My wife and I’s 17th wedding anniversary is upon us so I thought that I would share some reasons why I am so thankful to have her by my side.
First of all, if God thinks a man needs a woman then that is good enough reason for me. He created Eve for Adam so that he would not be alone, but why a woman and not a man?
Besides the obvious reason for reproduction and populating the earth, here are a few other reasons why I think men need women.
Women make us men look good.
I can’t remember the last time I went out to shop for a new shirt or pants just because I don’t like shopping. Thankfully, women do. I bet Eve was even a shopper. I could see her now, walking around the garden hoping to find the perfect set of fig leaves. I am sure she even had multiple sets in her closet to choose from and changed at least a couple times a day. Adam’s fig leaves, on the other hand, were likely turning brown, had bugs on them and were just plain ugly. I could also see Eve taking notice of Adam’s pitiful look and helping him out. Women like clothes and thankfully not just for themselves.
Women make the home look good.
I visited a church recently that was beautifully decorated. The molding, paint colors, floor, pictures and everything made you look in awe and admire it. The first thought that came to my mind was “A women was definitely involved in the decoration of this church”.
If it were up to us men, everything would be plain and blah. The walls would be white with no pictures on the wall.
I can’t remember ever going out to shop for pictures to hang on the wall. Women like to take pictures or buy pictures and then take the time to hang them on the wall.
Women also like to rearrange the room, just because. Though this may be frustrating to us men because we are the one’s asked to do the moving. Afterward it normally does look much better though and you get to clean parts of the house that normally don’t ever see a broom or vacuum cleaner.
Women like to take vacations.
My wife is usually the one coming up with ideas for vacations and planning them. She realizes the importance of getting away and spending quality time together as a couple or as a family.
If it were not for her, I am afraid that I would not be thinking about that as much and we would miss out on the many memories that have been created over the years.
Women don’t miss birthdays
My wife always remembers birthdays. She has saved me numerous times by reminding me of an important birthday coming up.
Women have a good sense of feeling
When it comes to making decisions men often times try to rationalize and analyze the situation. Women on the other hand can usually make the call just based on feeling.
My wife is good at being able to absorb the soft side of everything and able to make the call just because it feels like the right thing to do. After I am done analyzing it all I always ask for her opinion because I know that I’ll be missing something if I don’t.
Yes, Men and Women are different and that is good and that was also intended by God.
Dave Ramsey says, “If both of you are alike, then one is not needed”
These are just a few reasons of many, many more why I think men need women.
I love my wife so very much. She is a great companion and help to me and I don’t know where I would be without her.