Like I said it depends for each marriage. I will always believe a woman’s place is in the home, and under the protection of her husband. But I’m also in the minority here by believing he, and I are equals. Yes, he makes the money, gets final say, but I also get a say in that too. I tell he when he’s being unfair, and to strick on anything. He doesnt own me. That doesn’t mean I pout when it doesn’t go my way... my job is to support him too!
Husbands need to be their wives support systems too. It’s isn’t easy being a stay at home mom, and wife. I’d say it’s the job that takes the longest to see rewards. Husbands job are not always rewarding, but they show more progress then cleaning house/raising kids. That takes a toll on you. This also doesn’t pertain to all women.
Husband said shouldn’t be to strick with the budget, and they should both sit down to set one up. He should take into account date night, and time for his wife to go do something for herself too. It’s important he finds that for himself!
Husbands should watch how they assert their authority. The authority they have is given to them by God, and if you mis-use it you’ll answer to Him. You shouldn’t be verbally, emotionally, or physically abusive to get your way. If you have to say mean things, or hurt your wife to get her to do things your way. Then you really need to check your self. If she’s doens’t agree with you on something then ask her why, and talk about it. When she brings up a different point of view that doesn’t mean she is challenging your authority.
Husbands should also remember the kids are a joint responsibility. They means feeding, cleaning, and caring. If you see your wife struggling don’t just look on, but jump in to help! It’s always appreciated.
Husbands should be responsive to wife’s intimate needs as well. Some times marriages can be one sided in this. Where one spouse doesn’t recognized the spouses needs as equal to theirs. So, the turn them down because they aren’t in the mood. Wives need to watch this too. Sometimes the perfect way to unwind from a stressful day is to be intimate with your spouse. It helps reunite you in unity.
Most importantly, and above all else husbands need to be the leaders in the family’s spiritual life. We live in a time of spiritual ware fare, and every army needs a leader. Learn your faith, go to church, pray the family rosary, and bible study.