Lately, it seems like that there is a lot of man bashing going on. Well, lately I have been observing (what I like to do) the value of men in romantic relationships.
Men pretty much hold the same value they have always held. They need to be the strong and brave one who keeps his family safe from life’s many storms. Men are still breadwinners, even though they don’t have to be the sole money maker of the family anymore. That should reduce their stress, but it doesn’t because that means there’s more to do at home.
And home is where the kids are and that should be the man’s first priority. Making sure his kids are well taken care of in all areas of their lives. Some men think food, clothing and shelter is enough but it’s not. It is just a start. This is usually where the woman comes in to provide for the kids’ emotional and mental needs. But, a man can also provide these needs if they know how do it.
Men provide confidence to their partners. Confidence they can succeed in whatever endeavor they so choose to pursue. They also model practicing faith in God. When men allow God to provide the plan for their families, they are on the best possible footing they can be on.
I admire actress Emma Watson’s (of Harry Potter fame)passionate work to bring equal rights to the sexes. Men and women should receive equal pay for the same work. Duh…
But what I would like to see is more women appreciate what men bring to a relationship and vise versa. When each other is showing appreciation and respect for its partner, this will go a long way in committed relationships staying together and being more healthy than ever before.
And more importantly, each person in the relationship needs to UNDERSTAND each others’ strengths and limitations, so the other can pick up the slack when needed but at the same value each other’s strengths more.
In closing, we are all imperfect human beings trying to do the best we can under our circumstances. However, our journeys can be much more fulfilling and productive if we look at our male or female counterparts through positive, loving and caring lenses.