What is the most popular question we want answered? The question that we’d pay a million dollars for? Well….maybe not a million dollars, more like $999,999. The question that all women want to know is, “What do men really think?”
I had the amazing opportunity to bring my husband to Committed, an event dedicated to hearing the man’s voice regarding topics such as religion, marriage, finances and more. This event was hosted by The Wives, who are “on a mission to strengthen marriages around the globe, one wife at a time” founded by DeLisa New Williams and Kristen Harris.
In my opinion, we live in a female empowerment world. There are so many events dedicated to women’s appreciation and candid female conversations, but not enough centered around uplifting our men or hearing what they have to say. And that is what was so unique about this event. The event included male panelists representing husbands, single men, business owners and leaders. All of us wives, sisters and friends got to sit in and listen to the conversations surrounding manhood.
When I first heard about this event I was super excited! Not only was I excited to bring my husband to an event dedicated to him, but I was also curious to get other men’s perspective on various topics. Some of the questions that were answered were, “How do men feel about the woman being the breadwinner?” And, “Women are trained to be wives, but are men trained to be husbands?” I wish I had time to share all of the responses because there were many different, eye opening perspectives. The question that really made me think the most was, “What is commitment?” The Webster Dictionary says the word commitment means to be devoted, bound or obligated to a person or thing. I had to reassess what that really meant to me and if I was really doing it as a wife. For me, to be obligated to my husband means to submit. I grew up in a single parent home. My mom was a strong single woman and so since I had never seen my mother submit to a man I constantly have to rely on God to remind me and show me how to submit to my husband even when I want to be stubborn. I believe that marriage should symbolize Christ’s love for his church. At the end of the event my husband wrote a commitment statement and after reading it I vowed to commit to his needs.
Bolder Sisters, I also challenge you to recommit to your spouses. Remember that submitting to our husbands doesn’t mean that we are weak and powerless it only strengthens us and our marriages.
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Dominique Mcgee is a motivational blogger who resides in the south suburbs of Chicago with her husband. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Communication Arts from Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, IL. Her other interests include DIY, fashion and lifestyle blogging. Dominique says if she is not motivating and uplifting women she is not fulfilling her purpose.