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Householder Life

Be Responsible & Respectful

Srila Prabhupada and the scriptures repeatedly state that men are responsible for women. Men should protect women – but they should do it respectfully, courteously: “So woman… should be respectfully protected by the husband.” (Wedding Ceremony and Lecture, Boston, 6 May 1969) Unfortunately, often men tend to expect that wives should be unquestionably submissive regardless […]

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Marriage

A Happy Wife Has a Good Husband

Protect and Provide If a case of illicit sex between a man and an unmarried woman were brought before Prabhupada, he never blamed the woman. He said it is the man’s fault because the man is supposed to be strong and intelligent, and that a woman naturally and innocently follows a man. A man’s role […]

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Householder Life

What Does it Mean to be a Good Husband, Not a “Wallet”

Being a good husband entails many things. Most important is the relationship, not the material things. If your experience is that “she will never be happy,” that could mean you have not provided the emotional and relational support a woman needs to be happy. Often a woman’s needs for material things are an attempt to […]