Men need women. That’s why God said it’s not good for man to be alone. There are lots of reasons that men need women. Oh, I’m not saying that every man has to be married. But, in general, men live longer, healthier lives if they have a wife.
I believe that most women are happier with a man to spend their whole lives with, too. We hate being lonely, and having a good mate helps with that. But the biggest need that I think women can meet in their husband’s life is their spiritual needs.
I have seen how men act when they are alone or with other men and no women. They act crazy! It’s a wonder any of them live beyond their teen years. But God has made them to be daring and fearless. And we need that bravery and aggressiveness in many situations in life. Men are wonderful! Their desire to defend, protect, provide, and take care of women and children is admirable. Their desire to lead and accomplish great things is God-given.
I have no desire to bash men. I want to lift them up and encourage those positive masculine traits I have mentioned.
But when it comes to spiritual things, many men just don’t seem to get it. It seems like many of them feel like it’s sissy to be spiritually-minded. They seem embarrassed or completely uninterested in spiritual matters and even emotional issues.
And that’s where women come in. Women, in general, are more in tune with spiritual and emotional concerns. We are wired to be more emotional, nurturing, sensitive, and in many cases more spiritually aware. Many women really do have a special intuition and wisdom when it comes to relationships.
Since we are more geared to spiritual awareness, we owe it to our men to help them understand and “see” God in us. In our demeanor, our behavior, our attitude, and our general lifestyle, we should model for them a life that is peaceful, full of faith, and loving toward all.
In the same way, wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands so that, even if some disobey the word, they may be won over without a word by the way their wives live. 1 Peter 3:1
For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife? 1 Cor. 7:16
So, I believe that women fulfill a very important role in this world. We lead men to Jesus. We are great evangelists within our own home when we live godly lives. And when we pray for our men, we pray with great power and feeling. Our love for them and our desire to see them do well and have the best life possible drives us to pray fervently for our husbands.
Pray and model godly behavior, full of the fruits of the Spirit, and we will see great spiritual results in our men. And, I believe the emotions will follow.