Man, Oh Man
The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” GENESIS 2:23, NIV
I’m telling you—men just have it easier. Here are some examples someone sent me. When you’re a man . . .
•Your last name stays put.
•The garage is all yours.
•Wedding plans take care of themselves.
•You can never be pregnant.
•Wrinkles add character.
•The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected.
•You’ve got one mood all the time. Usually.
•Phone conversations are over in thirty seconds flat.
•A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.
•You can open all your own jars.
•You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. Usually.
•If someone forgets to invite you somewhere, he can still be your friend.
•Your underwear is $8.95—for a three-pack!
•The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
•You only have to shave your face and neck.
•You can play with toys all your life.
•One wallet and one pair of shoes—one color for all seasons.
•You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.
•You can “do” your nails with a pocket knife.
See what I mean?
So the next time your wife seems too complicated for you, be patient with her. You didn’t marry a man. You married her because she is different. Realize that her life comes with a lot of stuff you don’t have to put up with. Take the time to genuinely listen and understand because God created her as a gift for you.
If your wife is not hitting you in the arm too hard right now, take a few minutes to talk about your differences. Promise you’ll try to do a better job of understanding and appreciating those differences.
Take your wife by the hand and give God thanks for providing her with all her uniqueness.
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