Men are not all the same.
By the time a young woman gets married, she has developed a composite image of what her husband ought to be like. The men she has known and the characters in books and movies provide each woman with a concept of the perfect man. Poor guys!
Our preconceived ideas make it tough on them. They are never perfect ~ far from it.
Wisdom is knowing what you “bought” when you married that man, and learning to adapt to him as he is, not as you want him to be. <– Truth Tweet ME
There are three characteristic types of men, that Debi covers in her book.
Mr. Command Man, Mr. Visionary and Mr. Steady
Mr. Command ~
Seems sufficient unto himself. They are born with more than their share of dominance. They are born leaders.
Encouragement for Mrs. Command
If a wife learns early to enjoy the benefits of taking the second seat, and if she does not take offense to his headstrong aggressiveness, she will be the one sitting at his right side being adored, because this kind of man will totally adore his woman and exalt her.
When a Command Man (lost or saved) is treated with honor and reverence, a good help meet will find that her man will be wonderfully protective and supportive.
Mr. Visionary ~
He is consumed with a need to communicate with his words, music, writing, voice, art or actions.
Encouragement for Mrs. Visionary
Every Mr. Visionary needs a good, wise, prudent, stable wife who has a positive outlook on life. Learn how to be flexible, and learn how to always be loyal to your man. He needs your support, and he will appreciate it when it is freely given. Without her, he feels alone.
The way you think determines how you will feel, and how you feel influences the way you will act.
Mr. Steady ~
He is in the middle, not given to extremes. He does not make snap decisions. He is known for peace and safety to his wife.
Encouragement for Mrs. Steady
Your husband’s gentleness is not a weakness, it is his strength. Your husband’s hesitation is not indecision; it is cautious wisdom. Let him be the one God made him to be; a still, quiet, thoughtful presence ~ for you! A steady man likes a woman to walk beside him, yet grow in her own right before God and him.
The key is to know your man!
How well do you know your man?
Getting to know him and his personality, will make your life easier. You’ll know what he likes, needs and expects of you ~ as his help meet.
More from Debi Pearl’s Book “Created to Be His Help Meet”