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Women understand men much better than men understand women.

In biblical counseling sessions, I have observed this interesting phenomenon: Men are clueless when it comes to understanding women and how they think!

We men must learn how women think. We must be taught. We must be taught by women!

Women, on the other hand, understand men pretty well. Women certainly understand women. That’s for sure. Also, women understand men pretty well, although not 1oo%. Sometimes women get frustrated with men because I think they wonder why men just don’t get it!

Why is that? Let’s look in Genesis 2:22-23: “And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” (The Hebrew words for woman (ishshah) and man (ish) sound alike.) – The Holy Bible: English standard version. 2001 (Ge 2:22-23). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

Woman comes from Man. That’s why she better understands man! But that’s why she wrongly thinks man should better be able to understand her. Man can understand woman but he must be taught!

That’s my theory and I’m sticking to it until someone tells me otherwise.

-Mark (man, oh man, how clueless we are! be patient with us, please, all of you women!)