Girlfriend Expects Too Much?
"What do you advise a woman who says that before she gets married to a man he should earn more than she does and should cater for all house bills? What kind of Christian mentality is this? Please advise.
What scripture can I use to advise this woman?"
Well, I’m pretty close to your girlfriend’s opinion on this one!
Although a husband does not necessarily need to earn more than his wife, he does have to demonstrate responsibility in providing for his wife and family. Read 1 Timothy 5:8, "But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel."
I believe your girlfriend’s concern for security is at the core of her comments. Security is more of a felt need for women than for men and that’s why it is vital that you learn what the needs of a wife really are.
I would also suggest you read up on pre-marriage at our website’s Pre-Marriage section.