“Let the wife make the husband glad to come home, and let him make her sorry to see him leave.” – Martin Luther, Leader of the Protestant Reformation, 1483-1546
Hopefully, men, you have figured out that we are not perfect when we get married. No, the laws of nature do not instill in us the maturity required to be good husbands when we put a ring on our fingers. Whether you have the woman of your dreams or decided to settle for which ever woman would have you, you signed up to play an important role in a marriage, the role that can only be fulfilled by a man. Being in a marriage with a passive husband is like being married to a rock. Not The Rock mind you — some wives may prefer that :-) — , but a piece of stone, keeping your wife stuck in a relationship that does not fulfill its promise.
You might be thinking, “Wait a minute! When we were dating she was totally happy with who I was. Why should I have to do extra stuff now?” Exactly, you were dating. Then maybe you lived together — something for another article — and then you got married. There are different words for those phases for a reason. Marriage has unspoken expectations that a wife is generally more aware of than a man. So that brings us to the question: What do you want to do well as a husband?
Here are a few areas to think about:
- Date more often
- Be affectionate in front of the kids
- Be on time for dinner
- Buy my wife pretty clothes
- Remember anniversaries <– Do it!!
- Pray together
- Help around the house
- Give my wife time to herself
- Tell her I love her
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