Without realizing it, mental lists of complaints can start forming in our heads. We often look at the things that our spouse hasn’t done or isn’t doing and get frustrated. Having this mental list doesn’t make us feel positive towards our spouse or our marriage. In fact, if these thoughts continue without being expressed (at the right time and in the right way, of course) … Continue reading A Positive Change
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My last post, MM#2: Lead!, mentions respect. I think it’s inherent in us guys to want respect. We demand it from our little brothers, try to wheedle it out of our big sisters, and expect it from our wife. We breathe it like we do air and, for some of us, it’s even more important than sex. But respect and… Continue reading Manhood Monday #3: Respect the Man!
After writing my article “What Every Wife Loves to Hear” I knew I needed to write one for husbands. In many marriages and relationships the focus usually is on the women. However, men need to hear certain things too. One of the biggest needs a man has is respect. He needs assurance from time to time that he is esteemed in his wife’s eyes. Here … Continue reading What Every Husband Loves To Hear
I didn’t realize it then but I do now. As a parent, I now can understand what my parents had to go through raising my siblings and I. I respect them more than ever now because I can see things through the eyes of a mother. Raising a child/children is no easy task; Parents have to make constant sacrifices which can take its toll. Both … Continue reading You Deserve to Be Recognized
As a wife, I not only want to be loved by my husband but to also feel cherished. I love it when my husband compliments, touches, and shows me affection in various ways. Every wife loves it when her husband pays attention to her and loves to hear her husband say these words: “You look amazing!” – A wife needs to be reminded that her … Continue reading What Every Wife Loves To Hear
Here are 5 important things to discuss with your fiancé before you tie the knot. The Past – Start your marriage with honesty. Be transparent with your soon-to-be spouse. Clear up any problems that has the potential to resurface in the future. Ask each other questions..know who you are marrying. Goals and Ambitions – Respect each other’s goals. Can you support his or her goal … Continue reading 5 Topics to Discuss Before you Marry
Marriage Monday Tip #1: Show respect and admiration for your spouse in a public setting. Here is the beginning of a series that will include a marriage tip every Monday! Please share, like, and follow to keep up with Loftforum! I will still post my usual weekly articles. Have a great week everyone! Continue reading Marriage Mondays #1
Our words have so much power. We say them and can never take them back. We can never call back the hurt or anger they may have caused. Do we ever really think before we speak? We know we should..but do we ever take that extra step? In those first few years after being married, my husband and I began the lifelong lesson of understanding … Continue reading The Power of Words
I’ve often said that it’s the little things that couples do for each other that counts towards keeping a happy marriage. Of course the big things count too, I wouldn’t refuse to count a weekend getaway to NYC! Doing small things with or for your spouse lets them know that you are thinking about them. Not only that but it makes your relationship stronger. Here … Continue reading 6 Small Habits That Have a Big Impact on Marriage
Has your marriage or other relationships been affected by social media/modern devices? Are there any rules that couples can implement in their home about such devices/media to keep “connected” with each other? I would love to hear your responses! Please share in the comment box below. Continue reading Is Social Media a Poison to Healthy Marriages?
Why is complimenting your spouse an important element of having a successful marriage? 1. Intimacy Stays Ignited – After some time, couples can take each other for granted. Giving compliments lets a spouse know that what they are doing or how they look is being noticed. Giving a simple or poetic compliment can work to keep the passion aflame. 2. Appreciation – When someone feels … Continue reading Why Do Compliments Matter?
When my husband and I held our first marriage seminar, “Marriage: The Bliss Never Ends”, we asked the attending men what they saw as “romance” from their wives. While not all men are the same, there are certain things that a husband generally likes to have within his marriage. Here are some of the answers that were shared. 1. Flirting What are some reasons for … Continue reading 4 Things A Husband Needs
What was the best marriage advice or quote that has helped you the most? Reply in the comment box below. Share this question or your favorite article from my site on Facebook and Twitter with friends and family! Let’s talk! Continue reading Your Best Marriage Advice
There are many opinions about what actions or behaviors show love. Share yours in the comment box below! Think: What do you do that makes your spouse feel loved? What does your spouse do that makes you feel loved? Continue reading How Do You Show Love?
“Why can’t women just say what they mean?” Many men have asked this question. Why does it seem that women say one thing but mean something else? This causes frustration, anger, and sometimes tears. The truth is that while men use a very direct form of communication, women use many forms of indirect communication. She may give clues/hints, not express the full truth, or say … Continue reading Why Can’t Women Say What They Mean?