The folks were talking about the differences between the male brain and the female brain and how that relates to marriage. I knew many things like men are fixers. They have a fundamental need for respect. Women process by talking through things, and need to feel heard.
However, did you know... that women can hear and process 7 different sounds whereas a man can only process one at a time?
Also, were you aware that women's sense of smell is 10 times, yes that is 10 times more sensitive than a mans?
Also, when women are stressed or upset about something, we need to process it, talk about it, work through it. When men are stressed they need time to think, to DO something, movement, physical activity, time to think through things.
And my favorite, the word " create" used in the bible in reference to man, (and this is my translation of what they said) was something rough hewn, strong, formed for the purpose to protect. The word "create" in reference to women is something formed to cherish and treasure, to edify.
What struck me was that often times we are made to compliment one another. I was convicted in my heart of the times I get so frustrated with The Man because he doesn't "communicate" with me, doesn't share his feelings. I also had no idea that men have a "box" that is a nothing box in their head. They can go here, and be thinking nothing.
Also, there was understanding that YES, I may be the only one in the house that "smells" that. Which lets the men in my life somewhat off the hook. (Not for the smells, but that they truly don't smell it" It was a good 30 minutes of information that I didn't have. It made me see some things, and reaffirmed the things that we are working on and the foundations of TTWD. He thrives on respect , and my encouragement, and in turn he is there to protect and cherish me.