I believe that we cannot clearly understand God's plan for mankind except in the framework of patriarchy. Everything that we need to know and can understand about our relationship with our Lord is designed to be taught in the patriarchal family. Matriarchy and or patri/matriarchal combos cannot display the relationships in the home that teach God's plan for life, temporal and eternal. Husband/father operates as God in the human family, while the wife functions as christians. My thought is that the children are the mission field, to be won to faith by parental example.