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Let Her Sleep!

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I have a battle going on inside and struggle to fight against it at times. I'm tired. All the time. Like many families I work during the day while my wife stays home with the kids. It's easy for me to entertain the thought that it's more important for me to get a solid 8 at night and let her get up with the kids, after all I could be fired for falling asleep at my desk! I've made a million excuses as to why I should be allowed to sleep but not a single one...

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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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Are You On The Same Page?

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Some of my favorite times are when my wife and I are siting on our bed talking through our dreams and desires. Getting to hear my beautiful bride talk about the conversations she's had with friends, the newest woven wrap that has caught her eye or the adorable/terrifying things our children have done throughout the day brings joy to my heart. I love hearing about the things that make her tick. That time where the kids are in bed and the cell phones are put aside are critical to a healthy marriage. It's in this intimate time...

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Fatherhood Is A Joy, Not A Buzzkill

As I was going through my feeds this morning I ran across a video called "Daddy's Beer - Unexpected, but very exciting news!". The video is of a man finding out that he is going to become a father and is gaining views because of how he deals with the news: He's reaction is something we've all seen before and by itself isn't something I'd typically write about. What brought me to post this was how the same video was interpreted on the Cheezburger Network's Parenting feed: "This Guy is How Every Man ACTUALLY Feels When He's...

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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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