Men and Women Are SOOO Different!
I finally made coffee shop time to listen to the last two “Guy Talk” podcasts on Sex Chat for Christian Wives (our Internet connection at home makes streaming somewhere between frustrating and impossible).
I listened to what the five guys (myself included) had to say, then I listened to the four ladies comment on what we said. Several times I heard things that fell along gender lines. Men felt one way, women the other. Men said something I understood, the women had never thought of it that way or had a hard time accepting it. Some things I see as basic information were revelations for the ladies. And a couple of times, the women were surprised and relieved at what the men said.
I have no doubt the same kinds of things would happen if men dissected a recording of women talking about marriage and sex.
The mantra of the world is that men and women are really very, very similar, and most of our differences are put on us by culture. What I heard today was a long way from similar. And regardless of why men and women are different, the fact is we are. Certain things most men take as truth are doubted or disputed by most women, and vice-versa. Certain feels are common for one sex and rare or nonexistent for the other. Some desires and fears are felt by the majority of one sex and a minority of the other sex.
The bottom line here is your husband is not like you, you’re not like him, and a good deal of the reason for this is because he’s male and you’re female. The reality is your bodies are more similar than your thoughts and feelings. Some of those differences are a result of wrong teaching by our culture, but most of them are issues of different, not wrong.
~ Paul – I’m XY, and I like those body differences!