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Tier 1: The Patriarch’s Model

I first realized that Patriarchy fit what I had observed at BJU when I read about 17th-century English families.

These families had a strict structure that could not be altered. Think Downton Abbey, if you need a familiar example.

The Lord of the Manor holds all the power. He is the one who goes out into the dog-eat-dog world to fight for his kith and kin. He battles for himself really. This family is just an extension of him.

To see this in action, I cannot recommend this PBS show highly enough: Manor House. You can see it all in technicolor.

His son has one job: to wait….. for his dad to die, that is. So let’s get to him.