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God has variously gifted both men and women. Both genders are called to share their talents for the benefit of others. But one size does not fit all. It takes lots of time for Christian couples to establish a work life that supports their family and satisfies both of them.
Regardless of their vocation, we know that all women find tremendous fulfillment in their relationships. However, God designed men to find the majority of their fulfillment and identity through their jobs.
In fact, when he's successful in providing for his family, a husband's physical and mental health are optimized, thanks to higher levels of testosterone. Levels of this master hormone can drop significantly when a man suffers a business setback or a job loss.
Unfortunately, many well-meaning wives unknowingly sabotage their husbands' efforts by taking over the reins. However, when a wife encourages her husband to “step up to the plate,” deferring to him as the family's primary bread-winner, everyone wins. In fact, the happiest marriages are those in which the husband earns at least 68% of the family's income.
Learn to Ask “What Can I Do to Help?”
(Prov 31:16 NIV)
This post is linked at Time Warp Wife's Titus2Tuesdays
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