Changes

Did you or someone you know go into a marriage thinking you/they could change certain things about a spouse's character? What did you see/learn from this kind of situation? What kind of advice would you offer someone else who has thins kind of thinking? Please share below!

Disappointing Dilemmas 

I'd love to say that our plans always work out but the reality is that sometimes they just don't.  How do you handle a disappointing resolution to a situation when you and your spouse were counting on a positive outcome? Do you: 1. Blame each other? 2. Get discouraged, angry, or moody? As team players... Continue Reading →

Marriage Mondays Tip #10

Be considerate of your spouse in small ways. Let them sleep in a little, take a turn feeding the baby, brew them a cup of coffee, or help out in some other small way. Share these tips and help make someone's marriage better today! Have a wonderful week!

Marriage 

Is there a marriage quote or scripture that has a big influence on your marriage?  Has something recently helped bring a positive change that you'd like to share with the readers on this blog? I look forward to reading your responses! Please share in the comment box below.

Are You Committed?

Two people who are committed to each each other can enjoy a marriage. However, when two people make investments in their marriage it can be more than just enjoyable. Take a look at your marriage and answer the following: 1. What are your marriage goals for this year?  2. What positive changes are you and... Continue Reading →

Marriage Monday #8

Dress in a way that pleases your spouse. Just because you are married doesn't mean that looks aren't important anymore.  Share these tips and help make someone's marriage better today!

Date Talk 

While out on dates with my husband we love to laugh, talk about the past and future, and so many other things. I've often seen other couples looking at us curiously or just simply looking at their phones instead of each other. Some couples don't know what to talk about when the kids aren't around... Continue Reading →

Seduce Your Husband

Conquer. Conquer and Seduce. To conquer means: to successfully overcome a problem or weakness. A wife needs to conquer her fear of embarrassment and shyness so that she can seduce her husband. To seduce means: to attract powerfully. The act of seducing your husband is how you show your love, interest, and devotion to him. […]

A Positive Change

Without realizing it, mental lists of complaints can start forming in our heads. We often look at the things that our spouse hasn't done or isn't doing and get frustrated. Having this mental list doesn't make us feel positive towards our spouse or our marriage. In fact, if these thoughts continue without being expressed (at... 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?

Understand the Bible

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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