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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Controlling Husband: Wanting to be a god when you should be like Jesus

August 1, 2013 by

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The topic of my posts usually center on issues involved with a passive husband learning to begin to selflessly lead in the marriage and how to love your wife as Christ loves the church.  While it appears that there is an increasing number of husbands that have ditched their leadership roles in their families and […]

Please, Say Something!

April 26, 2013 by

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Peacefulwife here. 🙂 One of the biggest issues the wives at http://www.peacefulwife.com 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 […]

Swamp Husband

February 15, 2013 by

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“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 4): Looking for Answers

February 8, 2013 by

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We have been looking at dealing with the “list.” You know those moments when you feel like you are in a disturbed version of Groundhog’s Day, a bad rerun, or a broken record. You are in the middle of a discussion and something from your past gets brought out on the table to create an […]

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

February 8, 2013 by

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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 1): Ground Rules

February 6, 2013 by

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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 […]