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Marital Train of Thought

As you're listening to your wife explain a situation or problem, here are a couple of questions to ask yourself: "How does she feel as she’s telling me this?" and "Why is this important to her?" One of the biggest challenges in marital communication is not understanding the emotion and motive behind the message. So, the next time you're not quite following your wife's train of thought, instead of pushing her to...
Apr 17, 2019 / Husbands

6 Life Hacks for Husbands

"Life Hacks” are clever tips and tricks that can be used to solve an everyday problem a person may be facing. So to help make your job as a husband a little easier, here are some life hacks for husbands.  First, check out the Love Your Wife Well Life Hack.  It includes love actions to show your spouse—things like writing notes, planning a great date, and making the bed for your wife.  Next, check out the Watch...
Mar 07, 2019 / Husbands

10 Things Wives Want to Hear from Husbands

Yesterday we talked about what a husband wants to hear from his wife.  Today we’ll talk about the 10 things wives want to hear from their husbands.  So men, here’s what you can say.  Number one… “Thanks for all you do for our family.”  Number two… “You are a great mom and wife.”  Three… “Let me do that for you.”  Four… “I love you so much.”  Be sure to tell your wife the rest of the 10 things wives want to hear...
Feb 05, 2019 / Husbands

Filling the 4 Chambers of Your Wife's Heart

We often associate the heart with love, but practically speaking, the heart sustains life. It needs all four chambers working right.  My wife, Susan, and I believe there are four chambers in every wife’s heart that fill her with life and love. The first chamber of a wife’s heart is to be understood, even when you don’t agree on everything. Your good listening skills help her see you’re trying to understand her,...
Dec 24, 2018 / Husbands

Decoding Your Wife's Words

Twenty-five years of marriage to my wife, Susan, has taught me that women often communicate by saying one thing, but meaning another. So for all the men out there who thought it was impossible to understand women, here is a key for decoding your wife’s words. First, when she says “I’m fine” she really means “I’m not fine, but I’m not ready to talk about it.” Second, when she says, “Didn’t you go out with your...
Dec 13, 2018 / Husbands

9 Things You Should Never Say to Your Wife

During our 25 years of marriage, I’ve said a few things to Susan that didn’t make her happy. Maybe you’ve said a few things that didn’t please your wife either. So what are some of those things you should not say to your wife? Here are a few…"Calm down. Relax!” This can come across as belittling of their emotional stress. Another is “What were you thinking?” When that’s said, you’re basically saying “that was a...
Nov 08, 2018 / Husbands

7 Things Your Wife Should Expect from You

Your marriage has some nonnegotiables—a list of things your wife should be able to expect from you. Here are a few of them. First, trustworthy. That means you are who you say you are and will do what you say you’ll do. Second, faithful…not giving yourself away in any way to another woman…physically, mentally, or emotionally. Third, protector. Your wife and your children need to feel safe and protected—and not just...
Jul 20, 2015 / Husbands

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