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The Ides of Marriage: Ideals, Idle Time, and Idols

March 26, 2015 by


You are probably familiar with the Ides of March.  In the Roman calendar they split up each month into three sections.  Each month had the Kalends (1st of the month), Nones (5th to 7th day of the month), and the Ides (13th to 15th day of the month corresponding to the full moon).  So, each […]

Kryptonite: When Daddy Can’t Fix It

January 7, 2015 by


Have you ever felt helpless? Let me explain. I mean, have you ever felt helpless as a man? Let me explain further. How do you feel when something bad happens and you as the strong husband and father can’t make things better? Looking back at my time as a husband and father, the times that […]

Why “The Respected Husband?”

September 3, 2014 by


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 […]

Foundations of Sexuality (Part 3): Men and Women Mirror the Trinity

May 22, 2014 by


  So far, in our pursuit at looking at the biblical foundations of sexuality we have looked at the foundations that men and women were created with equal dignity and with distinctly different roles. Today, we will explore the foundation that men and women were created to mirror the Trinity. Once again, I want to […]

Foundations of Sexuality (Part 2): Men and Women Were Created with Different Roles

May 19, 2014 by


Let’s continue our series on God’s design for sexuality and marriage. Last post, we looked at the foundation that God created men and women with equal dignity. Today, we will explore the foundation that men and women were created with different roles. Up front I want to state that most of this material will be […]

Foundations of Sexuality: Men and Women Were Created With Equal Dignity

May 16, 2014 by


For some time now, I have wanted to do a series of posts on God’s design for sexuality and marriage. Up front I want to state that most of this material will be coming from a Secret Church on Family, Marriage, Sex, and the Gospel by David Platt from 2011. I highly recommend that if […]

Suggestions versus Directives

April 1, 2014 by


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


Today’s post is from Rick at 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 […]

What’s Your Story: Restoration from False Teaching

April 3, 2013 by


Back a couple of weeks ago, I put up a post called, What’s Your Story. In it I had the following request from you: I think there are many people who read this blog that have a story to tell. I want to hear it. It can be how God has worked in your marriage? […]

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 […]

The God’s Will Trap

January 3, 2013 by


Has anyone ever told you about a big decision that they were making in their life and justified it by saying, “I believe this is God’s will for me or for my family?” I have often told my wife that if someone tells her this very phrase she should run far away from them. Sometimes […]

When a Wife Leaves an Argument

December 20, 2012 by


One of the most read posts on my blog is written by my wife. It doesn’t surprise me that one of her posts is viewed more than any of my posts. She has her own blog site,, that gets 10 times the views in a day that my site gets and she pretty […]