Charity and Love Begin at Home

April 9, 2014

One of the comments on the What Your Wife Wants You to Know survey read: “Why is it more important to help other people before you help me? — Why is it easier to say no to me and yes to someone else?” I have been guilty of this. When I owned a landscape and irrigation company, […]

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Are You Winning her Heart Daily?

April 8, 2014

In the “What Your Wife Wants You to Know” survey, several women said something to the effect of “Treat me the way you did before we were married.” I have heard it said men are all about conquest. Once they marry a woman they have “won her” and they go on to other conquests. I […]

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Marriage Destroyer: Entitlement

April 7, 2014

en·ti·tle·ment   noun \-ˈtī-təl-mənt\3 : belief that one is deserving of or entitled to certain privileges [Merriam-Webster Dictionary] Entitlement can be a huge marriage problem. When we think we deserve something we are not getting we can be downright nasty about it. Be it anger or the passive-aggressive approach, it is not good. We might get stubborn […]

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The Daily Office

April 6, 2014

I had never heard the term “daily office’ before I read Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Unleash a Revolution in Your Life In Christ by Peter Scazzero. The daily office is set times of prayer each day. The word office comes from the Latin opus, meaning “work”. The work here is our offering to God via our prayers. The tradition […]

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Hunger vs Appetite

April 5, 2014

In a recent sermon I heard “Hunger is natural; appetite is learned”. I immediately thought how that applies to sex. God gives us each a sex drive – a hunger. For guys sexual hunger awakens at puberty with no action required by us or anyone else. We do not ask for it, and we cannot […]

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Friday Flashback: Your Account is Overdrawn; Hug at Once!

April 4, 2014

One way to understand the love languages is to think of each as a different bank account. Each account has a minimum required balance for the account to function as intended. Fall below the minimum level, and problems arise. How much each account needs depends how important each love language is to your bride. She […]

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Controlling ≠ Loving

April 3, 2014

“Controlling me makes me feel like you don’t believe in me –Why does everything have to be the way you want it?“ This was part of what one woman said on the What Your Wife Wants You to Know? survey. Lori and I have heard similar comments from many women over the years. We have also talked […]

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Have You Validated Your Wife Today?

April 2, 2014

One of things mentioned in the What Your Wife Wants You to Know? survey was the need to be validated. We all have self-doubts, and most of us are fighting past failures. We need validation not just to feel good, but also to give us direction. We need to know when we are on the right path, […]

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