Recently some friends and I had a great discussion about role expectations in marriage. We all acknowledged the different sources of our expectations – parental models, our culture, societal norms, etc. We talked about how these expectation had effected our marriages and admitted that we needed to challenge our expectations because the standards we had grown up with didn’t always work for our marriage relationship or current life situation/season.
I would encourage y’all to do the same with your husbands. Examine what you do and why. Ask yourself what is working and what is not. Consider change. Experiment and do what works for you as a couple. It’s OK if your husband does the laundry and you mow the yard.
Become a student of change. Anthony J. D’Angelo
Be generous! Lori <><