Archive for the ‘Wife Lessons’ Category

Television Can Be A Wedge In Your Marital Relationship

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Stay tuned... I wish I were around for the advent of the television. It must have been crazy to see a box with people in it for the first time. It also must have impacted the institution of marriage in dramatic ways. For instance, husbands were no longer subjected to endless ...

Complimenting Your Wife May Not Come Naturally

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Scheduled meltdown Lots of things come to guys naturally: going to the bathroom, eating, sleeping, getting a good stretch in, staring off into space, and much more. One thing that might not come naturally to us is the ability to spontaneously compliment our wives. I am particularly poor at complimenting people, ...

Succession Planning: Something Husbands Should Avoid

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Lesson 32: Planning to fail In the corporate world executives strive to develop the next wave of successors to be ready for eventual promotion opportunities. Without a fresh pool of qualified talent, disaster can strike when an executive is suddenly removed from office because of death, fraud, illness, or other ...

A Simple Question Leads To Domestic Disturbance

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Lesson 31: What's cookin good lookin? While chatting with coworkers at lunch recently, we discovered something we all had in common:  there is a simple, easy-to-answer question that we are not allowed to ask our wives.  The question is so basic yet has the power to ignite rage in ...

Shaving Your Child’s Head Is Not A Unilateral Decision

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Lesson 30: The bald and the beautiful Having hair is the bane of my existence. I hate having hair because I have to shower regularly, I have to pay to get it cut, and it makes me itchy. I recently shaved my head again since it is starting to get warmer ...

Do Not Let Your Kids Call Mommy ‘Obese’ or ‘A Beast’

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Lesson 29: Kids do say the darndest things, just don't laugh at them I'm not sure why I am shocked when a little kid says some crazy thing, but it gets me every time. I'll never forget when our oldest son saw me step out of the shower several years ago ...

Don’t Tell Your Wife that Someone Had to Talk You Out of a Terrible Gift

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Lesson 28: It's The Thought That Counts (Against You) You may think this post sounds familiar, and it should. Last year I explained that telling your wife about a gift you wanted to get her doesn't actually count unless you buy it: Lesson 2: It's Not The Thought That Counts Well, the ...

Lesson 27: Shooting Your Wife With A Pellet Gun Is Never A Good Idea

Monday, November 10th, 2008

Lesson 27: Buttshot Buckshot Backfire For some reason I have always loved shooting people with things. When I was 14 I shot a “wasp” at our teacher (wadded up paper flung through the air with a rubber band). When I was 15 I bought a slingshot and shot my brother out ...

Don’t Pump Gas For Your Wife Just To Save Face

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Lesson 26: Pumped Full of Guilt Some people give money to others without being asked. Others give money only when compelled--perhaps by a robber. I think I normally fall into the latter category. I don't naturally walk around thinking about things I can do to make other people's lives better. ...

Don’t Tell Your Mom That Your Wife Can’t Bake a Potato

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

Lesson 25: Cooked! When my wife and I first got married I would frequently try to get her to make me food. I’m not sure if I was indoctrinated by the various musicals I watched as a kid that showed women cooking for men (namely Seven Brides For Seven Brothers), but ...