The late Larry Burkett, Crown’s founder, believed that an excellent wife, as described in Proverbs 31, should be her husband’s primary earthly counselor. The same is true for a husband - as the spiritual leader, he should be the first to advise his wife. Spouses should be primary earthly counselors for one another.
Larry observed that in a family business, the one spouse can be either immersed in the day-to-day operation or totally isolated fromany vital input. It can be difficult to find a healthy balance, especially if one spouse stays at home or is employed elsewhere.
If you are the less-involved spouse, be careful to not become ignorant of your spouse’s business. You are no longer two – you are one and must learn to function as a team. Learn how to communicate about the business and the expectations of involvement from one another. Also be careful to not become demanding - respectfully ask about and listen to the problems, success, excitements, and disappointments that are bound to happen.