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  • 1. S E S S I O N 3 The Four Leadership Roles of Men
  • 2. The story of King David illustrates the consequences of failed male leadership.
  • 3. The Consequences for King David 1. Disharmony in the Family “I will take your wives while you live to see it” (2 Samuel 12:11). 2. Children will Suffer “The child that is born to you shall die” (2 Samuel 12:14). 3. Conflict in Society “The sword shall not depart from your house” (2 Samuel 12:10). 4. Worship of God will Suffer “David may not build a house for my name for he is a man of war and has shed blood” (1 Chronicles 22:8).
  • 4. By considering these four consequences in light of God‟s original blessing to humanity, we discover the four leadership roles entrusted to men.
  • 5. And God blessed them saying, „Increase and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it. And have dominion over the fishes of the sea and the fowls of the air and all the creatures that move upon the earth. Genesis 1:28
  • 6. The Four Leadership Roles of Men Moral Leadership Live in union with God to receive his blessings. Military Leadership Battle Satan over the family, the channel of grace. Political Leadership Harmoniously order society to peace. Economic Leadership Make the earth fruitful, which is tied to the fruitfulness of the womb. Men‟s Leadership Roles
  • 7. The Hierarchy of Leadership Roles Moral Leadership Military Leadership Economic Leadership Political Leadership
  • 8. The Breakdown of Male Leadership Moral Leadership Separation from God. Military Leadership Satan sows disharmony in the home. Political Leadership Conflict is sown throughout greater society. Economic Leadership The earth is barren, which is tied to the suffering of children. Men‟s Leadership Roles
  • 9. This is NOT abstract theology. Sociological research from some of America‟s leading universities indicate that God is good for your marriage.
  • 10. The Relationship between God and Marriage (100%) (50%) 0 50 100 150 (Decreased)/Increased Divorce Risk Weekly Church Different Religion Virginity at Marriage Cohabitation Source: “The Social Organization of Sexuality – Sexual Practices in the United States,” University of Chicago Press, 1994, Figure 13.6.
  • 11. Further, research indicates that marriage makes you fruitful. It certainly leads to children. But it also leads to greater economic fruitfulness.
  • 12. Marriage and Physical Fruitfulness Never Married Married 20’s 30’s 40’s 50’s 60’s 70’s Age 1.0 2.0 3.0 ChildrenperRespondent (Number) Source: General Social Survey (1972-2010) Difference of approximately two children per woman.
  • 13. Leadership and Economic Fruitfulness • Married men earn 30% more than unmarried men. • Married households earn 12.4% more than a single man/woman combined. • Divorce lowers immune system function. • Divorce has same effect on heath as smoking one pack of cigarettes per day. • Married men live 10 years longer than unmarried men. • Being unmarried for a woman effects life expectancy similar to having cancer. Source: Waite, Linda J. and Gallagher, Maggie, “The Case for Marriage – Why Married People are Happier, Healthier and Better Off Financially,” Doubleday, 2000.
  • 14. Marriage and Economic Fruitfulness Continuously Married Never Married Cohabiting Never Married Divorced Once Divorced Twice Divorced 1 Remarried 30 60 90 120 150 Pre-RetirementWealthperCapita (1000sof2012$) Source: Wilmoth, J., and Koso, G., “Does Marital History Matter? Marital Status and Wealth Outcomes Among Preretirement Adults”, Journal of Marriage and Family Life, February 2002. $139.2 $32.8 $31.2 $37.8 $24.9 $105.5
  • 15. Economic Fruitfulness into the Future • Divorce doubles the likelihood a child will drop out of high school. • Divorce reduces the likelihood of a child receiving a college degree by 1/3. • College graduates earn on average twice as much as high school graduates. • Children of divorce are 50% more likely to have health problems. • Divorce reduces life expectancy of children by 4 years. Source: Waite, Linda J. and Gallagher, Maggie, “The Case for Marriage – Why Married People are Happier, Healthier and Better Off Financially,” Doubleday, 2000.
  • 16. Marriage is good for your pocketbook. It is good for your personal peace and happiness and for that of your children.
  • 17. Marriage and Peace and Happiness • Married couples are 60% more likely to be happy with their lives. • Married couples have more frequent sex. • Church going spouses are 22% more likely to be sexually satisfied than non-church going spouses. • Divorce significantly increases depression and triples the likelihood a person will commit suicide. • Divorced people are 2.5X more likely than married persons to be unhappy with their lives. Source: Waite, Linda J. and Gallagher, Maggie, “The Case for Marriage – Why Married People are Happier, Healthier and Better Off Financially,” Doubleday, 2000.
  • 18. Peace and Happiness into the Future • Single and divorced women are almost ten times more likely to be raped than wives. • Cohabitation significantly increases the likelihood of a woman being raped or physically assaulted. • Divorce doubles the likelihood of sexual intercourse by age 14 and triples the likelihood of becoming an unwed mother. • Divorce doubles the likelihood that a child will be incarcerated for a crime. • Divorce increases the likelihood of mental illness in a child by 37%. Source: Waite, Linda J. and Gallagher, Maggie, “The Case for Marriage – Why Married People are Happier, Healthier and Better Off Financially,” Doubleday, 2000.
  • 19. It‟s really quite simple. God created the union of man and woman to be the channel by which he blesses the world. It remains true to this day.
  • 20. Small Group Discussion Next Week The Five Traits of Authentic Leaders Starter Questions 1. How will you live in greater union with God so that you can receive his blessings? 2. What can you do to strengthen families – your own and others?