Notes from the video below:
Men Need to Know Their Family
Men need to know their family intimately, not on a superficial level.
- What are you concerned about?
- What are you worried about?
- How are you doing?
- How are we doing?
Men fail to know their families in that their family is not a priority. Men show their spouse as well as their children that they are a priority when we actually engage and relate and have fun with them.
The marriage is the foundation for all their other relationships. The priority is your spouse. Your relationship with your children are inextricably linked to the nature of your marital relationship.
We need to be present… not just physically, but mentally and emotionally and relationally.
THE BEST THING WE CAN DO FOR OUR KIDS IS HAVE A SOLID MARRIAGE.
What kind of communication do men need to get right?
Husbands need to pay more attention and be more grateful for their wives. We need to express that gratitude.
Why is communication so difficult for men in particular? It’s easier for some than others (it all depends on background and how communication has been modeled). If you are deficient in communication then you have to work harder at it.
MOST OF US MEN HAVE MARRIED UP.