5 Things Every Married Man Should Do Around Single Women
A wise man once told me that when I find myself around single women, especially when I find them attractive or interesting, I should mention my wife and family early in the conversation. I have found this advice to be very useful on many occasions.
Fellow husbands, I have found the above advice and the other tips at the bottom to be essential in keeping my marriage healthy and strong. I want my marriage strong and healthy and so should you! In fact, it’s one of your biggest responsibilities in your marriage.
Now that I have your attention, here are 5 things every married man should do around single women. 5 Things Every Married Man Should Do Around Single Women 5 Things Every Married Man Should Do Around Single Women 5 Things Every Married Man Should Do Around Single Women 5 Things Every Married Man Should Do Around Single Women
1) KEEP YOUR RING ON
There are very few exceptions for when that ring needs to be off. Operating heavy machinery, swimming in shark infested waters, etc. If you are about to enter a situation that makes you look at your ring and consider if you need it on or not, LEAVE! RUN! GET AWAY FROM THERE! Seriously, get out of that situation, your vows, marriage, children and more depend on those important decisions. (More Here: Luke 16:10 ESV)
2) HANG UP PICTURES OF YOUR WIFE AT WORK
A married man in this position would be wise to pick out a couple great and fun photos of him and his wife and keep them displayed at his office or place of work. Pick a time that was fun for two reasons: it will remind you why you love her so much and it will make for a great conversation tool when others, especially women, ask about it. Update the image as needed to keep the people around you knowing your relationship is continuing to grow. Get that picture up this week and extinguish those flames. (More Here: Psalm 119:37 ESV)
3) KEEP EYE CONTACT SIMPLE AND SHORT
Don’t read this the wrong way; I’m not saying to be rude. I’m saying to be careful where your eyes travel and how long they travel for when you are in the presence of an attractive single women. You know that once you engage in the first serious look you have signed the dotted line for more eye trouble. Read more about that “first look” here. Keep it short, keep it decisive and move on. Get back to that image posted at your desk. Go! (More Here: Matthew 5:28 KJV) 5 Things Every Married Man Should Do Around Single Women
4) KEEP CONVERSATION GENERAL & PROFESSIONAL
If you work around single women, there is no question that conversation will come up. It’s up to you on how you decide to speak with her. You can choose to keep it short and general, you can choose to keep it professional or you can choose to keep it off of those and allow it go places it shouldn’t. Be polite, but very intentional in your conversations. If needed, again, always be ready to bring up something about your wife or family. Pull the pin, aim and distinguish. Safety first. (More Here: Romans 6:13 ESV)
5) TALK ABOUT YOUR WIFE & FAMILY OFTEN
Did I mention anything about talking about your wife in conversation yet? I believe I did, but this last point brings the idea to a firm home. The single women you engage with each day, if you have to, should be no match to your wife and family. Your family should be your first priority wherever you are and with whomever you encounter each day. Yes, each and everyday. Keep it short, keep it simple and mention your beautiful wife. Now pat yourself on the back and keep it up. (More Here: Ephesians 5:25-33 ESV)
[IMPORTANT NOTE] Oh, and no matter what you have done with your current relationships with single women, these steps can and should be started at anytime. Your wife’s feelings are and will always be more important then the woman you need to take these steps with. Get on it!