How to Be a Good Husband — The Standard

If I’m honest, I can admit that at times it’s hard to know what my wife expects from me. And I know I can’t be alone. The media presents the Husband as either the bumbling doofus, the abusive alcoholic, or the faceless adulterer. Societies technological advancements too have changed the…

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Loving Your Husband: (Part 5 of our Series on “Are You a Good Wife?”)

Wives are called to love their husbands. Titus 2:4 calls for wives “to love their husbands.” Not love who they could be or who they were, but love them as they are. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 goes even further to suggest that it means we need to be patient with our…

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Respecting your Husband: (Part 4 of our series on “Are You a Good Wife?”)

Ephesians 5:33: “husbands must love their wives as as he loves himself, and  the wife must respect her husband.” Wives, we are called to respect our husbands. Fact: men are different than women. No matter what pop culture gurus want to say or your gender studies professor at the local…

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Willingness to Submit to Our Husband’s Leadership (Part 3 of our “Are You a Good Wife?” Series)

Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be embittered against them. —Colossians 3:18-19 Wives are called to submit to their husband’s leadership. Does this mean you are supposed to be abused and just allow it? No way!! Feminists…

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Being an Excellent Helpmate to Your Husband (Part 2 of the “Are You a Good Wife?” Series)

Genesis tells us that God realized it wasn’t good for man to be alone, and that He decided to make a “helper suitable for him” (Gen. 2:18). Wives are called to be their husband’s help-mate. What does this mean? No it doesn’t mean a doormat or servant to your husband.…

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How to be a Good Wife – The Standard

Are you and your husband fighting or bickering a lot? Do you think you are a good or even excellent wife and not sure why your husband is so irritated with you? Or why he seems maybe unhappy but quiet about it? What does it mean to be a good wife…

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Fighting and the D-Word, Owen Shares His Story

Has your spouse ever threatened you with divorce? Have things ever dissolved to the place where divorce feels like the only option? Man in the Pew Show with Phil Mershon asked Owen from Thriving, Sexy Marriage to interview in his podcast.  In this episode, Owen Hemsath shares the story of…

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Strategies for Letting Go and Forgiving Quickly When Your Spouse Irks You

The Problem No matter how good your marriage is, chances are, you do get into fights with your spouse from time to time or they may say/do something to really irk you. And some of those times, you may struggle like I have with harboring bitterness in your heart toward…

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Why Daily Intimacy Can Improve Your Marriage

Opposites Attract I remember in our first year of marriage, Owen and I were getting counseling (yes, it was a rough first year!) and on one of the surveys it asked us to write the several times we would want to be sexually intimate if we had it our way.…

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