• Men are natural problem solvers. God created them in such a way that they think of one thing at a time. They like to go into a box, figure out what the problem is, assign a solution and move on. When was the last time you thanked him for fixing the computer, the DVD player, or the toilet?

• Men are great in an emergency. Men frequently have the ability to shut down their emotions to handle the task at hand. We saw it best on 9-11 when the majority of the people running into the twin towers to rescue ailing victims were males.

• Men feel family stress at a deeper level than women. You usually don’t know this because they might stuff their emotions (and later have a heart attack or stroke) instead of talking to the checker at the grocery store about their marriage issues. So, if life is less than perfect at your home, don’t confuse his inactivity for apathy, instead his emotions might be overwhelming and paralyzing him. If he is still in the house, he still cares. A wise woman will thank her husband for being present—many women would love to have a man around the house.

• Men tend to be better at spatial tasks—so there really is a reason he doesn’t stop to ask for directions!

These are just a few things to get you started. So this Father’s Day, make sure to tell your man thanks for being wonderful him!

This article was adapted from: Red Hot Monogamy (Harvest House Publishers).


Pam and Bill Farrel are international speakers and the authors of over 20 books including best-selling Men are like Waffles, Women are like Spaghetti and their newest, Every Marriage is a Fixer Upper. For more information on their books and ministry: 800-810-4449 or  http://farrelcommunications.com.