TO HUSBANDS: THE BENEFITS OF LISTENING TO YOUR WIFE

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My wife is wise and my wife loves Jesus. For me, these two traits qualify my wife to make great decisions for our family that I don’t always see as beneficial. I encourage other husbands to determine similar traits in their wives.

Trust that your wife isn’t against you when she has a different opinion than you do. Discerning whether or not she is intentionally disrespecting you can be tricky. She may have been hurt by something you said or did or by something you didn’t say or didn’t do and she has reacted to a specific situation versus a personal attack on you as a person. Don’t let your ego get in the way of what seemingly may be good feedback from your wife that you just don’t want to accept. When my wife says something in which I disagree, I know that she isn’t out to get me. She ultimately wants the best for me. I need to make sure that I’m looking out for her best interest too. When our wives talk to us and say something ...

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QUALITY DATE NIGHT

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My wife and I recently had a date night together. It was nice to be able to just talk. There were even a few moments when it was just silent. That was nice too. We started the date out by eating at a little Thai restaurant, then we got a birthday present for my son, and ended the date by getting some dessert at a different restaurant before heading home. It wasn't too flashy. We didn't go shopping the entire time. We took longer to eat. We talked about business and family a little, but kept it to a minimum. Although, I wish we had more dates, I know that we are in a season of our lives with our young children that we can't go out every week. We just don't have the ability to pull that off at this point.

However, we believe that regular healthy dating is necessary for an ongoing healthy marriage relationship. Each couple can determine what "regular" means to them depending on what season of life they are goi ...

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SIMPLE ENCOURAGEMENT OF LOVE

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May 19, 2015

Several years ago, a good friend of mine told me that he and his wife were having a hard time connecting because of their busy schedules. She woke up and went to work around 5am, he woke up and went to work around 9am. She got home around 4pm, he got home around 8pm. They didn't talk much because most nights she was fast asleep on the couch. They continued through this cycle for several months without having many meaningful conversations and certainly without seeing much of each other. Things began to change when my friend began writing encouraging notes to his wife with a dry erase marker on their bathroom mirror each night. She would wake up early to find another new note that ...

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