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Serving Your Wife Through Pregnancy

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After helping my wife through 4 very difficult pregnancies I've learned a few things that have help give her rest and provided me with a better outlook on what she has to go through (Hyperemesis Gravidarum is the real deal people). Though these are focused on the time surrounding pregnancy I'm sure there would be no complaints if they continued throughout your marriage! 1) Ask her what needs to be done around the house: I wouldn't classify myself as being overly observant when it comes to household needs. Dirty clothes on the floor, dishes in the sink, trash...

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Dad’s Are Not Babysitters

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I'll pick up the megaphone once again: We don't "babysit" our kids, we raise them. It's far to typical a response from men who haven't fully taken a hold of what being a father means. They are still trying to live a single life (or at least childless) life and passing off the day-to-day raising of the kids to their wife. Not only is this not fair to their wife, it's not fair to their kids! I hear it all time, "Sorry, I can't hang out tonight, I have to babysit the kids". How do we think it...

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Pillars of a Healthy Marriage

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How do you fight off the "7 year itch"? My wife and I are coming up on 8 years of marriage this May. In that time we've seen friends married, divorced, married again, widowed and a few who who have vowed it off all together. Though 8 years may not be long for some it is just past the national average for marriages that end in divorce. That's a staggering thought: If a marriage is going to end in divorce, on average it is falling apart right now. Thinking about that drives me to pursue my...

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The Big Announcement

**I said there would be a bit announcement on Monday's post and here it is!** ![leacy baby number 3](/content/images/2015/02/leacy-baby-announcement.jpg) We are **SUPER** excited :) Momma is doing great, she's no where near as nauseas as she was for the last two pregnancies and we attribute that to a lot of the health and diet changes we've made since our son was born. I'm still getting used to the idea that she's pregnant. I offered to brew her up a batch of a Mike's Hard Lemonade clone and she had to remind me it would be fine but she...

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Marriage: Take Your Time

To the single/newly married: I can't stress the importance of that first year enough. It's a time to get to know each other all over again, to develop healthy marital boundaries and to figure out what it means for two individual personalities to become one. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is fill your first year of marriage with constant social activity. Take it slow. Spend every moment you can with your spouse while you have the chance. Life gets busy and before you know it there's more than just the two of you...

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