Here are a few ways a wife can help her husband feel like a man.
Allow, even expect, him to protect you
It is the natural instinct of men to want to protect the women in their lives. Even as little boys they’ve been known to punch anyone who says bad things about their mothers. They may get away with it themselves, but nobody else better try it. They are often equally protective of their sisters. When they marry, this protective tendency kicks into an even higher gear. So we strongly suggest to wives that you let him protect you. Enjoy it — he’s made that way. When the door creaks at night, let him be the one to check it out. When you walk in slippery areas, let him support you by taking his arm or holding his hand. It helps him feel like a man, and it helps you feel safe. Let him know how much you appreciate feeling safe with him.