Men’s Game blogs often advocate that a man not do what his wife tells him to do for fear of compromising his masculine authority and becoming less attractive to her as a result.
What most people don’t realize is that the Bible teaches the same lesson: Eve tells Adam to eat the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and like a good beta husband, he does. Voila! Sin! Seriously, three chapters into Genesis, and we’ve already got Adam doing Eve’s bidding. The results of such betatude? Well, in addition to the aforementioned sin and therefore death (no more Tree of Life!), not to mention expulsion from Eden:
- Women experience pain in childbirth — this is an exclusively human trait; no other animals experience pain in giving birth
- Women are put under the authority of their husbands
- Men must toil to ensure they can eat
- Sinful nature is passed on through men
Lesson? Don’t do what your wife tells you to do, or suffer the consequences.
(Probably the second-best “Don’t listen to your wife” Bible story? When Sarah told Abraham to take her servant Hagar as a concubine. The result of that union was Ishmael. The Middle East thanks you, Abraham!)