Posts Tagged "Communication"

Husband-Speak: How to Transform His World With Your Words

Husband-Speak: How to Transform His World With Your Words

Imagine a springtime shower without the gentle sound of rain. Or a baseball game without that CRACK of the bat. Or imagine a world where children smile but don’t laugh, friends wave but don’t speak, dogs don’t bark and birds don’t sing. A world without all that would seem flat and weird and strangely empty, right? That is exactly what…read more →

How to Regain His Love and Restore Your Relationship

How to Regain His Love and Restore Your Relationship

Dear Shaunti, My husband and I have been married 5 years and I love him, but we’ve been arguing a lot lately.  We both work a lot and have two children, so we spend a good bit of time apart. I tend to be a control freak and, as my husband says, I panic if something doesn’t go the way I…read more →

4 Secrets in Your Man’s Heart (That You Need to Know)

4 Secrets in Your Man’s Heart (That You Need to Know)

Ladies, if you could improve your relationship with your man by applying a few simple truths, would you?  Seriously: think about that question. Because I’ve found in my research with thousands of men for For Women Only, that the things that light your man up — and which hurt him — are probably quite different from those that would do…read more →

3 Sneaky Ways You’re Making Yourself Stressed

3 Sneaky Ways You’re Making Yourself Stressed

Do you have any idea what is the most frequent command in the Bible? Believe it or not, it is not to “love one another” (although that’s up there!). Instead, the most frequent command — used more than 70 times — is “do not be afraid.” We don’t really realize it, but we humans are prone to fear! We subconsciously feed it,…read more →

3 Simple Compliments That Will Please Your Wife

3 Simple Compliments That Will Please Your Wife

Husbands, do you want to know what goes on inside your wife’s head? And do you wish there was something that you could say to make her feel deeply loved? While I cannot tell you everything she thinks, I can assure you that, if she’s like most of the women in my surveys, these are the areas where you can most…read more →

Sex and Men’s True Hidden Desire

Sex and Men’s True Hidden Desire

Wives, does your husband want sex…again? It’s not just a physical need — it’s also about emotions. Here are three things he’s not saying out loud when he comes to you for sex: 1. “I need to feel desirable.”  We women may think sex is just a physical need for a guy, but that’s not most of what is going on….read more →

The Guaranteed Cure for “Grumpy Guy” Syndrome

The Guaranteed Cure for “Grumpy Guy” Syndrome

He’s an involved dad. He’s respected at church. People come to him for advice. He’s an all-around great guy but more and more often he seems to transform into “Mister Grumpy” when he gets home. Either small things seem to upset him, or he easily becomes withdrawn – or both. Wish there was a prescription that would turn your husband…read more →

3 Things Underneath Your Husband’s Desire for Sex

3 Things Underneath Your Husband’s Desire for Sex

Your husband wants sex? 3 things he’s not saying out loud: 1. “I need to feel desirable.”  We women may think sex is just a physical need for a guy, but that’s not most of what is going on. When his wife responds to him – or initiates it herself! – it meets a deep emotional need to feel that his wife…read more →

Moms, encourage your sons with three essential phrases.

Moms, encourage your sons with three essential phrases.

In more than a decade of research with thousands of men and boys over the years, one thing that has stood out is the power of a mom’s words to build her son up – or (accidentally) tear him down.  Whether your son is five or fifteen, several phrases are a big, big deal.  Here are three: 1. “I’m so…read more →

What NOT to say to your man – ever.

What NOT to say to your man – ever.

Ladies, if there were a reality TV show like “What NOT to Wear,” but for relationships, these three things would be at the top of the list for “What NOT to say to your man.”  Now, don’t get me wrong; I’ve actually said all these things at one point!  You’ve probably said them, too.    And you probably also saw the…read more →