We bought the book Rocking the Roles by Robert Lewis and William Hendricks at a Weekend to Remember marriage conference. It was one of the marriage books recommended.
Unlike many marital role books, Lewis and Hendricks differentiate the difference between traditional marriage and Biblical marriage and examine how men and women are naturally different. Anyone who has been in a relationship with someone of the opposite sex knows men and women are different. Yet many in our modern society lean toward everything being equal and leave no room for males and females to be different. Rocking the Roles explores the Biblical core roles of husbands and wives. For example the husband’s core role is to be a Servant Leader and a wife’s core role is to be a Helper Lover.
The authors break down how to fulfill marital roles the godly way not the traditional way that many are raised to believe. They explain how to be a Servant Leader and what it means to be a Helper Lover. The best thing about learning your role is that the “core” roles do not limit choices. Rather they help prioritize your time, energy, and commitments. If you are looking to strengthen your marriage, I recommend this book.