This trend raises some interesting questions. To make this a bit more interesting, factor into the scenerios Ludden describes the fact that in tough economic times men are losing their jobs or having their salaries cut back.
So, does the notion of men as providers set a woman up to feel she's crossed the line or to struggle with resentment if she's bringing home the bacon? Do men feel their manhood suffers if they don't or can't or if a wife simply can earn more money? If God created the woman as ezer ['helper'] to the man, when it comes to marriage, is there a limit to how much help a wife can or should offer her husband?