As a husband, I am called to love my wife sacrificially. As a man, God has also given me passions that sometimes don’t always make it easy to love sacrificially. When these two conflict, how do you decide which one to do? Does loving sacrificially always beat out my passion whenever they’re in conflict? I don’t know. Continue reading Balancing Passion and Sacrificial Love
When I was a boy, I used to dream about being someone’s hero. Finding someone that needed my help and rescuing them no matter what the situation was. I wanted to be a hero riding in on a white horse.
When I was a boy, I wanted to make some big grandiose entrance and save everyone from the evil overload! Typically my fantasies were Power Ranger themed so I was always saving people from Lord Zedd or Rita.
As I write this, it’s 11:03 PM. I admit, I am a night owl by default. I’ve lived my entire teenage and adult life going to bed no earlier than 11; sometimes as late as 1 or 2 in the morning. It’s a habit I’ve gotten into that I’m sure is not healthy.
My alarm is set for 5:00 AM during the week. So some days I go to work on less than 4 hours of sleep… I’m sure that’s not the best idea either.
TJ (my wife) usually goes to bed a lot earlier than I do. As I write this she’s been asleep for nearly an hour and a half. But here I sit, writing this post. The question is, why am I not in bed with her?
I like music. Not as much as others but I find I do my best work whenever I have music playing in the background. I usually get more focused whenever I’ve got music playing in my ears. I even have a Get Motivated playlist on Spotify that helps me stay SUPER focused on the job I’m doing.
Towards the end of tonight, the wife was putting our son down for bed. While she was doing that, I pulled up Google Music on my phone and looked through my playlists. I found the one I wanted and started playing it. Continue reading The Wife Playlist
There are times when my wife doesn’t feel good or she isn’t happy and I want nothing more than to change her frown into a smile. I want to be her knight in shining armor and come in and rescue her from her bad day. But sadly, I can’t always do that. There are times when her problems are beyond my ability to fix. It’s no fun. I really don’t like it when she’s in a place like that. I don’t like sitting around, doing nothing. Continue reading When You Can’t Fix It
What does it mean to be a blessing? What does it mean to bless someone’s life? Does it just mean making their life better or is there more it than that?
Through my browsing around on the Internet, I came upon this definition:
A beneficial thing for which one is grateful; something that brings well-being
As a husband, I think this question needs to constantly be crossing our minds. “How can I be a blessing to my wife today?” Another way you could ask it, “What would make my wife’s day?” Would it be to do the dishes? Take out the garbage? Bring her flowers? Dance with her?
I encourage you to think of one thing you can do for your wife today that will put a smile on her face. Try it out and share with us how your wife reacted.
Ever have those days where you just have 0 desire to be the amazing, wonderful husband she deserves? Ever feel like you would rather be left alone than sit on the couch and watch TV with your wife? Yea. Me too. Continue reading I Don’t Wanna
A strong marriage is built upon trust, communication, and mutual respect (and love of course). A marriage is a partnership. But if marriage is a partnership, why are men called to be the leaders? Aren’t the two things mutually exclusive?
When I got married, I was SO happy. It’s at the top of my list as the greatest day of my life (so far). Everyone I talked to said that our marriage had potential to be one of the greatest the world had ever seen. It was a wonderful time for the both of us.