Genesis 3:17 Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life.
-Adam let Eve usurp his authority in the family order, which God had ordained and orchestrated. Notice the Lord’s first words to Adam. Here lies the reason for his judgment. Rather than listening to God and what He commanded, Adam decided that he would listen to the voice of his wife over God. This was a tragic mistake then and it is for us now if we listen to our wives when we know God has told us as men differently. This is certainly not to say that we shouldn’t listen to our wives when they have heard from the Lord and want to give us His wisdom through the discernment He gives to them. Don’t get confused on this issue. This is willful disobedience before the Lord that we know without a shadow of a doubt. Adam had a chance to save his family and the whole human race from the fall, but he choose to disobey and listen to the wrong voice, the voice of being a coward and apathetic in his leadership of the home. When he needed to be courageous and authoritative, he capitulated to the voice of his wife and went along with sin.