I wonder if possibly 75 percent of the books written on parenting could really be unnecessary if we ladies would just model proper reverence for leadership.
When my husband and I first got married I was a serious handful. I thought I was all that. God had a lot of chipping away at my pride to do, and it was actually very freeing to realize that my husband deserves my reverence. Our guys are not going to ask for reverence. Their pride won't allow it. They will not even really tell us what they need or want from us. Sometimes they don't even know. I have learned to make a fun game out of observing what my husband wants and needs. He has never told me he likes a little peace and quiet for example.
After 18 years of marriage, God gave me the coolest idea: to go through my husband's old tired recipe book from his bachelor days, before he had a wife to cook for him. I found the most delicious recipe for Marlboro Chuckwagon Stew that all the family loves. Find out what recipe would make your husband happy. Life's short. Please your man.