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Serving Your Wife Through Pregnancy

pregnant woman

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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Pillars of a Healthy Marriage


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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Ladies Week

I ended yesterdays post mentioning an up-coming adventure. Here it is! Day two of my wife's birthday started off by letting my wife sleep in a little before rushing out to the car and hitting the road for the hour drive out to Northwest Trek Wildlife Park near Eatonville, WA. The drive from Gig Harbor was absolutely gorgeous once we got past Spanaway with plenty of rolling country roads and the constant feeling that any minute Mt. Rainier would pop up from behind a cloud. We enjoyed the chance to get out in the fresh air...

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Pursuing Your Wife: Valentines Day

###It's a big consumerist marketing mess. Really, it's just another day on the calendar but that doesn't mean my wife and I don't celebrate on February 14th. We treat the day as an opportunity to be intentional about "getting away" from our routine. I like to think of it as a special [date night]( **Traditionally we don't go out to dinner**; the mess of reservations and a crowded restaurant don't make for a peaceful evening when you are both introverts. We like to find a quiet place (typically our living room) where we can relax and...

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Pursuing Your Wife: Woo Her

###Become a student of your wife. Study her this week. How does she like her coffee/tea? What is her favorite type of chocolate bar? Does she like flowers? If so, what kind does she enjoy the most? Is there a chore she hates to do? What is a perfect relaxing evening for her? Where does she dream of traveling to? Is there a restaurant she has been dying to try but hasn't had the nerve to do it because of cost? We should be *constantly* listening to her with a mental "notepad" out waiting to jot...

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