Sermon Illustrations

Sermon Illustrations > Marriage > Who Does What Quiz
Who Does What Quiz

Work Won't Love You Back, by Stevan and Ivonne Hobfoll. Copyright 1994 by W. H. Freeman and Company. Quoted in Together Forever, Aid Association for Lutherans, Appleton, WI, 1997, pp. 110-111

Look over the following list and record who you think should be responsible for each chore. If you think it is something a man should typically do, put an "M" in the self column, if you think it is something a woman should typically do, put a "W" down. If you think the task should be shared equally, use an "E".

Then, ask your partner to do the same, using the partner column.

Self

Partner

MEALS

1. Makes breakfast

______

______

2. Prepares dinner

______

______

3. Plans meals

______

______

4. Does grocery shopping

______

______

CHORES

5. Does laundry

______

______

6. Does dishes and cleans up after meals

______

______

7. Does major cleaning (bathroom, kitchen, floors, etc.)

______

______

8. Does other cleaning (dusts, vacuums)

______

______

9. Takes out the garbage

______

______

10. Does ironing, sewing, mending

______

______

ARRANGEMENTS

11. Takes care of finances, bills, insurance

______

______

12. Makes appointments

______

______

13. Runs errands (post office, bank, gets household items)

______

______

CHILD CARE

14. Gets child up, dressed and ready in the morning

______

______

15. Arranges for babysitters and/or day care

______

______

16. Takes child to appointments, lessons, practices

______

______

17. Monitors child's homework, activities, etc_

______

______

18. Bathes child and gets child ready for bed

______

______

MISCELLANEOUS

19. Arranges for and does car repairs and maintenance

______

______

20. Arranges and does home repairs and maintenance

______

______

21. Does lawn and yard work

______

______

Now, compare your answers. Where do you agree and where do you differ? Why do you think the way you do? How were things done in your family? Much of what we think and feel comes from our view of gender roles.