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Home: Keeping The “Love” Within The Walls

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

A window to marriage You know what the worst part of a great vacation is? It's the day before it's over. Even though the fun isn't over yet, you realize that the end is coming. It's really sad because you should be able to enjoy that second-to-last day, but you just ...

Takenomics: How Beautiful Is Your Wife?

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Gauging your wife's beauty on cinematic principles When people find out that I have four boys, they usually something clever like, "Oh, don't you want a girl?" My response is always the same: No Way! There are many reasons for this answer, but if you've seen the movie Taken, you can ...

Love’s Health Benefits Explained

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Cupid's Healing Arrow It's February 14th, and we all know what that means: Email messages about love and health. I was surprised today by the number of unsolicited email I received about love and the hea lth benefits that are tied to being in love. I got email from a variety of ...

Playing With Kids: Harder Than It Seems?

Monday, October 31st, 2011

The family that plays together... Some people see a picture of a family like this and have warm fuzzies. I may have had these thoughts before having kids, but here's what this image represents to me at this point in my life: Packing lunches, extra clothes and all sorts of toys A long ...

Brought To You By The Number 8

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

An infinite problem Have you ever noticed that people respond in very similar ways when stressed out? It's a natural thing for everyone. It's the same type of thing that occurs when I step on a Lego piece in the house - I yell out the same phrase every time. Do ...

The Garage Door: Level 1 Alert For Every Wife

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Sound the alarm! All hands on deck! My wife and I recently moved into a new home.  She was excited to finally have a garage.  I assumed it was because she would no longer need to scrape snow off the van; little did I know that a simple garage door is ...

Answer: Is There A Correlation Between Bed Size And Marriage Intimacy?

Friday, October 29th, 2010

You made your bed.. I decided to provide my own answer to my last question regarding bed size and level of intimacy. Is there a correlation? The simple answer is yes. However, from the comments on this site and from discussions with friends, it seems like there is a clear division ...

Prisoner’s Dilemma: A Marriage Scenario

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Leading the witness I'm not a prisoner and don't want to be even though marriage may feel like that for some people. Other people of course, not me. And this situation doesn't really fit the classic definition of a prisoner's dilemma. And I'm certainly not a witness. But I do feel ...

Bert: The Definition Of Creepy

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

What's in a name? I’ve received several messages from worried fans because we haven’t written for a while. Fear not. The Wife has been having explosive diarrhea and I've been cleaning the house. It's all a big joke until someone eats a bunch of bonbons. I think that will get me in ...

Mother’s Day – The Gift Every Mom Wants

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Mother's Day Wrap-Up As usual, I just cleaned the house and made a delicious dinner for my wife (Tandoori chicken). I gave her the standard coupons for a free back rub, foot massage, etc. The kids and I made a Mother's Day Family Feud game in PowerPoint. The first question was ...