February 20, 2019

“Cute haircut . . .”  It sounded like a compliment until he added, “It’d look even better if you’d combed it.” Then he said, “I’m Oprah’s stylist, so I just say whatever I want to people sometimes.” I was momentarily stunned. Was it kind of a compliment to be insulted by Oprah’s stylist? I ran into him while in the mall picking up a tube of mascara one Saturday morning. I thought he was a sales associate and was about… Read more

February 20, 2019

You’re fat. Lose weight. Love, A Friend. Imagine my surprise when I opened an anonymous handwritten letter addressed to me and read that. “Anonymous” said she remembered how thin I used to be. She was doing me a favor by recommending a weight loss product that really worked. Well, she obviously knew me. Within the last year, I’d had a baby and still couldn’t fit back into my pre-baby jeans. If you’re anything like me, you’ve struggled with being comfortable… Read more

February 20, 2019

Are you frustrated in your marriage because your needs aren’t being met? You’re not alone. Many people don’t know how ask for what they need, much less give someone else what they need. We usually need what we didn’t get. And if we didn’t get it, we don’t know how to give it. Having needs doesn’t make you needy; it makes you normal We’ve all got them. Needs. Here are the top 10 emotional intimacy needs*: 1. Acceptance-The need for… Read more

February 14, 2019

Do you feel like an unloved loser because your husband doesn’t do Valentine’s Day? It can be downright disappointing when you have to take the Valentine’s Day Walk of Shame because your husband didn’t send you flowers, plan a romantic evening or even give you a card. It’s easy to assume he doesn’t love or care about you when he doesn’t do something you were hoping for. And it’s easy to forget about the positive things he does all year… Read more

February 10, 2019

Want 19 simple rules for keeping your man happy? Check out the “Good Wife’s Guide.” This list was rumored to have been published in a 1950’s issue of Housekeeping Monthly and contains rules for keeping a happy husband.   It details how women can best function as wives and mothers.  The list may seem laughable today, but is there anything on this list you think would make life easier for families today? As originally printed: Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even… Read more

February 3, 2019

1. You don’t have a lot of junk in your trunk. You look for solutions to your problems instead of whining about them. You’re not looking for someone to save you. 2. He trusts you. He confides in you because he knows you don’t gossip. People say good things about you. Your friends confide in you because they know they can trust you. 3. You understand God’s plan for marriage. You’re confident enough to acquiesce sometimes to keep peace in… Read more

February 3, 2019

1. He doesn’t apologize for being a man.  He’s proud to be a man. He accepts his masculinity and knows he’s designed to be different. He’s sensitive, but he’s not a sissy. He doesn’t want you to be like him. He appreciates your differences. 2. He listens to you. He wants to hear your opinions and encourages you to express them. He’s not intimidated by your knowledge and strength. He admires them. He wants to hear what you have to say… Read more

January 26, 2019

Happily ever after doesn’t happen by itself. No fairy godmothers, no magic wands, no bippity boppity boo’s. It’s just you, your husband, and your desire to have a better marriage. If you want your happily ever after, you’ve got to work for it. Happily ever after doesn’t mean you’re happy all the time. It means you take time to learn skills to improve your marriage. Here are five books that can transform your marriage. First you’ll read a synopsis of… Read more

January 26, 2019

Is the past holding you back? It may still be painful, if it was horrible. And it might be squeezing the life out of your marriage. When painful memories begin to control you, it’s time to deal with them and begin letting them go. It’s essential if you want your marriage to thrive. How you respond to hurt is a predictor to the happiness of your marriage. Are you able to forgive and move on? Do you learn from your… Read more

January 24, 2019

Being a wife isn’t easy. Trying to be an excellent wife can be really hard, especially in today’s culture. Biblical excellence in wifehood goes against everything society says a woman should be. Respect and submission communicate excellence but go against the cultural grain. And it’s easy to go with the grain, especially when life’s hard or you’re tired. If you’re like me, some days, you don’t feel like trying to be excellent. Some days you don’t think your husband deserves an… Read more

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