There has been and probably always WILL BE a battle of the sexes. It is inevitable because of differences in endocrine systems, thought processes and instincts. And those differences are both wonderful and at the same time, troublesome. Trouble often starts when a man tries to be domineering or a woman wants to be "Head of the house". Now, I fully realize that every marriage is different and often it takes decades to "iron out the differences", but I genuinely think marriages could be improved by applying Bible principles to the relationship. Since the subject is extremely complex, I will only address just one principle today...
Philippians, Chapter 2
5 Have this in your mind, which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, existing in the form of God, didn’t consider equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7 but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, yes, the death of the cross.
Humility: the sum and substance of being a genuine servant. If one partner is a genuine servant, marriage has a chance of succeeding. If both have an attitude of preferential equality (that is, thinking of your spouse before yourself- or being humble), then that marriage has the potential of being a truly great. When things go wrong (and they will) a humble spirit will often tend to be a forgiving one as well. In other words, both parties to the union do not have to worry about their punctuation (crossing all the t's and dotting all the I's). Lord, help us all to be more like Jesus!!!