Posts Tagged "Respect"

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 →

How Do I Cope With My Super-Sensitive Husband?

How Do I Cope With My Super-Sensitive Husband?

Dear Shaunti: My husband is great at many things, but sometimes he struggles with getting a new task accomplished.  Like, he’s great at carpentry, but it might take him two or three days to figure out how to create a new type of bookcase I want for the kids’ bedroom.  But when I offer an opinion or suggest a solution,…read more →

Solving Grumpy Guy

Solving Grumpy Guy

Dear Shaunti: My husband is an involved dad, a leader at our church, the type of guy people look to for advice, and he goes over and above his requirements on the job.  But he is often grumpy and withdrawn at home.   He gets upset at the littlest things I say.  He seems to think I’m hard to please, but…read more →

My Way or the Highway: Be Careful What You Wish For

My Way or the Highway: Be Careful What You Wish For

Dear Shaunti,  My husband says I always want things my way. And he’s right to a certain extent because, honestly, in my mind, there are just right and wrong ways to do things. The house simply should be neat instead of messy. Is that too much to ask? Or no, he shouldn’t let the kids spread their homework all over…read more →

How Do I Respect My Husband When He Makes So Many Mistakes?

How Do I Respect My Husband When He Makes So Many Mistakes?

Dear Shaunti, I really struggle with the whole ‘respect your husband’ thing you talk about in your book For Women Only. How do I do that? My husband has a huge amount of pride and is unable to accept any criticism or failure on his part; he always throws mistakes back on me. I can’t help but see him as irresponsible…read more →

My husband is in over his head – how do I fix him?

My husband is in over his head – how do I fix him?

Dear Shaunti, I recently read For Women Only and I now realize how important it is for my husband to know I respect him – which I do. But I come from a long line of “strong women” (as my dad puts it) and none of us is afraid to voice an opinion. Including telling our husbands how to do things, like…read more →

Male-bashing in Commercials: What do YOU think?

Male-bashing in Commercials: What do YOU think?

I got this nicely articulated email from a guy who perfectly captures something that drives me crazy as well about this culture that so often engages in male-bashing without realizing that it IS engaging in male-bashing. Dan, I think you’re right on. All of my readers, I would love for you to take a look at his comments and tell…read more →

Left-Handed Romantic

Left-Handed Romantic

All of us have seen – and chuckled at – those sitcoms that show a bumbling husband forgetting his wife’s birthday, or frantically scrambling to find a lame anniversary gift at the last minute.  And how many times have we seen the handy but insensitive home-renovation guru buy his wife something like a power saw for Valentine’s Day? Or another…read more →

The Thank You Connection

The Thank You Connection

One of the things I love about October isn’t just the beautiful fall leaves, the crisp air or clutching a warm cup of hot cider at an outdoor fall festival – I love that all the people in our neighborhood are out working on their yards, chatting with each other, being part of a community.  In our family, Jeff does…read more →