Jack Jones recorded this song in 1963 and it was a best seller. Back then, of course, the "average American family" (if there was one) consisted of a man who went to work and a wife who stayed home, raised the kids, cooked the meals and did the shopping. Today such families are rare, because wives have to be workers too in order to survive economically. Feminists hate this song (and I love it) because it casts women in a role where their main objective in life is pleasing their husbands.
I actually like women to be more of a partner than an underling, but I still like the old-fashioned romance of this song.