I believe that my husband is the head of the house and I respect his leadership role. This isn't hard to do . I am fortunate to have a husband who "loves his wife as Christ loved the church," which is part of a verse from the Bible (Ephesians5:21-32) that instructs husbands to care for their wives an so yes...submission for me is not so hard. In fact, the life of a submissive wife is a daily reality for many Christian couples. And I wouldn't exchange roles for anything. In fact, our traditional roles and Christian values have lead to a great sex life.
Before we got married, my father in law paid for my husband and I to attend a marriage conference. This guesture was made purely out of love for us and out of a desire to have our marriage start on the best foot possible. But at the end of the conference, Dave and I had decided that the best part about the conference was eating at a steakhouse a few blocks away from the conference hotel. When you enter into marriage people are full of well-meaning advice. Friends, family, that nice lady at Target helping you with your registry. All of which we ignored and we don't regret it for a moment. Here are the top five peices of advice that we are glad we forgot.
A mother and son's relationship directly affects yours and your partner's relationship, too; the way you handle certain situations as a couple, the way you make decisions, the way you manage your household.
In the beginning, when you are in love, it's easy to be insular and believe that you and your partner have everything figured out, that nothing can ever shake you, that you will never fight and nothing so stupid as socks on the floor could ever make you raise your voice at that adorable face. I don't mean to be condescending about this. It's a great time. Every couple has it and it is my sincere wish that it last as long as possible. But it doesn't. At some point, in every marriage, you find yourself sobbing into your pillow over toothpaste caps and if you don't you are a Stepford Wife.
I’m married, and I understand that marriages are more complicated than promises and rings, but my parents were my first models for marriage. They showed me what family and love should look like. Together they worked through infidelity, grief, relocation, laundry, bankruptcy, buying shoes for eight kids and more. And now, they are separating. Watching them apart has taught me a few things about my own marriage.
Chivalry is a gorgeous thing. Most women I know are a little like that. We love our modern independence in life and in love, but deep down, we love when guys treat us like ladies. As women in their twenties will attest, it's become increasingly rare. Gentlemanly behavior sets our hearts aflutter. We want to see it, and many of us are waiting on it.
Grab your makeup bag and dump it out. Now think about which of the products you're looking at are absolutely essential, and set them aside. Are there beauty tools you can't live without? Chances are, you just set aside most of the stuff in there. Well, sometimes it helps to simplify your life — and your beauty routine. As a professional makeup artist, here are my recommendations for what you really need to carry in that cosmetics bag, especially if you're getting ready for a big party or date night, and just can't seem to get your many products together.
Summer may be coming to a close soon — way too soon, if you ask us — but that doesn't mean you can't go out, live it up and have fun to make the best out of these last days of warmth and freedom. So why not go on a romantic, "late-summer-night's dream" date? After all, according to our recent Irresistible You survey, 40 percent of you feel your significant other has the most confidence in your relationship when you offer him your undivided attention.
In these long-awaited summer months, nothing seems better than soaking up the sun at the beach, swimming in the pool or grilling out at night watching the sunset. However, if you're looking to beat the heat, nothing is yummier than snuggling up to your boyfriend (or best friend!) and popping in a romantic movie. It's the perfect opportunity to escape reality, stress and humidity, and instead embrace comedy, heartache and, most importantly, love.
When I first heard that a professor at Harvard Divinity School found a piece of ancient papyrus indicating that Jesus had a wife, my initial reaction was one of skepticism and eye rolling. But, in the spirit of speculative fun, I thought I might do a little research. What if Jesus had been married? Would people have thought he loved his wife more than anyone else? Would it mean the God of the universe had sex with a mere mortal—much the way Zeus was rumored to do in ancient Greek mythology?