Wilson: A Door of Protection

“A door therefore speaks of protection. In this respect, it is a symbol of the husband and father. Just as God placed Adam in the garden to tend and keep it, assigning him the priestly task of protection, in the same way husbands should exercise their responsibility to be a door of protection for their families. Adam failed in his duty, and we see the tragic consequence of a husband who is a broken door, hanging from one hinge.

Wives need to know their husbands are a door of protection for them. Children need to grow up in the kind of security that only a stout door can provide.”

– Douglas Wilson, My Life for Yours (pp. 11-12)

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