Browsing All Posts filed under »Communication«

I am going to show them!

July 2, 2013 by


As men, we are programmed to try to fix things. Usually that is a very helpful thing. If something stops working on the car, then we try to diagnose the problem and fix it. If the drain is slow or clogged, then we try to fix it. If a big roach is crawling across the […]

Let Go! From Passive Husband to a Husband with Passion

May 21, 2013 by


One of the biggest problems being faced in marriages today is when a husband stops leading in the marriage. Somewhere along the way he has shut down and stopped communicating. He has decided to stop feeling and go along for the ride because in his mind he thinks this might be easier. Maybe he feels […]

Please, Say Something!

April 26, 2013 by


Peacefulwife here. 🙂 One of the biggest issues the wives at talk about is how frustrating it is when they ask their husbands something and their husbands just never respond. We have been exploring how men think and process emotions over the past few weeks.  I think the more that women can understand just […]

Stop Hiding, Start Hurting, Start Healing

April 20, 2013 by


A couple of weeks back, a reader made a comment about her marriage that really struck a chord with the Peacefulwife and I. The part that really hit home with us went something like this, “I never knew that I was hurting my husband. If I would have known that I was hurting him I […]

Promise Keepers: Do What You Say You Are Going To Do

March 12, 2013 by


Ever been in the last 5 minutes of watching a ballgame and your wife peeks in and says something like, “Dear, Could you put in a load of laundry?” You probably answered something like, “Sure” or “Ok” and then went about watching the rest of the game. You may have immediately stopped and got the […]

The Power of a Husband’s Prayer

February 20, 2013 by


A couple of weeks ago I had emailed back and forth a couple of times with a Christian husband named Link. In one of his emails he told me about a time in his marriage where he prayed for 5 specific things for his marriage and how God had answered his prayers. I asked him […]

Swamp Husband

February 15, 2013 by


“Shoot ‘im, Liz! Shoot ‘im!” One of my favorite shows on television is Swamp People on the History Channel. The show is a reality based program that follows the people that hunt alligators in Louisiana during the one month during the year that it is allowed. The practice has taken place for generations and the thrill […]

The List (Part 3): What Can a Husband Do?

February 8, 2013 by


When the show 24 was in its prime I was a huge fan. There was always a huge amount of suspense and action and almost every show would leave you wondering what was going to happen next week. Well, you can imagine the disappointment when the next Monday rolls around and you turn on the […]

The List (Part 2): The Source of LISTful Behavior

February 7, 2013 by


If I told you that it was important to listen to your wife you wouldn’t argue much. But if I told you that we need to take the “list” out of listening you would agree with that as well. In marriage, one fear most men have is the list. We think that we have awakened […]

The List (Part 1): Ground Rules

February 6, 2013 by


This past weekend was Groundhog’s Day. Back in 1993, there was a movie that came out about Groundhog’s Day where a weatherman played by Bill Murray has to cover the annual event in Pennsylvania. In the film, he keeps waking up in his hotel room each morning and it is still Groundhog’s Day. After basically […]

Every Husband’s Lose-Lose Situation

January 31, 2013 by


The Peacefulwife Blog started a discussion yesterday in her post, “We Can Put Our Husbands in a Lose-Lose Situation”. Her post came out of the following email she received from a Christian husband. I think almost every husband can relate in some way with the frustrations this husband is writing about. FROM A CHRISTIAN HUSBAND: […]

The No. 2 Pencil Marriage

January 29, 2013 by


A friend told me the other day that their child was taking the SAT’s for the first time on Saturday. That brought up a bunch of reminders of my high school days and how “important” those standardized test scores were to a student’s future college endeavors. One of the big things I remember about those […]