Tell your husband to leave… for the weekend, a few days, or the evening.
I bring this up because I will be spending some time this weekend sitting around a fire pit with other men. I will be sharing my thoughts, feelings, and faith with friends old and new. I will be stretched and challenged, and I will come back home a better man, a better husband, a better servant. (This is the follow up to the Boot Camp I mentioned earlier this year.)
I have talked several times about men’s need to spend time with other men. As much as he loves you, your husband has needs you cannot meet – just as he cannot meet all your needs. His walk with the Lord requires him having time with other men of faith. Being the best husband he can be requires him spending time with other men who are learning to love their wives. Being a better father requires him spending time with other fathers.
An organised “religious” event is one option, but a hunting trip or a guy’s movie night are also great ways for him to get the male fellowship he needs. Be proactive about him getting out with the boys – it will be good for both of you.
(And yes, you need time with other women just as much.)
~ Paul – I’m XY, and I need other men.