My wife was reading a book a while back and there were some interesting points about language and the way that we relate to our family. I only read the parts that she showed me, so i don’t have an entire picture of the subject material, but a couple of things stuck with me. One was that we have moved into a culture of “stay-at-home moms” and even “stay-at-home dads,” and we have vilified the idea of a “housewife” as being derogatory. While there have been huge strides in gender equality, I think that this shift in language is an unfortunate consequence. I like to think that my role at home is one that supports my wife, and she and I raise our children. My role at home is not to support my children and report the progress to my wife over dinner. The focus has become the children rather than the spouse, and I think that this can be hard on a marriage. I know that dwelling on semantics can be a poor investment of my energy, but I also think that not evaluating your language can have consequences too.