Does not get much better than this article. This guy gets it. His wife gets it. Every woman who applies these things will also get it.
The key to any meaningful relationship is for both parties to provide a mutually nurturing environment. Part of that is understanding that as men and women, we value things differently and have different needs. Of course, everyone says they know that, but the current state of most relationship advice or the presentation of relationships in the media says otherwise.
Women, as naturally-gifted nurturers, you have a distinct advantage here. It’s powerful and why that while I’ve said a woman needs a man in order to become a better person, it’s equally true that a man will never reach his full potential without a good woman. Religiously speaking, “Neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.”
What I like most about this article is that, more so than most articles, it gives specific things women can do that will nurture their men and relationships. Some women out there may take offense (or be a little put-off) by the more superficial suggestions. Things like women should put more effort into their appearance for the sake of their spouse. Or that they go out of their way to initiate sex. I can tell you from experience and from friends’ experiences that this is very needed and surprisingly lacking among modern women, especially women in the West.
Ladies, if you don’t like that last paragraph here’s my response: too bad. That’s how men work and it will never change. So stand on your principles all you want. Stay frumpy. Keep your man begging for sex. Keep living as you are and telling yourselves you’re already good enough. Knock yourselves out. Meanwhile, the women that heed this guy’s advice will just casually and quietly have better relationships than you.
Lastly, Gordon Hinckley (the MAN) said it for years: “If you will make your first concern the comfort, the well-being, and the happiness of your companion, sublimating any personal concern to that loftier goal, you will be happy and your marriage will go on through eternity.”