Being a husband or married to one who is passive is difficult for both partners. A passive husband tends to be held captive by fear, fear of disappointing others, fear of not doing something good enough and fear of getting others upset, especially their spouse.
On the other side of a passive husband is usually a tired wife. A wife waiting for her husband to step up to the plate and invest in their marriage, himself or his faith. She is waiting for him to do something other than taking the path of least resistance.
On today’s episode we talked about the importance of men setting their passivity aside to invest in their marriage and families. Their role is crucial within the home and in society and there are some astounding stats to prove it.
- Teen pregnancy is 75% less likely with an active father’s presence
- Incarceration is 80% less likely
- Children are 50% less likely to suffer from depression
And if that’s not enough, children who enter into a saving relationship with Jesus give their parents a 3.5% chance of following and becoming believers themselves. Moms alone becoming believers leaves their children with a 17% chance of following in her footsteps, but Dads who come to know Jesus give their children an astounding 93% chance of following Him too.
Passive dads, we need you to change your ways and start investing in your family. On today’s episode we encouraged you to do just that.
Check out our 3 part series on Communication Killers and their Kryptonite
Ep. 14 : Communication Dead Ends (Part 1 of Communication Killers & Their Kryptonite Series)
Ep. 15 : It’s Not Just WHAT You Say (Part 2 of Communication Killers & Their Kryptonite series)
Ep. 16 Expectations & Assumptions (part 3 of Communication Killers & their Kryptonite)
Quotes from the episode
“There is a father factor in nearly all societal ills in America”
“A passive husband is one who is uninvolved, and just let’s their wives make all the decisions.”
My husband of 40 years left me. We started dating at 16, got married at 24 and started our family of 3 girls at 29. I am devastated. I have lost my identity as a wife, mother (girls are on their own) and daughter as my mother passed a year ago. Your episodes are so helpful to me and give me so much to think about and discuss with my husband when he does visit (he’s having second thoughts). From the bottom of my heart. Thank you!
Thank you for sharing that with us. We will absolutely join you in prayer for the redemption and healing of your marriage. I can only imagine the depth of the pain you have been in. May the Lord speak loudly and clearly to your husband’s heart. If you would like an area of focus in prayer for him, we do have a 30 Day Praying for Your Husband free challenge. You can check it out here https://expeditionmarriage.org/30-day-praying-for-your-husband-challenge/ May you be ever reminded that the Lord is at work and that he has gone before you. We’d love to have updates from you as you move forward. You can always email at email@example.com
Nancy, we are praying for your marriage and trusting in the Lord for that heart change for him! ❤️