Division of labour in marriage

Marriage needs co-operation;
each needs wisdom, love and grace;
full support, not competition:
home can be a happy place.
Neither role will be soft option:
yoked – no mutiny or friction.

Leadership in marriage never
lordly tyranny unkind.
Loving God, love for each other,
– teamwork’s rich rewards we find.
Wife’s assistance is far-reaching,
– task demanding, talents-stretching.

People are so very varied
– mothers are not all the same!
but the pattern God created
gives each family a frame:
working steadily through life,
husband helped by gracious wife.

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