In the Bible, 1 Peter 3:7 reads; ” Husbands in the same way be considerate as you live with your wives and treat them with respect as the weaker partner and as heirs with you of the gracious gift of life, so that nothing will hinder your prayers”.
In this context, being considerate means according to knowledge.
Women are created by God with toughness inside them but are at the same time considerate. I am referring to Christian women who received Christ as their saviour. These are the type of women who cannot be manipulated easily. This inner toughness makes her an achiever in whatever situation she finds herself in. She does not reveal much of whatever they feel.
Women are more complex than men imagine. One of the factors that cause this is the amazing amount of hormonal changes that take place in a womanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s body throughout her life as she goes through menstruation, pregnancy, lactation and then menopause. These changes can have a marked effect on a womanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s moods.
Husbands are to take time to know about women, how they were created, what goes on inside them and how best they can be handled in order to love their wives, meaningfully. Try to be knowledgeable about women in general and your wife in particular.
This knowledge can be acquired from books (including the Bible) that tell us about women and men. But the real source of knowledge is your wife herself. Fortunately, the womanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s basic need is conversation. You can learn by talking and listening to her.
The woman desires to be talked to in detail. Speak your mind and heart out to her. She wants to know everything that her husband is going through, his expectations, joys, fears, achievements and sad moments. This instils trust in her over the husband.
When she starts talking, listen to her speech no matter how long. Pay attention; do not disturb by cutting her talk short. Let her empty herself, she might in the course of her speech shed tears, just soothe her and encourage her to speak more. In so doing you are offering her therapy that leads to the healing of a broken heart.