Hi Dr. Laura!
So I was listening to the radio while doing dishes (not barefoot or pregnant – thank you very much), and I heard Jason Aldean’s song “When She Says Baby”. Here are just some of the lyrics:
Some days it’s tough just gettin’ up
Throwin’ on these boots and makin’ that climb
Some days I’d rather be a no-show lay-low
Before I go outta my mind.
Some nights I come home fightin’ mad
Feel like runnin’ my fist through the wall.
Is it even worth it what I’m fightin’ for anymore feelin’
Torn all the hell with it all.
But when she says baby,
Oh no matter what comes ain’t goin’ nowhere she runs her fingers through my hair and saves me.
Yeah that look in her eyes got me comin’ alive and drivin’ me a good kinda crazy When she says baby.
Everything gonna be alright.
Just lay down by my side.
Let me love you through this life.
Yeah she’s the perfect shot of faith.
When every bit of mine is gone.
Somethin’ I can believe in a best friend
A heaven sent love to lean on.
When you read the lyrics to that song – about what effect a good wife and woman can have on a man – how can we possibly think we are the weaker sex by any, other than the most sexist of men? Most men feel like the lyrics in this song – they just want to know their wives are impressed by them, think they are intelligent, and love them. And really, why would you marry him if you didn’t feel that way? I definitely know my husband is intelligent, loyal, strong, full of integrity, and willing to do anything to keep our family safe, happy, fed, and sheltered. In that light, how could I feel anything less than gratitude and appreciation for him? Why would I treat him in a way that would give him even the slightest doubt as to how much I do appreciate him? Just sayin’ ladies. Just sayin’.
Thanks Dr. Laura! Have a great day!