Federal Husband: Covenant Headship and the Christian Man

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Douglas Wilson is a pastor in Moscow, Idaho, a father of three, and grandfather of seventeen. He is the author of numerous books, including Decluttering Your Marriage, Future Men, and How to Exasperate Your Wife.

AUTHOR: Douglas Wilson

PAGE COUNT: 112 pages

SIZE: 5.50x8.50

BINDING: Paperback

ISBN 10: 188576751X

ISBN-13: 9781885767516

PUB. DATE: October 11, 2001

Media: Paperback

What does it mean to be a covenantal husband? What does it mean to be a covenantal father?

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The Fifth Book in the Family Series

Federal thinking is foreign to the modern mind. Federal has come to mean nothing more than centralized or big. Because our federal government has become so uncovenantal, it is not surprising that the original meaning of the word is lost. But federal thinking is the backbone of historic Protestant theology, and the Church needs to recover the covenantal understanding of federal headship. Husbands are to lead their families, taking responsibility for them as covenant heads—as federal husbands.

This book is a part of Douglas Wilson's series of books on the family, which has helped many people trying to deal with the everyday messes that come with sinners living under the same roof. This book on covenantal headship contains much practical and biblical wisdom that is never more timely than now, but which we will always need to be reminded of again and again.

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What People Are Saying:

"Challenging but great book that I have read several times already. I saw it the other day in my car and I thought I need to read it again. My wife knows already when I am reading it because of the change that exerts upon me!" -Andre

"Eye opening in many respects. I find myself more reflective and aware of my covenantal responsibility as a husband and a father." -Gary

"I have read a lot of marriage books, but this one is unique. I finally have a grasp of what my role as a husband is in relation to both God and my wife." -a reader

"As a husband of 27 years and a father of six children, as well as, a serious student of the Bible, this book changed my life and my behavior towards my wife... Essentially, I learned - unforgettably from this book - that I am responsible for the condition of both my marriage and my family. If anyone is to receive blame, it is to be me." -R.

Customer Reviews

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Travis D.

Federal Husband: Covenant Headship and the Christian Man


Federal Husband: Covenant Headship and the Christian Man

Ken F.
Excellent Resource

I am actually still reading this work. Halfway through, I love it and will re-read it several time. This year will mark 34 years of marriage, and this book gives vital reminders and instruction for newly married or seasoned marriages.


Lots of great practical advice and exposition of the various passages in Scripture that talk about being a husband and a father in the covenantal sense they were meant to be found in.

Michael H.
Roadmap For Husbands/Fathers

This book captures the biblical definition and responsibility of a husband & father, which is largely absent from evangelical Christianity.

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