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I’m Not a Nag, Am I?

I’ll never forget the first time my husband, David, accused me of being a nag. To hear that word come out of his mouth was upsetting, even disturbing. In my…

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When Your Husband Needs Help—and Doesn’t Know It

Editor’s Note: As her daughters began their married lives, Barbara Rainey wanted to share some of the lessons she learned throughout her own marriage as well as those gleaned from…

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11 Ways to Show Respect to Your Husband

Some wives don’t understand how important respect is to a man.

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4 Ways to Harness Your Power for Good in Your Husband’s Life

God has given us women the privilege and the ability to bring life to our husbands with our love.

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5 Ways to Help Your Husband Step Up to Manhood

A wife plays a pivotal role in her husband’s transition from boyhood into manhood.

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Treat Him Like a Man

Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from Nina Roesner’s 40-day devotional, The Respect Dare. Standing and waiting on Bob and Joan’s front porch, Janda realized they apparently hadn’t heard…

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When Sex Is at the Bottom of Your List

Editor’s Note: As her daughters began their married lives, Barbara Rainey wanted to share some of the lessons she learned throughout her own marriage as well as those gleaned from…

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It’s Not Your Husband’s Job to Make You Happy

Think back to a time when it was downright fun to spend time with your man. How did you enjoy one another back when you were dating? You didn’t fold…

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15 Things Wives Should Stop Doing

What do your words and actions say to your husband about your love for him?

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50 Things To Say to Your Husband to Make Him Feel Great

1. Thanks for doing that. It means a lot to me when you serve me in little ways like that. 2. I am such a different woman because of the…

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Seven Things I Wish Id Known About Men Before I Married

Growing up with my stepdad and younger brother I thought I knew a thing or two about men. While I knew not to change the channel during a football game,…

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What Should Be the Wife’s ‘Role’ in Marriage?

The confusion in today’s culture about “roles” in marriage compels us to understand what the Bible says about the unique responsibilities God assigns to a wife.

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How Your Husband Defines Romance

Did you know that your husband—and most men—view romance through different lenses than most women? To confirm this, the next time you are in Bible study or Sunday school class,…

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10 Rules for Good Communication With Your Husband

Good communication requires certain rules and guidelines, which are simple in one sense and extremely difficult in another.

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Are You Helping Your Husband Follow His Dreams?

I came upon a realization yesterday as I hugged my husband. I’m a bit rounder than I was when we got married. So is he. We both have more wrinkles….

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10 Ways to Let Your Husband Know You’re Proud of Him

Don’t let another day go by without communicating admiration for your husband.

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Becoming Your Husband’s Personal Cheerleader

I have seen numerous television shows, movies, and commercials where on the shoulder of a character sits an angel and a devil image of themselves. The devil image whispers bad…

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When Your Spouse Breaks Your Heart

Dealing with one’s own sin issues results in voluntary brokenness or a contrite heart.  But when I dealt with the ramifications of my husband’s addiction to pornography, my heart was…

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Of Husbands and Football

While watching some of the recent National Football League wild card and championship games with my husband, I asked him about some of the finer points of the game. I…

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Preventing Bitterness in Your Heart

  I’ve eaten moldy bread my whole life. At our house growing up, we just cut off the infected part and ate the rest. It seemed perfectly reasonable to me….

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Put Yourself in Your Husband’s Shoes

Several years ago I was asked to speak at a prayer conference that took place about two hours away from our home. My husband offered to be my escort and…

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3 Priorities for Every Married Woman

3 Priorities for Every Married Woman

No matter what our stage of life, all of us wives share some common needs.

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Q A: A Wife’s Job Description

I’ve heard a lot of differing opinions on a wife’s role in marriage. What is a wife’s job description? What are the duties and responsibilities involved? Barbara: I entered marriage…

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3 Tips for Investing in Your Husband

It’s important to understand where your husband needs your support.

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Q A: Encouraging Husbands to Lead Spiritually

  My husband will show spiritual leadership in our family by initiating a devotional time for us as a couple, but soon it stops. I feel disappointed. He seems to…

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30 Ways to Pray for Your Husband

A list of things to pray for your husband

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Q A: Respecting Your Husband for the Little Things

  What do you do when you’ve lost respect for your husband?   Barbara: That’s a difficult struggle, because Ephesians 5:33 makes it clear that we are to respect our…

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Recovering From a Double Mastectomy

One of the first things I fell in love with about my husband was his eyes. He has beautiful blue eyes, and in them I saw a peace and strength…

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Refresh Your Lovemaking

  by Nancy Cobb and Connie Grigsby   Are sexually-fulfilled husbands more talkative? One would certainly wonder if the two don’t go together. The following are eighteen tips we think…

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Respect your Husband Like a VIP, Then Watch Him Become One

We women are very good at pointing out our husbands’ faults and failures and punishing them for not meeting our needs, but that only leads to discontent and distance in…

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