From Maximized Manhood by Dr. Edwin Louis Cole:
Some are talkers. Others are listeners. The one who listens before he talks will succeed.
Listening is ministry.
The Bible tells us to study the Word of God to show ourselves approved. As men, we must study our wives and our children, and do it in the light of God’s Word. We must listen to them in order to learn from them as a first basic step toward ministering to them.
The man of the house is a leader, steward, priest, minister-counselor. He must be everything to his home that Christ is to the church.
No small job description.
That’s why it takes a man.
And—why you need to be maximized in your manhood.