Placing your wife on a pedestal may seem superficial but really it's not. It's a place of honor that is rightfully hers as your wife. That spot became hers and hers alone the moment you both said, “I do.” Don’t take her for granted, celebrate the crown of glory God has given you. Put her on a pedestal in your heart. A pedestal is a high place that is used to support and show … [Read more...]
Husbands, Your Wife May Be Bored in Your Marriage; Here Are 5 Reasons Why
Believe me, it is not a wife's desire to get bored or lose interest in her spouse. Sometimes, unfortunately, it just happens. I've coached women how to manage this situation when it occurs in their marriage. Sometimes, they're clear on why. Other times, they can't quite pinpoint what it was that caused the disinterest. The truth is, it can be a number of things. … [Read more...]
Why Are Some Men More Caring, Considerate, and Patient with Complete Strangers than with the One They Love
Interesting observation: men have a tendency to be more considerate to a complete (female) stranger than their own mate. I’m not making this up. It’s what several dating and married men admitted to me after completing one of my Relationship Bootcamps. See-what-had-happened-was…I took 40 male and females…whose relationship statues ranged from single, to dating, engage, and … [Read more...]
Are You Being the Gift that Your Mate Needs?
As a Relationship Coach, I’ve heard countless couples complain that romance and intimacy slowly but surely seems to just (poof) disappear in their relationship. When people fall in love and more importantly when they decide to commit to one another love and romance are at their peak. That euphoria leads people to believe that once they ride off into the sunset of commitment … [Read more...]
What is the Husband’s Responsibility to his Wife and Children?
Dear Dr. Buckingham, I have been married for 14 yrs with 4 adorable children. My marriage was an enviable one before things changed. My husband works in a private organization and earns a good salary, but he met a woman at his job who is trying to sleep with him. We are very open to each other. The day he told me about the woman, I started praying. My husband has changed … [Read more...]
The Truth about Why Your Wife Wants You to Go On Grown Man “Play-Dates”
Remember when Chris Rock did his bit in the “Never Scared” comedy special about how women always try to set their husbands up on “grown man play dates?” The audience roared with laughter as he went on about being stuck in a room with a man he didn’t know, simply because their wives said they both liked baseball. It's the kind of joke that was extra funny because so much of it … [Read more...]
Fellas: 10 Things She Still Wants to Hear After All These Years
It comes as no surprise that after being together for years, you can unknowingly take your spouse for granted. The courtship should never stop. It should last forever through spontaneity and kind, loving words. I know that I love to feel appreciated, as I'm sure most women do. In addition to FEELING loved and wanted, it's nice to hear it, too! To the guys, here are 10 things … [Read more...]