Do You Want Your Son to Marry a Woman Like You?
If you have a son you no doubt love him – even when he’s driving you crazy or scaring you silly. And I’m sure you want the best for him when he grows up.
With that in mind, how would you feel if he married a woman who treated him the way you treat your husband?
It’s easy to excuse or downplay our less than loving treatment of our spouse by telling ourselves they bring it on themselves. Humans are masters of justification and excusing ourselves. This is why my question is so important – it cuts through all the justification and asks if the behaviour is good or bad, right or wrong, loving or unloving.
If you’re treating your husband in ways you wouldn’t want your future daughter-in-law to treat your son you have two problems. Aside from doing your man wrong, you’re teaching your son that such behaviour is normal and acceptable. This increases the odds he will marry a woman who does not love him as she should.
~ Paul – I’m XY, and I’ve already asked the men if they want their daughter to marry a man such as them.