Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (1973-2015)
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Michael C. Whittington
Father, Husband, Responsibilities, Roles
Biblical Studies | Christianity | Ethics in Religion | Practical Theology
Marselus, John, "Flight Lead: The Mission of A Father and Husband" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1041.
Similar to fighter pilot flight leads, the Lord created multiple roles and responsibilities for husbands and fathers to lead their families. Millions of dollars are invested into the training and readiness of a fighter pilot to lead a flight into combat. Flight leads must perform multiple missions to ensure the success of friendly armed forces against their enemy. The multiple roles and responsibilities for husbands and fathers are remarkably similar to the functions a flight lead must execute to successfully complete a mission. This study compares the author’s military experience with scholarly research, Scriptural analysis, quantitative survey, and case study analysis. The roles and responsibilities of a husband and father are identified from literature, biblical examples, and quantitative and qualitative analysis. This is then compared with various fighter missions to encourage and provide guidance for men in being a successful “flight lead” for their wives and families.