7. Feeling left out or not part of a team.
You’re not two separate entities, but one working in harmony. Which means as a spouse, you work with the other in all decision making. Even if something seems insignificant, include your wife in on the decision. Truly work as a team. Your wife doesn’t like being someone you just run decisions by after the fact. She wants to work together in caring for the family. Yes, ultimately, the man is the head of the household but work together in harmony to foster a healthy home.
8. Being compared to other women.
Women struggle with comparison perhaps more than anything. They’re already hard on themselves, comparing their body, family, gifts, and so much more with other women. Please be careful not to add to that. Refrain from even talking about how your neighbor’s wife seems to run such a tight ship. Or that your co-worker’s spouse always makes him lunch. Or that your ex or a good friend use to do something you liked. I’ve heard Mark Driscoll say that your wife is your standard of beauty. I would add that she is your standard for a godly woman in any matter. Celebrate all she does for you and your family!
9. Being expected to balance the home and family alone.
The home is not the sole responsibility of the wife. Unless she wants to be but I doubt that’s the case! I know you’re tired when you get home but at the end of the day, so is she. If she cooks dinner, offer to clean up the mess afterward. If she just cleaned the kitchen, grab the vacuum and get to work on the living room. If she rallied the kids in the morning, take the initiative to rally them to bed. Remember, you are a team so work together.
10. Being the spiritual leader of the family.
A woman does not want to be the spiritual leader of your family; if she does, well, something’s not right. A man is tasked to be the priest of the family—to care and lead his wife and kids closer to God. Spend time in the Word, in prayer both alone and with your family, and in leading by example. This is the most significant thing you can do for your family.
Content taken from the article, 10 Things Your Wife Really Doesn’t Like, written by Brittany Rust. To read the text version please click the link above.
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