Man, Oh Man

The man said, “This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.” Genesis 2:23 NIV

I’m telling you—men just have it easier. Here are some examples that I recently read.

When you’re a man . . .
• Your last name stays put.
• The garage is all yours.
• Wedding plans take care of themselves.
• You can never be pregnant.
• Wrinkles add character.
• The occasional well-rendered belch is practically expected.
• You’ve got one mood all the time. Usually.
• Phone conversations are over in thirty seconds flat.
• A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.
• You can open all your own jars.
• You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness. Usually.
• If someone forgets to invite you somewhere, he can still be your friend.
• Your underwear is $8.95—for a three-pack!
• The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
• You only have to shave your face and neck.
• You can play with toys all your life.
• One wallet and one pair of shoes—one color for all seasons.
• You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.
• You can “do” your nails with a pocket knife

See what I mean? So the next time your wife seems too complicated for you, be patient with her. You didn’t marry a man. You married her because she is different. Realize that her life comes with a lot of stuff you don’t have to put up with. Take the time to genuinely listen and understand because God created her as a gift for you.

Share this with your wife….and if she is not hitting you in the arm too hard, take a few minutes to talk about your differences. Promise her you’ll try to do a better job of understanding and appreciating those differences.

Be Strong. Act Like Men.


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