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A Bridge to Hawaii

The story is told of a man who was walking along a California beach, deep in prayer. All of a sudden he said, "Lord, grant me one wish!" Suddenly a cloud formed above his head, and a voice came: "Because you've been faithful to Me, I'll grant you one wish." The man said, "Build a bridge to Hawaii so I can drive over any time."  God said, "That's a pretty materialistic request. Think of the logistics involved: the concrete and steel it would take, the supports required to reach the bottom of the Pacific! I can do it, but I don't know if I can justify doing such an elaborate thing just to meet a worldly request. Take a moment to think of another request." After a moment the man said, "Lord, could you help me understand women? What they're thinking, feeling, why they cry—that sort of thing?"  There was a pause, then the voice from Heaven said, "Would you like that bridge with two or four lanes?"

Expectations

A Newsweek article about the modern male said that traditionally-minded women are more likely to be happy in their marriages with these modern males than more modern-minded women. The reason? They're not ex... [Read More]

His Need for Respect

A national study revealed the great need men have for respect. Four hundred men were asked to choose between two negative experiences. Would they prefer a)to be left alone and unloved in the world or b)to feel... [Read More]

Reference: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, Love and Respect (Thomas Nelson, 2004), p. 49

I'm Sorry

In his book Love and Respect, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs talks about two of the most powerful words in the English language: "I'm sorry." Those words are especially powerful when a husband speaks them to his ... [Read More]

Reference: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, Love and Respect (Thomas Nelson, 2004), p. 161

A Longer Life

An article on livescience.com discussed some ways science is looking into to extend the human life span, including eating less, genetic tinkering, or a special diet for pregnant or nursing moms. Or you could just get ... [Read More]

Reference: Ker Than, "Extending Human Life: Progress and Promises," livescience.com (posted 5-24-06)

Love and Respect

In his book Love and Respect, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs shares the story of a woman who decided to obey God's command in Ephesians 5:33 to "respect her husband"—in spite of the troubles they'd been throu... [Read More]

Reference: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, Love and Respect (Thomas Nelson, 2004), pp. 78-79  

Out to Dinner

There's an old story about an older couple who went out to dinner. The wife saw another couple their age sitting in a nearby booth. And she saw this other man with his arm around his wife, whispering in her ear, g... [Read More]

Reference: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, Love and Respect (Thomas Nelson, 2004), pp. 130-131.

Respect Test

In his book Love and Respect, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs challenges a wife to obey God's command in Ephesians 5:33 to "respect her husband" by taking the Respect Test: to think of some things she respects abo... [Read More]

Reference: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, Love and Respect (Thomas Nelson, 2004), pp. 185-186 

What Do You Do All Day?

Have you have heard the story of the man who came home from work one day to find bikes and scooters blocking the driveway, the house in shambles, dirty dishes stacked in the sink, dirty laundry piled up, clothes every... [Read More]

Reference: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, Love and Respect (Thomas Nelson, 2004), p. 181

What Do You Think?

"Celebrating Men, Satisfying Women" is a workshop designed to give women insight into men in order to enhance their romantic, family, and business relationships with them. The organizers give a piece of advi... [Read More]

Reference: Sonja Haller, "Quest for male brain decoder," The Arizona Republic (1-21-08)

Time Spent in the Bathroom

It’s official: Women spend more time getting ready than men. 

According to a survey of 1,001 homeowners, 43 percent of men said they spend more than 30 minutes per day in the bathroom. But 62 percent of women indica... [Read More]

Reference: Anne R. Carey and Sam Ward, "The women’s room," USA Today (9/12/08) 

Marriage: Good for the Economy

Politicians have been searching for solutions to America’s debt crisis. A column by Phyliss Schlafly in Investor’s Business Daily suggests that one of the answers to the problem is good old-fashioned marriage. ... [Read More]

Reference: Phyllis Schlafly, "Push Marriage To Make Dent In The Deficit," Investor’s Business Daily (10/12/10)