People love to give marriage and relationship advice. Unfortunately, some of the most popular marital tips are actually quite terrible. Thankfully, as we continue to grow and evolve as a society, many of these directives, which are mostly rooted in patriarchal ideology, have faded into the background. But we all have that one elder member of our family or church community who doesn’t realize times have changed. So just in case you feel susceptible to advice from these elders, let’s take a look back at some terrible marriage advice of yesteryear which you can kindly dismiss and ignore.
A wife owes her husband children
In the past, it’s been preached that wives owe their husbands children and if she does not produce, she is a “half-woman” who should expect that her husband will stray because she did not perform as expected. Thankfully, mindsets have shifted and we have veered away from this hurtful and archaic way of thinking. Women are not baby factories and we are not obligated to subject our bodies to pregnancy for the sole purpose of pleasing a man.