Have you ever noticed how – when your man slaps your face – every thought and emotion you had at the time suddenly becomes reset?
A face slap grounds you. It helps you to realize how emotional, hormonal, and irrational you were being just a second or two before. It helps you understand that you were not thinking logically.
Best of all, it reminds you that he’s in control of everything – your world, your emotions, and your body.
When he slaps your face – and he will, eventually, if you allow yourself to become to over-emotional – remember to thank him for bringing you back down to earth.
A firm slap to your cheek is one of the greatest gifts he can give you when your world seems to be spiraling out of control.
If you and your girl have chosen to rename her, choose something that suits her personality.
When babies are born, parents choose a name knowing nothing about whom the child will become. But you, as her Traditional Man, know her better than her parents did when she was born, so choose something that suits her.
Is she a talented musician? Perhaps Melodie would suit her. Is she interested in gardening? Perhaps Rose is an appropriate name. Does she love old movies? Perhaps name her after an old-time movie star.
Or, perhaps, make up a name out of thin air that you feel best reflects her personality.
Whenever you call her by her new name, she’s certain to feel the sense of ownership it projects. Like a tug on a leash, she’ll learn to respond better to her new name than her old one.
“Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord.” – Ephesians 5:22
This Scriptural verse is often quoted as an example of how women are to behave – submissive and obedient, without questioning the husband who is the head of the wife. And it’s true. Wives are expected to be obedient to their husbands, not grieve their husbands by nagging, and follow the instructions and directions given to them by their husbands. This is Godliness.
But we often ignore what Paul said just three verses later:
“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” – Ephesians 5:25
Yes, the wife is to submit to the husband. But at the same time, the husband is to love his wife so much that he is able to put aside his pride when he is wrong, change his decision when his wife advises a better direction, and generally respect his wife’s words. Don’t shut her down and don’t shut her out. She has concerns – valid concerns – about the decisions her husband makes. It’s the husband’s job not to ignore those fears and concerns but, rather, comfort and strengthen her if his decision is final or change his decision if his wife is able to raise concerns which hadn’t occurred to him.
Christ loved his followers so much that he sacrificed his life for them, and husbands have a duty to make the sacrifices of ego and pride if they’re headed in the wrong direction.
Leadership is not about having the final word. Leadership is about listening to every member of the team and making the decision that is best for everyone involved.
From the #1 New Release, “A Man Explained It To Me!: Everyday Topics Mansplained So Well That Even A Woman Can Understand Them” by Mr. V. I. Stepford, available here.
Dog are super smart and they love to get rewards. So, to make your dog sit, all you need is a few treats and some patience.
Stand in front of your dog and say, “sit!” If he sits, give him the treat and say “good boy!” or “good girl!”, then make him walk around a little and do the same thing again. If he sits again, give him another treat.
But if he doesn’t sit, there’s an easy way to get him to do so. Dangle the treat in front of his nose while saying “sit!” If he still doesn’t sit, move the treat over his snout to the back of his head. You’ll notice his nose will follow the treat and he’ll raise his nose. As he raises his nose, his backside will automatically drop to the ground. When he sits, give him the treat and say, “good boy!” or “good girl!” and praise your dog. Give him scratches and love.
Keep doing this over and over until your dog knows that the word “sit” means he has to put his backside down.
See? You’re smarter than a dog!
You see it everywhere. “The Future Is Female.” And it’s true. The future is female.
But not the way they think.
The future is female because smart men are working hard every day to make sure good girls are more comfortable in their roles as homemakers. Clever male designers like Christian Louboutin are making sexier shoes for girls. Intelligent men like Ian Lobley are running companies like Agent Provocateur to provide girls with the sexiest lingerie in the world. Innovative men like James Dyson are making better, more efficient vacuum cleaners. Male-led companies like General Electric are creating smart appliances that save girls time and effort when doing “women’s work.”
And because very smart men have been working so hard to make homemaking easier, men will be able to enjoy a cleaner home, better food, and more intimate time with better-dressed, prettier girls. And our girls will be less stressed and happier because of our efforts.
When it comes to helping good girls become happier, prettier, and more domestic, men are working very hard every day to ensure that the future is indeed female.
You don’t have to decide.
You don’t have to stress.
You don’t have to be something you’re not.
When you submit …
You are free from decisions
You are free from stress.
You are free to be your true self.
When you submit …
You will discover a universal Truth:
There really is freedom in chains.