When my wonderful fiancée put her trust in me to be the leader of our family, it wasn't done on a whim. I earned her trust and continue to do so on a daily basis. The incredible responsibility of knowing that the buck stops with me, has made me strive to be the best leader, partner, father, and person I can possibly be. By giving me leadership, she gets more consideration and attention than any other woman has ever had from me.
My darling Lisa is not a slave or a servant. Her needs and opinions are always part of any decision I make. If anything, I am the servant, as any good leader always is! Our relationship is my master, and I serve it willingly and to the best of my ability. How else could I accept the authority of head of our household?
We are not religious, so I do not regard my position as head of the household as being god-given. My leadership could be rejected at any time. My treasured wife-to-be is not weak, and has run her own household for many years. I have leadership for no other reason than through merit, and because my wife prefers it, and as I have said, I must earn my position over and over again by putting her and the children's needs above my own and making the best decisions possible.