Read to her.

Communication is fundamental to a strong marriage relationship, and there are a thousand ways to communicate.  This week, find something that you have read (or are currently reading) and read it to her with the intent to stimulate conversation.  If you don’t talk much, any conversation is a step in the right direction.  But ultimately, we want our conversations to encourage our wife towards Christlikeness.  So whether you are a reader or not, find something to share with your sweetie that will bless her and strengthen your love for each other.

Published in: on 28 February 2011 at 08:02  Leave a Comment  
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Take a Hike!

Take your wife on a walk this week.  Exercise is good for everyone and it will give you and opportunity to talk together.  Believe it or not, Spring is coming so get in the habit now!

Published in: on 21 February 2011 at 12:40  Leave a Comment  
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DON’T!!!!!!!

I believe with all of my heart that the best way to not live sinfully is to live holy.  For the purpose of this post we can say it this way: the best way to keep from loving our wives the wrong way is to love them the right way.  And I try to keep this blog focused on the positive.  But I came across a picture a few days ago that I feel I must share with you.  You see, focusing on what we should be doing is definitely the way to go.  But we cannot neglect the discipline of deny the lusts of our flesh.  I’ve not talked much (if any) of pornography, but it is a huge killer in any marriage.  (Side Note: If you do not understand your life in light of Eph. 1 and 2 and  how your sinful choices impact your life, adding another ‘don’t’ to your life will only set you up to fail once again)

Proverbs speaks much of the strange woman.  She is deceitful, putrid, whorish and hellish . . . . and I have found a picture of her.  You know how a picture can be worth a thousand words?  Well this one definitely is.  See the look of conquest in her eyes.  Notice the look of contentment as he snuggles into her.  When you are looking at porn, you are making love to the rotted, filthy corpse of pornea.  Ponder the picture below and read through Proverbs 5, 7 and 9 this week and pray that the Lord would show you what the sin of pornography really looks like.

 


Published in: on 13 February 2011 at 19:10  Leave a Comment  
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Do It All Week Long!

So you probably know that Valentine’s day is a week away.  I personally dislike the day as it tends to make men think that if they do a bang-up job on that one day, they’re good for a while (or even a year!)  Now we all know that loving our wives is a full time pursuit of pursuing, but let’s see if we can kick it up a notch this week just to spite St. Valentine.  Do something everyday this week that is a bit out of the ordinary that will communicate your love to your bride.  And who knows, if she’s blessed you may create a habit this week that will carry on throughout the year!

Published in: on 7 February 2011 at 07:52  Leave a Comment  
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