12 overlooked women whose simple acts changed the world

12 OVERLOOKED WOMEN WHOSE SIMPLE ACTS CHANGED THE WORLD

Shelly Norman

Rich or poor, famous or common — the influence of women is felt around the world and through the generations. Here is a (very short) list of seven influential women who have changed the world.

Rich or poor, famous or common — the influence of women is felt around the world and through the generations. Here is a (very short) list of twelve influential women who have changed the world.

Nancy Hanks Lincoln

Although she died when her son was 9 years old, Abraham Lincoln later would memorialize his mother with these words: “All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” Nancy taught her children to read, to work and to pray. Although she died when he was quite young, President Lincoln credits his mother for his ambition, mental alertness and analytical skills. Though she never rose to political greatness, it was the simple lessons she taught that shaped her son whose strong character shaped the history of the United States and influenced the world.

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5 secrets about sex your wife doesn’t know how to tell you

5 SECRETS ABOUT SEX YOUR WIFE DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO TELL YOU

Trina Boice

Men and women think differently about sex. Here are five sex secrets your wife may not tell you.

Sex secret #1 – Help without being asked

Husbands, you need to understand something: getting in the mood starts outside the bedroom. It can often begin at the kitchen sink when you say you’re going to do the dishes tonight. It can occur when you remember to take out the garbage before she has to nag you to do it. Nothing is more sexy to an exhausted new mother than watching her thoughtful husband change the diapers. It’s one of the least known mysteries about women.

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10 ways a woman can grab the attention of the man they love

10 WAYS A WOMAN CAN GRAB THE ATTENTION OF THE MAN SHE LOVES

Megan Shauri

Need some ideas to grab your man’s attention? Here are 10.

Are things getting a little bit stale in your relationship with the man you love? Try using one of these quick tips for grabbing his attention and shaking things up a bit!

  1. Be physical

I’m talking about actually physically touching him. Give him a massage, hold his hand, rub his back. All these simple physical touches will make him stop and relax a bit as he tells you about his day, or while you make plans for the night.

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How You Think About Your Spouse Determines How You Love Them

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HOW YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR SPOUSE DETERMINES HOW YOU LOVE THEM

Kyle Benson

All of us have an inner narrator that describes the scene and characters of our lives. If your inner narrator writes a script of your partner and marriage in a negative tone, it’s easy to make assumptions that create negative interactions.

I want you to meet Courtney and Nate, a couple who has been married for 11 years.

On this particular day, Courtney comes home grumpy from work and sees dirty dishes on the kitchen counter. She starts yelling at Nate about the house being filthy. Nate immediately feels attacked. He thinks, “Wow, she is really grumpy right now. This is not fun. I hope she calms down soon. I wonder what happened at work today that’s making her so upset?” We will call this side of Nate, Benefit of the Doubt Nate.

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Dating Your Wife with Kids Under Five

DATING YOUR WIFE WITH KIDS UNDER FIVE

Tamara Patterson

“She is the most beautiful creature I have ever seen,” you thought when you first laid eyes on that gorgeous woman you now call your wife. She is beautiful, smart, and sophisticated. You pursued her like she was royalty: picking her up for dates, holding doors open, bringing flowers, cooking dinners, the ring, the beautiful wedding. Finally, she became yours.

Fast forward to today. She is still the love of your life, but dating her is like running through an obstacle course, and the babies you had together are both delightful and a terror.

You lean in for a kiss, but you get pushed away by the envious one year old in your wife’s arm. You hug her and the toddler clings to your leg because they also want a hug. You try to have a conversation and every thirty seconds you get interrupted with someone wanting milk, apple juice, crackers, cheerios, and of course the inevitable diaper change. You make plans to go out for dinner and one of the kids gets sick. Perhaps, at last, you decide on an at-home date and she falls asleep during the first thirty minutes of the movie.

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Sex Problems: The Partner With Low Desire Controls Sex

SEX PROBLEMS: THE PARTNER WITH LOW DESIRE CONTROLS SEX

Kyle Benson

Has your sex life gone from a luscious rainforest of passion, hot sex, and romance into a desert of deprived fulfillment?

Jake’s sex life has.

When he and Amy first started dating, the sex couldn’t have been better. Her erotic nature was wild and free. He lost himself in her touch. Exploring each others bodies between the sheets for hours.

As the years went by, Amy stopped wanting sex. She just didn’t “feel it” anymore. Eventually, months would go by and Jake’s sexual frustration would cause Amy to offer him a mercy fuck.

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A husband’s 4 biggest needs, a wife’s 4 biggest needs

A HUSBAND’S 4 BIGGEST NEEDS, A WIFE’S 4 BIGGEST NEEDS

Amberlee Lovell

Not understanding these differences can create a gaping hole in your marriage.

It takes less than a day of sharing a room with your spouse to realize you don’t think the same way. And if you don’t understand these different needs and thinking patterns, navigating them can create fiery conflicts and hurt feelings.

Obviously, every person is different and some of these needs may not apply to your spouse, but in general, these are the different needs men and women crave, according to experts.

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10 things men secretly love about their wives

10 THINGS MEN SECRETLY LOVE ABOUT THEIR WIVES

Darrel Hammon

Often husbands take advantage of their wives or don’t give them enough credit. But when it comes right down to it, husbands secretly love numerous things about their wives.

Wives just don’t get enough credit for what they do for their husbands. Many husbands are not necessarily as communicative as they ought to be, but deep down most men secretly love certain things about their wives they may not share with the world – or even their wives. So, wives, here are a mere ten things your husbands secretly love about you.

Wives just do things –

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What You Don’t Understand About Your Emotionally Unavailable Partner

WHAT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND ABOUT YOUR EMOTIONALLY UNAVAILABLE PARTNER

I was at a conference this weekend where it was once again reiterated to me how impactful our attachment in our early relationships is on our current relationships. When we talk about “attachment,” we usually mean how safe and connected we feel to our partner (or friend, or parent, etc.). What the research has shown over the years is that our attachment style is mostly dictated by the relationship we had with our parents when we were little, but it can change as we have new relationship experiences throughout our lives. There are a few main attachment styles that I want to unpack today, because I think they’re often misunderstood and this misunderstanding can cause major problems in relationships.

Secure Attachment

When you meet someone with a secure attachment style, they probably grew up with a steady flow of comfort, validation, empathy, and love from their parents and family. These are the people who aren’t too anxious, but aren’t scared of relationships either.

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6 Ways to Be the Hero When Your Wife is Emotional

6 WAYS TO BE THE HERO WHEN YOUR WIFE IS EMOTIONAL

Brian Lindner

Jeff pulls his Toyota Avalon into the garage after a stressful day of sales meetings. Working as a sales manager is not his ideal job but it pays so well enough that his wife chose to stop working and care for the kids full time. Jeff grabs his cell phone and keys and walks to the front yard to check the mailbox. On his way inside he shuffles through the mail. Glancing up from looking at the mail in his hands he sees it and freezes.

His wife sits at the kitchen turned away from him slightly, but he can tell she’s been crying.

He tries not to panic. He wants to run but he can’t just leave her like that, she’s obviously hurt. With a burst of courage he approaches.

What do you do when your wife cries? Do you try to rescue her from her emotions? Tell her how to change her attitude? Fix what is bothering her? Panic and do nothing? Tell her a joke and change the subject? Try to cheer her up? Compare her circumstances to something worse? Do you ignore her to give her space?

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