Monday, November 13, 2006

university of virginia sociologists study "what women want..."

and are shocked to find that they aren't infatuated with drunken australian anti-semites.

but seriously, this afternoon is featuring an interview with sociologists steven l. nock and w. bradford wilcox that i found quite interesting. after reading any number of arguments that were provoked by mark driscoll's comments* concerning the weight of minister's wives, i found this article on how husbands can serve their wives quite refreshing. i have posted an excerpt of the article below, but i hope you can take the time to read the article in its entirety.

What makes married women happy?

"The biggest predictor of women's happiness is their husband's emotional engagement. The extent to which he is affectionate, to which he is empathetic, to which he is basically tuned into his wife, this is the most important factor in predicting the wife's happiness. This basically drowns out every other factor in our models."


* NB: bullet point 2.


Mike said...

ok, i am not married or anything but this strikes me as one of those "no shit" kind of deals that scientists are always "proving" or "discovering" that the rest of us already know.

paying attention to your spouse makes her happy... NO SHIT.

g13 said...

"Sometimes I feel like an idiot. But I am an idiot, so it kinda works out."