I recently wrote posts on What I Truly Believe about Men and The Creepy Guys We Knew (Who Made Us Think Worse of Men). When I write about men or women specifically, what often happens in the comments section is a bit of a debate about what wives or husbands should be like. Or something that could be summed up as: WHY IS HE/SHE SO CONFUSING?!
I get it. Really, I do. For the life of me, I still cannot understand why my husband and two sons can’t seem to see past the front row of the pantry to find what they’re looking for. Are they just not trying so I’ll have to find everything for them?!
No, they’re not. At the end of the day, I know that my brain is wired differently — that God actually gave me more connections between the two hemispheres of my brain and an ability to multi-task in a way that’s more difficult for them. And my husband has many talents — because he is male — that I don’t have.
Our best approach is to understand and appreciate our differences — even lean into them, knowing that we can complement each other as helpers (Genesis 2:18). More and more, research is showing that men and women are different not just externally, but in how their brains and bodies function. As confusing as it can be sometimes, it’s also something to celebrate!
Why celebrate? Because these two genders — male and female — both represent God’s nature. That’s why this week’s marriage verse is a simple one, but profound: “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27).
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Speaking. I’m actively looking for speaking engagements. If you have an interest in bringing me in to speak, check out the Want J to Speak? page for topics and how to contact me.
Books. Sex Savvy: A Lovemaking Guide for Christian Wives will be going off sale soon, as it’s being expanded and updated. More news coming in the near future! I also have two other books which I’d love for you to have: Intimacy Revealed: 52 Devotions to Enhance Sex in Marriage and Behind Closed Doors: Five Marriage Stories (I write fiction too). All of my books are less than I spent for a tea and an egg sandwich at Starbucks yesterday, meaning I’ve priced them to buy.
Blog schedule. Just a reminder that I’ve switched my blogging schedule, which is now :
Mondays – topic of my choice
Thursdays – Q&A with J, answering your reader questions
Saturdays – marriage memory verse & updates