Many of you shared that you saw the preview for the new show called The Submissive Wife on TLC. Where I live, it aired last night and I happened to catch it.
What did you think? What did you take away?
I must say...I enjoyed it! The veteran "Submissive Wife" did a lot of things that I really liked.
- The Blast Off
The Submissive Wife sent her husband and kids off to work and school with breakfast, coffee, a smile on her face and encouragement. She made sure everyone's day got off to a good start with a pleasant morning. I really liked that, because I know how a stressful morning can really put you in a bad mood for the rest of the day. The husband and kids really seemed to appreciate it too. The husband said he felt prepared for a tough day at work after her send off. It's just a little bit of effort on her part but really made a difference for her family.
- The Homecoming
She made sure the house was picked up and she looked nice. She welcomed her husband with a kiss and then got him something to drink and made a snack. She also put away her phone and had the kids do the same. If he had a good day and wanted to talk she engaged him, and if he was grumpy and wanted peace and quiet she respected that too. The husband mentioned that her cheery welcome encouraged him to leave work at work. He said, how can you be a grouch when you receive such a caring welcome home? He looked forward to coming home and spending time with family. She made her home a sanctuary of peace and tranquility for everyone. What husband wouldn't love that? Another great way she was serving her family. You might argue that the snacks and cold drinks are a little over the top, particularly if you work outside the home as well. But, I think the sentiment is still the same. Make your home someplace your husband wants to come home to for rest and relaxation.
- Keep the Love Tank Full
The Submissive Wife said again and again that a great marriage starts in the bedroom. She made it clear that she is always available to her husband. She made her husband feel wanted and attractive by being so receptive and open to sex. She kept up her appearance and was playful and flirty. She said that sometimes she wasn't in the mood, but she has learned over the years to get in mood and get in the mood quick. Again, a great attitude and a great example.
Her husband says that his wife chose to submit, but he had to be someone worth following. Her actions inspired him to be a better man. This couple demonstrates that no amount of nagging and complaining will make your husband want to change, but you can change your behavior and attitudes.
When the wife upped her game, he was inspired to show his appreciation and do things that made her feel special. Like this woman demonstrated, we should change our behavior and attitudes not out of an expectation of reciprocation from our husbands, but out of a desire to create our own happiness.
As women we have an incredibly powerful role. Our behavior and attitude directly influences the behavior and attitudes of our family. Little things, like brining a hot cup of coffee in the morning or a cold drink in the evening add up over time. They require a little self discipline and effort on our part, but can pay huge dividends for our family.
Also, I hope that other woman gets her act together. I would feel overwhelmed if I let that much laundry pile up. Why does she need so many naps?!?!!?
And lastly, chicken and tatertots do not a meal make. Learn to cook something for your poor husband.
EDIT: For typos