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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 […]