Think a minute…Many marriages are not happy simply because the husband and wife don’t understand each other’s needs. Men and women are very different creatures! Remember the best-selling book, Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus? Last time we talked about women’s needs. So today, we’ll look at your husband’s needs.
Number 1: A man needs passion—physical passion. But also a passionate wife who is fun and a good sport. Frankly, some wives are just plain boring. Other wives are so grouchy and always serious, that all they seem to do is nag and complain. Some of us could learn to laugh and lighten up! Not only will it cure our grouchiness and moodiness, but the atmosphere in many homes would definitely improve.
Number 2: A man needs help in the home. And some men more than others. Just a neat house and tasty food. But we need to care enough to notice and give attention to our husband’s likes and dislikes. Remember the well-known saying, “The tunnel to a man’s heart runs through his stomach!” And some tunnels are bigger than others.
Number 3: A man needs to feel respected by his wife. It doesn’t matter what his job is, our husband needs to know that we are proud of him in his own special strengths and abilities. So nagging him, criticizing him, and comparing him to other men not only hurts him, but it also hurts your marriage and life together.
Friend, only Jesus Christ can help you change to become the wife your husband needs. Remember, your husband will never be perfect; he’ll still fail you sometimes. But Jesus will never fail you! He will always love, forgive and accept you. He will also give you His strength you need each day to love and respect your husband without conditions. And that’s when your husband will want to start changing and become the husband you need. Just Think a Minute…