Christian husbands, God says you must know your wife, and not just in the sexual sense of the word. You are also called to know her on a spiritual and emotional level. This does not mean you have to become an emotional being like a woman, or “get more in touch with your feelings”. It simply means talking to your wife and listening to her fears, her concerns and her requests in the same way you want God to listen to your fears, concerns and requests when you bring them to him.
Does listening to your wife mean you will always do what she wants? Of course not. God listens to our prayers but he does not always grant our requests or do things in the way we would like him to do them. Sometimes God corrects us and shows us later that what we were asking for was not right. And sometimes after a husband listens to his wife, he may need to correct her thinking, just as God corrects our thinking through the Holy Spirit and through his Word.
And finally, husbands, remember that if you will not hear your wife’s fears, concerns and requests God will not hear yours. So, if you sense that you are being shut out by God, perhaps you are doing the same thing to your wife.