10 Ways to Demotivate Your Bride

This is my “answer” to Kevin B. Bullard’s great post 10 Ways to Demotivate Your Husband

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  1. Criticize her publicly.
  2. Fail to support her in front of the children.
  3. Expect her to do all the things your mother did for you.
  4. Complain about your sex life to someone who knows her.
  5. Let your mother get away with treating her badly.
  6. Tell her what you have done, after making decisions without her, and going ahead with them.
  7. Ask for sex no matter how she feels.
  8. Talk about how well some other woman does something your bride struggles with.
  9. Yell at her (this includes talking loudly and tone of voice).
  10. Expect too much from her.
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Links to blog posts that stood out to me this last week:


New blog this week:I just discovered that Rich Murphy, an old friend is doing a Romantic Act of the Day blog for men.


7 Seriously Sexy Texts: A fun post. Yes, that first one is from us – probably first as we got it in first.

Black and Married with Kids

Finally Husbands Get Some Advice (On How To Get Some): No doubt you could find holes in this, but if you can hear the subtext, you will benefit.
The Adjustment Bureau: Can You Really Adjust Your Love?: I agree, we can adjust our love. (And yes, Adjustment Bureau is a great date movie.)

Couple Things Blog

Sex It Up to Live It Up: “Consider this: not only is sex an indicator, it can be a “leader” in the quality of your overall relationship.”
Better Forever: I SO agree with this one. Don’t let others tell you that your marriage is going to slide downhill – you have a choice!

Engaged Marriage

How to Keep Finances From Becoming a Source of Tension in Your Marriage: Another great guest post on an important issue.

God Centered Marriage

Our 4 Marriage Walls: Nice imagery, and good ideas.
30 Day Challenge: Think you could pull this one off?

Happily Ever After

What Can I Help You With?: David gets the rethink award for last week!

Intimacy in Marriage

Would You Be Fine With Your Husband Having Sex With Someone Else?: THIS.IS.BRILLIANT. No, you don’t want to argue this with your bride, but you might want to show her this article. (And yes, it will be in the Generous Wife roundup next Saturday.)

Journey to Surrender

We Become What We Behold – Forgiveness: Speaking of forgiveness … Nice job, Scott.

Marriage Gems

Are Married Men Mellower? Yep.: Yes, your bride is good for you.
How to Improve and Increase Sex in Your Marriage: This article has some great, and very sound advice for building a marriage that is designed for sex.

Romantic Act of the Day

A Feather Touch: Yes men and woman are different – and women are softer!
If Only She Knew: A good communication help.
Give Your Wife a Pedicure: Yes, really.

The Romantic Vineyard

A Fragrant Aroma – Sex Matters: The video at the end of this post – “Am I obligated to have sex whenever my spouse asks?” – is blanced and well done.
Constrained or Compromised?: A post that hit home with this former professional landscaper.
10 Hindrances To Cultivating A Romantic Vineyard #8 – Friendships : Yes, sadly friendships can hurt marriages.

Simple Marriage

What do you fear most in your marriage?: Maybe it’s time your fear stop ruling you?
3-21-11: Big 4 days e-book sale starts today.

4 Comments on “10 Ways to Demotivate Your Bride

  1. how about adding “taking second looks at other women”? that’s a big way to demotivate a wife. also….not safely trusting her and not living respectably? hello proverbs 31.

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