One of the big things that continually irks me is the self deprecating husband because it is so prevalent in not just today’s society but also the Church.
It can be blatantly obvious such as:
My wife is my better half
Or it can be more subtle such as:
I’m lucky to be with her
I want to honor my wife for putting up with me
Lucky? Putting up with you? Really? Is that how you think about yourself that you need to be put up with?
I’m not sure whether it’s false humility like shallowness, or a genuine misunderstanding of the importance of the roles and responsibilities of a husband, or an unconscious belief that the wife is actually leading the marriage, or flattery, or a husband thinking he needs the permission of his wife to be a man. Could be a combination.
Why do you think husbands think that they need to put themselves down when honoring or talking about their wives?
It’s obviously not godly, so there needs to be a reason behind this ungodly behavior that satisfies the lust of the flesh.