We often get asked great questions about roles in marriage. After advising many married couples, reading lots of books, observing my friends, and being a married man myself, here’s what I’ve noticed: one size doesn’t fit all.
While there are certain laws that should govern every marriage, like forgiveness, kindness, and love; there are some things that must be figured out within each individual marriage — like who cooks, who cleans, who manages the finances, and things of that ilk.
While it’s easy to go with a traditional view and say, “The wife should cook and keep the kids, and the husband should do the yard and manage the finances, etc.,” that’s not always best for each home. These items should be doled out to each spouse based upon skill, available time, preferences, and generally speaking what works best for each couple.
Figure out what works best in your home with your spouse, then be diligent to make it work well.