A Real Husband

I’m not the perfect husband. Nobody can be. It just doesn’t happen. Why do I mention this? Because I am one of those guys that “hears all, sees all, but doesn’t know anything.”. What I mean is, I listen to people, but I stay out of stuff and never repeat things. This tends to let me hear all kinds of stuff as people tend to vent to me because they know they are safe doing so. After years of this, I have come to a sad conclusion: Husbands Continue reading “A Real Husband”

Communication is the Key

You’ve probably heard this a thousand times, but the key to being a good spouse AND a good parent is communication.

In a marriage, communication is important for the obvious reasons. When making decisions that effect the family, communication is needed with the family and especially between spouses. Compromise, as I mentioned before, can only be done with communication. I could preach communication all day, but I know you guys have heard it all before.

What about with parenting? Continue reading “Communication is the Key”

Accept Me As I Am

I’ve been “looking for love” since I was 8-years-old. Don’t believe me? When my mom passed away I found the following poem I wrote when I was 8-years-old still in her wallet: Love is…

See? Told you. So throughout my searching, I always tried to conform to what the girl I liked wanted me to be. “Lose a couple of pounds and I’ll be your girlfriend.” That was an odd one now that I think about it. But throughout my relationships I always put the woman on a pedestal and believed that I had to do and bee exactly what they wanted or else I wasn’t good enough for them. Guess what Continue reading “Accept Me As I Am”

The Secret to a Good Marriage

What is the secret to a good marriage? I’ll tell you. Now, before I do, let me give you some background. I’ve been married since July 13th, 1996. My wife and I had a few things going against us. We married young. We had only met in November of 1995 and gotten engaged in December of 1995. Some of her family, some of my family, and some of our friends just didn’t agree with the marriage. However, we’ve now been married for over 13 years. I know it’s not 50 years, but in this day and age, 13 is a long time for a couple to stay married, especially Continue reading “The Secret to a Good Marriage”