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5 men’s belongings that women must protect ‘with their lives’

By Winnie Mabel February 14th, 2024 3 min read

In many traditional societies, men are often perceived as the ‘hunters’ of the family and relationships, taking on the role of pursuing, providing and protecting their loved ones. This way of life stems from historical gender roles where men were primarily responsible for the physical and financial well-being of their families.

At the same time, women were often expected to be the gatherers and primary caretakers of the home and children while men were away hunting or engaging in other activities outside the home. Women were viewed as better equipped for nurturing and caregiving roles. They were expected to take care of everything the man brought home and like the Proverbial 31 woman, help her man and the family flourish further.

Over time, society evolved and women began playing increasingly prominent roles in the workforce and in decision-making around the home. However, remnants of the expectation that women should take care of things their ‘hunters’ bring home continue to be seen in certain aspects of modern society.

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That said, here is a list of five things belonging to the hunters that we feel the gatherers must ‘protect with their lives’:

  1. His stones. Women should be gentle with a man’s testicles, also known as balls, because they are a sensitive and delicate part of the male body. The stones contain highly sensitive nerves and blood vessels that can be easily damaged if not handled with care. Rough handling such as squeezing, pulling or hitting can cause pain, discomfort and even injury. Additionally, the testicles play a crucial role in the production of sperm and hormones, so protecting them is important for men’s reproductive health. By being gentle and respectful of this sensitive area, women can also ensure a pleasurable and safe intimate experience for both of them.
  2. His kids. We live in a highly patriarchal society and some men do not play around when it comes to their children. Some fathers are fiercely dedicated and protective of their children; and will not stop at any length in protecting them- even if it means taking them away from their problematic mother. These fathers prioritize their children’s well-being above all else, often going to great lengths to provide for them, support them emotionally and ensure they have the best possible upbringing.
  3. His investments. As his partner, one of your key purposes will be protecting his investments for the purpose of your shared children inheriting them. Proverbs 13:22 (NIV) states, “A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous.” This verse emphasizes the value of passing down blessings and wealth to future generations, highlighting the importance of legacy and stewardship in the Bible. So protect his investments for him? Whether he is alive or dead.
  4. His documents. Protect his identification documents, his investment documents, his certificates and property deeds because this will not only benefit you as a beneficiary but like above, you will be protecting your shared children’s inheritance. A wise woman will understand what this means and not destroy them during fits of anger.
  5. His phone. Yes, this could be controversial in light of unfaithfulness but here me out… This same phone could contain all the personal information, contacts and access to vital communication that could serve him, you and your kids well down the line. It can also contain his work, personal files and sensitive information that could keep his business afloat for years to come or his bosses happy and content. Don’t you want to protect the bread for the breadwinner? Think long term, not his messages and social media direct messages. That will hurt you for a moment in time while he tries to coax you into forgiving him. Think big and long term. Stable finances for the family. Access to digital deeds, wills and information that will protect all of you. All these could be in that bothersome phone of his, right?