side as a son and daughter of God on an eternal journey." Pres. Gordon B. Hinckley
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Do Latter-day Saints believe in “male headship”? (e.g., the husband/father is the leader and ultimate decision maker in the family) n Genesis 2:18 – “help meet” n Meet means equal n Original Hebrew – “equal strength to rescue” n Genesis 3:16 – “…he shall rule over thee” “I regrettably recognize that some men have used this through centuries of time as justification for abusing and demeaning women. But in so doing have demeaned themselves and offended the Father of us all…the husband shall have a governing responsibility to provide for, to protect, to strengthen, and shield the wife.” Pres. Hinckley, 1991
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Do Latter-day Saints believe in “benevolent” male headship? n Equal Counsel and Equal Consent A man who holds the priesthood accepts his wife as a partner in the leadership of the home and family with full knowledge of and full participation in all decisions relating thereto . Of necessity there must be in the Church and in the home a presiding officer. By divine appointment, the responsibility to preside in the home rests upon the priesthood
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course SFL 223 taught by Professor Carroll during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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