In this episode, we answer a listener's question from the THRIVE Conference we presented at in Salt Lake City, UT. The woman asks:
"I was always taught that men can't be happy in a marriage where they are not the leader. I was taught that a strong woman emasculates a man. I saw my husband blossom when given leadership roles in the church. I am a strong, opinionated woman. My husband claims he is fine with it, but am I slowly destroying my marriage because I won't be submissive? Can a man raised in patriarchy still feel like a real man in an equal-partnership marriage? How can I build my husband's ego outside of the church? I am so happy of of the patriarchy, but is he? Really? He's so kind and loving that he would never fight for his own needs and I don't want him to have to. Can anyone relate?"