Would you be surprised to learn that one of the things your husband most needs from you is your ability to help him?
Men want a connection just like we do. They want a partnership, a teammate, a helper to enthusiastically come alongside them and make their lives brighter, better, and easier. That’s the way they were designed. And that’s why we were designed.
Genesis 2:18 tells us the reason we, as women, were created: “The Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him’ because for Adam no suitable helper was found.” God designed a perfect counterpart – not a clone – to help the man work, play, think, decide, enjoy life, and grow old with. God even took the man’s rib to make the woman who was designed to be, literally, at his side. God’s plan was that the two work together, shoulder-to-shoulder, complement one another, and balance each other with their unique strengths.
God did not create Eve to be Adam’s mother or his maid. Nor to be his supervisor, nor his doormat. He made her to ultimately be his helper. As I was writing my book, 12 Ways to Experience More with Your Husband, I asked numerous wives how they help their husbands, and I also asked many husbands to chime in on how they are best helped by their wives. This is the advice they offered and it amounts to 10 ways you can be your husband’s number 1 helper:
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