Response to “How to be a Happy Husband: Advice to a 15-Year-Old Son”

So the other day, one of our regular shitposters commenters, Thales, linked an article of a man giving advice to his 15 year old son on women and how to be a happy husband.  After reading through some of the tips and pointers, I knew we needed to look into this more.

Today we’re going to have a little fun and point out what this dude gets right and what he gets horribly, HORRIBLY wrong.  Continue reading “Response to “How to be a Happy Husband: Advice to a 15-Year-Old Son””

Be Your Own Man

Do you guys know that couple that are always doing something together?  You rarely ever see them apart and they tend to engage in all the same activities together.  Last weekend I witnessed a couple like this.  The guy a legit hard working guy and his fiance a good mom, but they have a flaw; they feel the need to spend every free second together.  This is commonplace for many married couples I see, and in my opinion, it leads to a boring, miserable existence.  Today I’ll go over why this is toxic to you, your wife, and your relationship and what you can do about it.

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Playing Hooky

Im sure the lot that frequents our site are no stranger to the concept of playing hooky.  You know, where you skip school and go do whatever all day.  But what does that have to do with a site geared toward married men with families.  I’m glad you asked, because I came up with a way to do this as an adult.  I’ll offer how and why you should do this, and how much fun I actually had when the wife and I just took a vacation from life for a day.

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Bible Benefits: An Agnostic’s Review of Bibical Teachings

I am not a Christian.  I don’t go to church and I probably never will.  I’m not a full blown neck beard atheist and I guess if I had to lable myself it would be an agnostic.  All that said, recently I’ve found myself having a more open mind on religion.  There are valuable lessons to be learned and traditional ways of thinking  cannot be ignored.  Today I’ll insights I’ve found in the good book and how I feel they apply.  This is truly an outsiders point of view, but I respect everyone’s religious views.  I intend on this to be a loose series and review of the Bible.  I’ll write about my insights as I read on.

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Remembeing to Take Care of Yourself

Over the weekend, I was able to catch up with an old friend from high school.  He’s not too different from myself, married with 2 kids and a full-tme job, except for one glaring difference, he’d really let himself go.  Today I’ll go over why it is important to keep yourself in good shape and looking the best you can, and why it’s important to the health of your marriage and family.

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Mastering Your Roles in Life

Last week I posted an article about making time for yourself.  Long time commenter John Galt posted a comment about separating your roles in life and making sure they don’t interfere with each other.  This got me thinking and really got home with me. Today I’ll expand on John’s initial 3, but I came up with even more roles that are important.

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Happy Wife, Happy Life… With a Twist

You’ve done it. Despite your best intentions, and all the warnings from your friends, you have fallen madly in love with a woman that you think will be with you for the rest of your life. You decided to marry her. Shortly after you take the vows, attend the party, and go on the honeymoon, you take your bride to your (now the both of yours) apartment for the first time. Now what?

I write this because I see the see discontent in people around me. Satisfaction in marriage has been in a decline. The breakdown of the family has serious consequences for the community and the nation as a whole. While there are no magic pills to keep her happy, there are things you can do to create an environment where she is more likely to be happy, and you will reap the benefits. Continue reading “Happy Wife, Happy Life… With a Twist”

A Well Placed No

The man of the house is expected to pull his weight as well as lead his family.  He’s expected to do whatever roles a husband or father should do. However, there are times when you must deny someone your time.  Becoming a doormat and a yes man will only get you into trouble.

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Love & Respect: Putting It All Together

  1. The L/R Dynamic
  2. Blue and Pink Glasses
  3. COUPLE
  4. CHAIRS
  5. Putting It All Together

Well, we’ve reached the end of our Love and Respect series.  We’ve discussed a lot of topics and hopefully you’ve all gleaned some valuable information to help improve your marriages.

Today, we’re going to wrap this series up by discussing a few topic that will help you make the Love & Respect lessons work for you and your spouse.  Some are helpful pointers while others will be necessary for this all to work. Continue reading “Love & Respect: Putting It All Together”