The NEED For Romance In Every Marriage

During the pre-marriage phase, romance consists of feelings of excitement and mystery that is connected with love. However, in marriage, romance takes on a slightly different meaning. It is the little (or big) things that are done spontaneously for and to a spouse that reminds them that they are loved. Romance is usually projected to... Continue Reading →

It’s no secret…

It is no secret that raising a family is a challenge. It affects every aspect of the parents' lives including what happens in the bedroom. Husbands and wives discover changes within themselves and changes in their relationship when there is an addition to the family. What are some scriptures or quotes that you've found helpful... Continue Reading →

Respect the Man

I think it’s inherent in us guys to want respect. We demand it from our little brothers, try to wheedle it out of our big sisters, and expect it from our wife.

We breathe it like we do air and, for some of us, it’s even more important than sex. But respect and your paycheck have a lot in common: both have to be earned.

Start by not joking so much and don’t treat life/others like a joke.

While friends may laugh at you when you try to be funny-they’re doing just that: laughing at you, not respecting you.

I grew up in a heavily black (African-American) society and where it seemed that everything should make someone else laugh. However I learned early on in middle school something that they don’t teach you in textbooks: the joker never really wins. 

I stopped trying to be the class clown and took a more “hands-on,” dedicated approach to life and quickly found out that this was the kind of man I wanted to be.

A few years later, I met the most wonderful woman in the world. We’re about to celebrate our 14th anniversary this year and she recently told me that  one of the things she loved about me was my serious approach to life.

That got me thinking:

What if I was the kind of guy who had his pants hanging down and walked around cracking jokes about everything? What if my life’s ambition was to beat the next level of some video game? Would she respect me as much as she does?

While it’s okay to have a sense of humor, it’s hard to respect a man who treats his life like a joke.

The Bible says that a wife should “reverence her husband” (Eph. 5:33).  The flip side  is that a man must be the kind of man that woman can reverence. It all starts and ends with you: the man.

Ask yourself honestly: if you were someone else, would you respect yourself?

Omega Truth

My last post, MM#2: Lead!, mentions respect. I think it’s inherent in us guys to want respect. We demand it from our little brothers, try to wheedle it out of our big sisters, and expect it from our wife.

We breathe it like we do air and, for some of us, it’s even more important than sex. But respect and your paycheck have a lot in common: both have to be earned.

Start by not joking so much and don’t treat life/others like a joke.

While friends may laugh at you when you try to be funny-they’re doing just that: laughing at you, not respecting bigstock-Man-with-black-mask-March-36-300x198you. I grew up in a heavily black (African-American) society and where it seemed that everything should make someone else laugh. However I learned early on in middle school something that they don’t teach you in textbooks: the joker never really wins. 

I stopped…

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5 Topics to Discuss Before you Marry

Here are 5 important things to discuss with your intended before you tie the knot. The Past - Start your marriage with honesty. Be transparent with your soon-to-be spouse. Clear up any problems that has the potential to resurface in the future. Ask each other questions... know who you are marrying. Be sure to discuss... Continue Reading →

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