My husband and son are busy getting firewood for the winter.
We were talking about it later and Paul mentioned how it was a particularly masculine act. He feels good about providing what we need for the winter and it takes a fair amount of strength to cut down trees, haul them home and then cut and split them into the size needed.
I think our culture tends to put down things that are gender specific, but God made us male and female and delights in those differences (He said it was “very good”). I figure it’s a good plan to agree with God and appreciate those things that make us different as well as those things we have in common.
So next time your husband does something that is masculine, be careful not to talk it down. It’s very much a part of his identity. It’s “very good.” Make room for it and appreciate it.
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27 NIV
SafeAtHome: Learning In A Restaurant About Happiness I want to be this waitress when I grow up.
Journey to Surrender: Are You Setting Yourself Up To Fail? “There is a big difference between seeing to it that all [your spouse’s] needs are being met and personally trying to be the one to meet them all!”