Friday, April 8, 2011

Commandment #2 for Husband

2.  Do not expect thy wife to be wife and wage earner at the same time.

Okay, this is essential.  If the wife is the wage earner, expecting her to take care of the home too is ridiculous.  If the husband does not have the job he becomes Mr. Mom.  I have heard of marriages where the wife has had to do it all, ie wage earner, clean the house, take care of the kids, etc. and the husband was lazy, he did not hold a job or only worked now and then and would not contribute to the house responsibilities, this is not acceptable.  We each have our responsibilities to do.  Husbands, you are expected to be the main wage earner, this allows your wife to raise your children and be responsible for your home.  Nowadays there are many, many woman who have to work, if this is the case, the home responsibility is equal.  You are to share the load.  Go back to #1 and remember you are partners in this.  When one seems very tired, buck up and do a little extra to help out.  A good marriage has to have a lot of give and take, but if only one gives and one takes, it is not healthy. 
Also if your wife is working just for extra playing money, she shouldn't be.  No success can compensate for failure in the home.  You can never, ever replace the opportunity a woman has to a full-time mother.  I can testify it is one of the hardest but most rewarding jobs there ever will be.  If you can work it out, let your wife stay home, your children need it more than you can ever imagine and it will be a blessing to your home.

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