Skip to comments.This 1955 ‘Good House Wife’s Guide’ Explains How Wives Should Treat Their Husbands
Posted on 08/11/2018 12:27:31 PM PDT by Architect of Avalon
9.) Be happy to see him. Free him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him. Listen to him.
10.) You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
11.) Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to be at home and relax.
12.) Your goal: Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquility where you husband can renew himself in body and spirit.
13.) Dont greet him with complaints and problems.
14.) Dont complain if hes late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.
15.) Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have him lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.
16.) Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.
17.) Dont ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment of integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.
18.) A good wife always knows her place.
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“16.) Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice. “
Just showed this to my wife and she slapped me in the back of the head and told me to go do something that’s physically impossible.
My first wife basically turned that list on it’s head, as I’m sure many women do.
With a few alterations, much of this is simply good manners.
.....and the issue with this is?
.....make me a sammich and get me a beer?
Then it would be complete!
Yes....I am wearing flame retardant clothing... :^)
ROTFLOL......she said “that?”
1.take me back to 1955
2.make my wife look like Ann-Margret.
3.make sure that my liquor cabinet is well-stocked with bourbon.
Fake. Not one mention of a sammich.
Remember, these are the MINIMUM requirements.
U are darn right with that one.
My ex-wyfe would have turned into a screaming banshee if she ever read that list.
Well, good advice in saner times.
Best advice comes from the Lord who created Real Marriage:
21Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26 to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. 28 In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. 29 After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church 30 for we are members of his body. 31For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.c 32 This is a profound mysterybut I am talking about Christ and the church. 33 However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
Reminds me of pre-feminist “The Total Woman”.... a self-help book for married women by Marabel Morgan.....still in libraries
The book sold over 500,000 copies within the first year, making it the most successful non-fiction book in the USA in 1974.
Overall, it sold more than ten million copies.
“It’s only when a woman surrenders her life to her husband, reveres and worships him and is willing to serve him, that she becomes really beautiful to him,” Morgan wrote.
Grounded in evangelical Christianity, it taught that “A Total Woman caters to her man’s special quirks, whether it be in salads, sex or sports,”
.....best remembered for instructing wives to greet their man at the front door wearing sexy outfits; suggestions included “a cowgirl or a showgirl.”
It was said that Marbel once greeted her husband completely wrapped in Saran.
Great advice. Unfortunately they all see it as a punchline today.
remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
Dont complain...of he stays out all night.
offer to take off his shoes
He...will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness.
You have no right to question him
I call BS. This was edited. But suburban housewives now believe the crap they get on CNN and go to yoga (which, as much as they get angry when you try to let them know, is a Hindu prayer ritual) so maybe it wasn’t edited.
(17) “ Dont ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment of integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house.”
“He will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.”
Sounds more like 1855...in the Middle East.
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