The #1 Reason You Should Listen To Your Wife
By: Aesha Adams Roberts
"Listen to her?! Listen to her! She has your best interest in mind. She won't steer you wrong."
All the women cheered when our pastor's wife said these words during a Building Strong Marraiges conference. They were happy that someone else was saying what they've always wanted to say without being accused of nagging or complaining. My husband says that he can still hear her voice in his head whenever we have a discussion. Today, I want to be that voice in your head and share with you 3 reasons why you should listen to your wife.
3. She's not trying to control you.
If she's wanting you to change your eating habits, lose weight, or rest more she wants you to know she loves you and wants you around a long time. Don't be stubborn 🙂 Besides, a new study by the University of Utah found that listening to your wife about your health, is good for her health! When a wife feels a lack of support it can lead to inflammation, increasing the risk for cardiovascular disease and other health problems.
2. She can see things you can't.
I believe women have an instinct or "6th Sense," if you will that men just don't have. If you learn to trust her, you can be an unstoppable team! For example, one man always asks for his wife's input on new job candidates. He'll take the person out for dinner and bring along his wife. Her job is to observe the person and then on the way home he asks, "What did you think?" You know why he's learned to listen to his wife? There were times he ignored her wisdom and ended up with an employee from hell!
1. You get more of what you want.
Dr. John Gray, bestselling author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus puts it this way:
“When a man can listen to a woman's feelings without getting angry and frustrated, he gives her a wonderful gift. He makes it safe for her to express herself.The more she is able to express herself, the more she feels heard and understood, and the more she is able to give a man the loving trust, acceptance, appreciation, admiration, approval, and encouragement that he needs.”
Simply put, when you honor your wife by listening to her, you grow her love for you and she, in turn, will give you what you crave. It's a beautiful thing!