john and nicole

Husbands, Love Your Wives

25 characteristics of a husband who truly loves and serves the needs of his wife
By: Dr. Robert Lewis

How many of these things do you do in your marriage?

1. Includes his wife in envisioning the future.

2. Accepts spiritual responsibility for his family.

3. Is willing to say “I’m sorry” and “Forgive me” to his family.

4. Discusses household responsibilities with his wife and makes sure they are fairly distributed.

5. Seeks consultation from his wife on all major financing decisions.

6. Follows through with commitments he has made to his wife.

7. Anticipates the different stages his children will pass through.

8. Anticipates the different stages his marriage will pass through.

9. Frequently tells his wife what he likes about her.

10. Provides financially for his family’s basic living expenses.

11. Deals with distraction so he can talk with his wife and family.

12. Prays with his wife on a regular basis.

13. Initiates meaningful family traditions.

14. Initiates fun family outings for the family on a regular basis.

15. Takes the time to give his children practical instruction about life.

16. Manages the schedule of the home and anticipates pressure points.

17. Keeps his family financially sound and out of harmful debt.

18. Makes sure he and his wife have drawn up a will.

19. Lets his wife and children into the interior of his life.

20. Honors his wife in public.

21. Explains sex to each child in a way that gives them a wholesome perspective.

22. Encourages his wife to grow as an individual.

23. Takes the lead in establishing sound family values.

24. Provides time for his wife to pursue her own personal interests.

25. Is involved in a small group of men dedicated to spiritual growth.

How are doing? Hope you get an “A” next time!

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flanders field

Reflection and Remembrance

FLANDERS FIELDS by John McCrae

 

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

 

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

 

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

mom and jkh

Lessons From Mom

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE: “If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside — I just finished cleaning!”
2. My mother taught me RELIGION: “You better pray that will come out of the carpet.”
3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL: “If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!”
4. My mother taught me LOGIC: “Because I said so, that’s why!”
5. My mother taught me FORESIGHT: “Be sure you wear clean underwear in case you’re in an accident.”
6. My mother taught me IRONY: “Keep laughing and I’ll give you something to cry about.”
7. My mother taught me about OSMOSIS: “Shut your mouth and eat your supper!”
8. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM: “Will you look at the dirt on the back of your neck!”
9. My mother taught me about STAMINA: “You’ll sit there ’til all that spinach is finished.”
10. My mother taught me about WEATHER: “It looks as if a tornado swept through your room.”
11. My mother taught me how to solve PHYSICS PROBLEMS: “If I yelled because I saw a meteor coming toward you, would you listen then?”
12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY: “If I’ve told you once, I’ve told you a million times — don’t exaggerate!!!”
13. My mother taught me THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: “I brought you into this world, and I can take you out.”
14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION: “Stop acting like your father!”
15. My mother taught me about ENVY: “There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do!”

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