I made a public confession last January that I would no longer be “notoriously bad” when it comes to birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, and holidays. Especially when it comes to my wife’s birthday.
I said, “From this point forward I’m going to be notoriously great,” in this area. Well, my wife’s birthday was last Sunday, and before the day barely got started I walked in the room to see her with tears steaming down her face!
Last week Stephana and I recorded our first interview for our new 7 Rings of Marriage Web Show. The idea of doing a web show came to us last summer. And after creating the 7 Rings of Marriage last fall we finally had the perfect platform for the web show, marriage curriculum, and eventually our book.
A few months ago, I wrote a post on my blog called 25 Things Your Wife Will Love to Hear You Say. Apparently, this is something many men would love to know. At the same time, many wives desire encouraging words from their husbands. As a result, this post quickly became the most viewed post on my website.
Has your wife every told you to “MAN UP?” Well, my wife basically told me that yesterday. And then she looked at our daughter to cosign. I didn’t say much.
Well, you see, I recently came into contact with some poison ivy. And let’s just say I haven’t handled it too well. So, do my wife and daughter have a point saying, women are tougher than men?
Last night I stayed up and watched the first few episodes of Scandal (on DVD) with my wife. I began watching the series with her before the last season ended. I’ve caught some of the social media conversation when new episodes were still on.
You may have the model marriage. You may have a marriage on the brink of divorce. You may be newlyweds, or seasoned marriage vets. No matter, you can always improve your marriage. But, it won’t just happen. You have to make it happen.
Nobody goes into marriage planning to fail. At least I hope not. I will not get into any Kardashian marriages on my blog! Although couples do not set their marriage goals for failure, at least half of marriages do fail. Why is that?
In marriage, you go through good times, bad times, and ugly times. Sometimes it is hard to keep from generalizing your entire marriage based on a particular experience. We have to remember to keep those times in perspective.
This post happens to be my 200th post on this site. After one year of blogging, I have to say I am really excited about what my blog has become. JackieBledsoe.com has become a great group of family leaders looking to better lead their families. A group of husbands and wives looking to improve their relationships. As well as many dads and moms becoming better parents.