The Bible says, “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh” (Ephesians 5:31 KJV).
One is not greater than the other. Their roles and their strengths and weaknesses may be different, but one is not greater than the other; they’re equal. Yet, even though they’re equal, that doesn’t mean they’re created the same. God knew what He was doing, and He didn’t make men and women exactly alike. He did that on purpose so that they could help one another, and they could be stronger together as one.
There are some men who believe that women are not equal and are subpar. Those guys tend to have a male chauvinistic attitude. They don’t want to listen to their wife’s suggestions or advice because it messes with their ego. They think, “I’m the head. I don’t need any input from you. I’ll make this decision, and no matter what, I’m right. You just need to submit and follow me.”
Being in a lifelong relationship with someone like that will not be easy. If you offer suggestions or advice and he doesn’t want to listen and always ignores your input, then you might want to think twice about whether he’s the right marriage material for you.
A person who understands leadership and what it means for the two of you to come together as one, will value your opinion, even if they disagree with it. They’ll give consideration to your suggestions and advice before making a final decision.
The Take Away:
Ladies, make sure that the man you’re considering marrying is open to listening to your advice, input, suggestions, and even complaints without feeling threatened or resenting the fact that you shared them.