Let You Man Be A Man
If you are a strong Leader and Love leading like I do, I feel compelled to warn you against bringing that power into your Marriage & Family in the same way you would in a work environment or in your leadership roles. Men are not created to be led by women. In case you haven't noticed, men have a hard time with it.
We need to embrace our differences and be thankful for them, working together with our husband as a team. What do our children see? Do they see a mom putting her husband, their dad down all the time. Do they see you wearing the pants? Is that healthy?
If you asked your husband if he feels like the kids respect him as a father, the leader of the home? What would he say?
Do you have open communication with your husband, are you willing to hear the truth? Are you purposefully choosing to have a strong marriage and family... or are you being selfish and consumed about your identity and having power?
So I would love to ask a few questions:
1) If someone asked your husband; "Does she make you feel like a good leader?" What would he say?
2) If someone asked him; "What does she do specifically to build your self-esteem?" What would he say?
3) If someone asked him; "Does she compete with you for the leadership role within the home?" What would he say... and better yet what would God, your friends and family see and say? Do your kids see you respecting your husband and believing in him, or do they see you always leading, pushing, or BOSS~ing him around?
There is so much power in letting your man lead... if he is not a natural leader, he needs to rise, to learn... that means for a strong women we have to choose patience and wait, shut up, be quiet, let him lead... even if we could do it better. over time you will be so blessed to see how your man rises up to lead!
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