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Understanding a Passive Husband during Conflict

June 10, 2015 by

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Sometimes, being a passive husband, I sit back and think about just how hard it must be for my wife to understand me.  I have so many quirky things about my personality and the way I communicate that in all reality probably do not make sense.  For many things, I react very much under the […]

Serving Up Unconditional Respect

April 16, 2015 by

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Back when I first started this blog I wrote a post on the topic of unconditional respect.  That post came about as I was reading Shaunti Feldhahn’s book, For Women Only.  I have been going through the book Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and thought it would be a good time to return […]

Why Do We Argue?

March 18, 2015 by

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A wife asks a simple question.  Maybe something like, “Could you finish that work on the deck soon?” Her husband responds, “I will see if I can get to it,…maybe this weekend.” Things probably would have been fine at this point, but then the wife feels the need to respond back with something like, “You […]

Why does it seem like I am so good at respecting my wife but lousy at loving her?

March 10, 2015 by

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I have tried to portray that I have a generally passive personality.  I am very patient.  I don’t talk anymore than I have to.  I don’t really like to get into situations where there is much conflict or “noise.”  I get energized by working independently and work to accomplish my goals in a very logical […]

Beyond the Storefront Window: What Men Fear

February 24, 2015 by

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I was on the way to church this weekend and I heard a song on the radio that caught my attention.  I can’t remember the name of the song but one of the verses talked about how fear, anxiety, and guilt were keeping the songwriter from being the man he wanted to be.  I think […]

Why “The Respected Husband?”

September 3, 2014 by

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I hope most people understand why this blog is called “The Respected Husband,” but I thought it might be good to explain it in a post. It is entirely possible that you could initially see the name of the blog and think that the blog could mean several things. It could be taken that I […]

Marriage Instructions: Roles and Responsibilities

July 23, 2014 by

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For some time now, I have wanted to provide a series of posts on the blog that look at the verses in the Bible that provide the foundation for what we believe about marriage. We started with several posts looking at the gospel and sexuality. Last post we started looking at the gospel and marriage. […]

Applying the Gospel to Our Sexuality

June 10, 2014 by

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We last looked at the relationship of salvation to our sexuality. Today, we will finish our look at God’s design for sexuality by looking at how we can apply the Gospel to our sexuality. Once again, I want to state that most of this material will be coming from a Secret Church on Family, Marriage, […]

Suggestions versus Directives

April 1, 2014 by

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In marriages it is inevitable that one spouse is going to be more dominant than the other spouse. That may be a 51/49 split, a 75/25 split, a 99/1 split, or anywhere in between. While I hope most are not on the extreme side of that split, it is only natural that one spouse is […]

A Husband Lives Out Christ’s Love for the Church

March 25, 2014 by

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Back a couple of years ago, a good friend of ours in the blogging community, Kayla Gulick, wrote a piece entitled My Demon. In the post, she explored all of the voices she hears in her head as a woman that try to break down her security in her relationship with her husband. I thought […]

How Do I Get My Wife To Feel Loved By Me?

November 19, 2013 by

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Today’s post is from Rick at RomanticHusbands.com. Rick decided to come up with a list in response to the post on Things Husbands Do That Make Their Wife Feel Unloved. Rick’s list explores items that a husband needs to do for his wife to feel loved by him. It is written in a list form […]

Differing Standards: The Car Seat Conundrum

November 5, 2013 by

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Sometime after getting over that initial shock that we were going to bring a baby into this world and before the baby actually arrived, my wife and I took that inevitable trip to “Babies ‘R Us” to see all of those things that we would have to have for this baby to actually survive in […]