If a man pays exactly half of the bills, can he still be called a provider?

If a man pays exactly half of the bills, can he still be called a provider?
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  • Depends how you look at it. A man provides more than financial stability, (AND... so do women). Both are providers and each brings stuff to the table.

    The undertone of keeping score is a toxic one. Why would you want to be in competition with the man or woman you love. I've never understood that.

    If there are kids, well, the man will work longer and harder over the lifetime of the relationship, whoch is where the pay gap comes from.

    The way I see it the essential truth is that Men provide things women can't and women provide things Men can't.

    Financial stability is not the only thing in traditional gender roles.

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  • He provides any percentage he's a provider. That's the definition of the word. The woman is also a provider in your scenario.

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  • Lol, no, because she's paying the other half. So either both of them are providers, or neither of them are.
    The man is also not fulfilling his God-given role. Men are expected to provide the house & all necessities for the family (Ex 21:10, & Eph 5:28-29), and while women can have jobs if they want to (the virtuous woman commended in Prov 31 ran a business), they're not obligated to. Instead, women are obligated to make the house a home (Proverbs 14:1).

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    • 9 d ago

      To provide means to give, and he's contributing how does that make someone not a provider?

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    • 9 d ago

      @Lover_not_a_fighter Premarital sex is strongly condemned in the New Testament too

    • 9 d ago

      Okay but my question is for sinful people in today's society who engage in causal sex, are they soppost to believe a man is to provide for them fully? And if we take sex out of the question pre marriage now and back then does the man only become a provider after marriage?

  • Wtf is it with all these women voting no? If both partners are bringing money in they are both providing. If he's paying half the bills he's a provider!

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  • You're both providing for the future of the relationship. Yes.

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  • In theory no however

    If the bills at the end of the period that is considered end with an amount that includes an odd value such as $642.13, you cannot divide 13 into 2 to give a full cent value.

    Thus one of the party will end up paying more than 50% and that one is the provider

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  • And you gonna do what
    Lie down and smell beautiful
    Fuck off

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    • 11 d ago

      She's paying half the bills too.

    • 11 d ago

      Rude as fuck and you don't know how to read. Question was if the man pays half not all. Read the question in full before you decide to be an asshole.

  • Assuming that the question means "providing for her" I can think of several scenarios.

    1. She has a child that is not his and he has none, so by paying half he is actually paying part of the support for her and the child.
    2. Her expenses are more than his.
    3. Her car payment and insurance are more than his.
    4. Her clothing allowance is higher than his.
    Any scenario in which he is footing all of his own expenses plus part of hers. I think you get the idea.

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  • This is retarded. Provider is someone who pays the majority of expenses. Not 50% not 52%. Someone who pays all the core expenses on their own. Rent food clothes basic other needs.

    Whats this 50% shit? y'all dreaming. Lmao

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  • I guess he still paying half.

    My question is if a man is stripped of his god given authority over his home as a protector and provider, and head of the home

    ,, all that saying he isn t a dictator c'mon people,,

    What is he then?
    What is she?
    On some level women will always find that part of their man attractive its human nature.

    But seriously if you take away a husbands a fathers role in the home what is he then?

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  • Does he provide security?
    I think providing is more than just bills.

    But, in my opinion, the more a woman does financially the less she respects her man.

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  • I don't think so. It's general context refers to gold diggers--- errrr i mean lazy kept wome------ *sneezes*. Refers to housewives being completely unemployed while her husband brings in all the money To pay for all expenses they have made.

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  • I provide for myself and he provides for himself. So yes he is a provider.

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  • No because then you literally aren't providing anything. Unless you have subordinates then both of you are providers

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    • 11 d ago

      I meant dependants

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    • 10 d ago

      Unless, like I said, you have dependants

    • 10 d ago

      I am providing it for the household. I provide money for me yes, bt also for the house expenses. If I stop there won't be money enough to pay the bills. If I stop providing my money for the household it colapses.

  • Yes they can.

    I mean if you're the one using the most electricity, water, etc...

    Then paying half is a great deal.

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  • Well... no, but I don't see the importance of having the title of "provider". It doesn't mean jack shit.

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  • Yes they can. I pay half the bills, so I am providing money to the house. Let me stop doing so then and see how fast I am called a provider.

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  • Yes, and the woman is also a provider.

    If a woman insists that a man who pays half the bills can't be a provider, can she be called a gold-digging whore?

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  • If he provides one thin dime, he is a provider.

    Would you like to be paying both halves instead?

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  • If he provides any percentage he's a provider by definition.

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  • Its called equality. Plus plenty of women out there now who are the main providers. 3 of my 4 bosses are female directors

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  • No he's isn't a provider. It's equal. My contribution to the house is as equal as yours.

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  • Not really. He's a partner. That's ok too if that's what you want, but I've always thought of myself as a provider.

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  • Yes! Because you need to pay exactly half of the bills to be provided!

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  • Yes he can, woman can also be called a provider since she provides half the funds to pay the bills.

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  • Yes he can

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  • They are both providers then.

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  • You want equality? That's equality

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  • Who the hell cares.

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  • Yes because he is providing half

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  • Yeah, he provides the pay for the other half

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  • Yeah, sure, whatever.

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  • I think equally.

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  • He shouldn't do less than all that he can do.

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  • lol Men are delusional.

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  • If you're at the point culturally, where you split bills, then why does it matter who is the "provider"

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  • He STILL provides you with protection, so yes.
    And don't pretend you are "I can take care of my self" because we all know in times of catastrophe, the MALE is the one you expect to save you and if he doesn't he is considered less of a man.

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    • 11 d ago

      Providing protection makes him a "protector", not a provider. Provider refers to financial provision.

    • 7 d ago

      @mistixs nope. Provider means that he provides. The provision of all things necessary for the family unit. By your logic, a house wife isn't a provider... which would be an obnoxiously absurd and incorrect statement to make.

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