"Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;"
Eph 5:25

Monday, January 30, 2012

Marriage Blog Monday: January 30, 2012

Here are some blog posts that stood out this week:

One Flesh Marriage
10 day Challenge: Pre-Game Rules

The Generous Husband
Get Away: You can't Afford Not To

Encourage Your Spouse
A Safe Harbor

Couple Things
Creating A Moment

Mystery 32
Don't Do It Alone

Romantic Act Of The Day
Whatever Happened To Chivalry?


... Later.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Marriage Blog Monday January 23, 2012

Here they are ... The best of the marriage blog posts this week.

One Flesh Marriage
Look At My Sacrifice  (for husbands)
Wifely Sacrifice  (for wives)
Practical Obedience  (for wives)

The Generous Husband
Double Standards in a Queen Size Bed - Better Sex in 2012

The Generous Wife
Read A Book

Marriage Life
This Life is NOT All About Me

Up with Marriage
Him Who Your Soul Loves

Hot, Holy and Humorous
If You could Write the Vows Now

Awesome Husbands
Marriage Problems?  Oh Yeah, Been There - Done That!
It's Not Just About Love

Assume Love
Is Your Marriage Anyone Else's Business?

Pages for Marrieds
How To Thrill Your Husband   This isn't really a blog.  I ran across it in my bookmarks (perhaps I posted it before). 

OK, that's it for this week.  Happy reading!

... Later.

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Measure of a Husband ...

This is truly a useless snippet of information, but it was interesting enough that I thought I'd write it down and share.

I was in the supermarket after work today.  I had a short list of things to purchase, as I do every day.  The cashier was a familiar person - a woman in her mid to late twenties who is often tending the checkout line where I patiently wait.  She has two children, that much I know from seeing her around town with her two little girls in tow. Also, she is a single mom, that much I know from her conversations with me and my children (my kids aren't shy when it comes to asking about someone's kids or husband).

Anyway, as my groceries were proceeding down the conveyor belt, we enjoyed some charming banter.  Nothing wonderful, just the normal sort of thing that is said between a cashier and any regular customer.

"No kids today?"
"Nope.  They're still at home ... waiting for this food."
"Mine are with my mom today, but their dad is getting them tomorrow."

Then she said something that stunned me momentarily.  She said, "You know, I remember one day when you were in here four times.  Then you came back again for BROWNIE MIX!    I don't know any other man who would come all the way back here for brownie mix.  You must really love your wife."

Then she said something about the measure of a good husband being his willingness to go the extra mile for his wife, and that she planned to use it as a standard when looking for a husband sometime in the (near, I presume) future.

Really?  The "husband-worthiness" of a man comes down to whether he will go to the store for brownie mix??  I always thought it involved so much more.  Hmmmmm ....

Gee whiz, if I knew it was that simple,  I would go shopping every day!

Wait a minute!  I do go shopping every day!

(See?  I told you it was a useless snippet of information.)


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Marriage Blog Monday - 01/09/12

Here are some of the good posts from a bunch of marriage blogs this week.  Happy reading!

One Flesh Marriage
Return of the 10 Day Challenge - The 10-Day Challenge is back. Get on board February 5th - 14th.

The Generous Husband
Be a Man of Your Word - Do you always do what you say you'll do?
Withholding Does Not Inspire Generosity - Do you withhold things your wife wants/needs?

The Generous Wife
 Viva La RevoluciĆ³n! - Use positive words when you talk about your hubby
Keep Your Word - This post was "borrowed" from her husband, The Generous Husband.

Intimacy In Marriage
What A Shark Taught Me About Sex - We can learn a lot from the feeding habits of captive sharks!

Marriage Life
Let's Talk About Sex, Baby - Talking about sex is important to growing your intimacy in marriage.

Between the Sheets
Making 2012 Your Best Year Yet - P.R.A.Y.

Engaged Marriage
Do You Share Your Goals? - A post about the importance of having common goals.

The Pure Bed
3 Things We Think Married Couples Must Know - (about sex)

The Romantic Vineyard
Amazing Grace - Is worship messing up your marriage?

I did not contribute to these blogs other than to comment a time or two.  I'm merely dispersing the best (in my humble opinion) information and trashing the junk.  Enjoy!


Monday, January 2, 2012

Marriage Blog Monday

I read a lot of blogs, and one thing that I am passionate about is the "one flesh" marriage relationship that God intends for husbands and wives.  Therefore, on Mondays I will post the best of the week's marriage blogs.  Today's post will be a tad more lengthy than future ones, because it has been such a long, long, LONG time since I posted any of this stuff.

Soooo ... without further ado, here are the best (in my opinion) recent blog posts about marriage:

One Flesh Marriage
The couple who write "One Flesh Marriage" took some time off to spend the holidays with family, so they scheduled a bunch of repeats of their most popular entries over the past year. 

The Generous Husband

The Generous Wife

Journey To Surrender 

Intimacy In Marriage
*She posts some controversial topics that you might want to check out.

A Grown Up Marriage 
Marriage Life
Simple Marriage

Stupendous Marriage