In Bride Tree, the second installment of my thrilling series Secrets of Versailles, one of the lead protagonists makes a powerful observation.
The truest form of devotion is to love the most when we are hurt the worst. —Philippe, Bride Tree.
In a time where humanity appears to have forgotten the essential principles of commitment and fidelity, it is important to remember that each day offers us the chance to prove that love—real love—still exists.
So you’ve survived the pressure of planning a wedding, maybe have a a few years of married life under your belt. Congratulations! As we near Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d ask a simple question: “how well do you know your spouse?” The one thing that many people don’t consider when starting a lifelong relationship is that your spouse is the most important study you’ll ever undertake.
I had just moved one of my pieces backward when he slowly shook his head and stopped me.
“Joseph,” he said in a voice that resonated with wisdom. “Once you start retreating, you never stop.”
Before we began our day this morning my wife hugged me and said
“Good morning, my man of steel.”
Wow! What a way to start off a gloomy Tuesday! 🙂
True love isn’t about doing what pleases us or what is best for us; it’s about…
Loyalty. It’s what drives soldiers to the front lines, keeps couples together for fifty years, and allows businesses to thrive for generation after generation. It’s a critical aspect of every society and it’s an essential part of every good man’s life. As daunting as inspiring loyalty may seem, I’d argue that there’s really only one thing you need to do. Ready for it?
Previous posts have focused a lot on male leadership and decision-making. But what happens when your big ideas explode in your face? When those counting on you get let down?When disappointment strikes it’s important to take the following steps:
The way a husband and wife communicate will have a tremendous impact on their relationship. While developing strong communication skills takes time, patience and a lot of love on both the man and woman, there are a few concepts that every husband should verbalize consistently to his wife. Ladies, feel free to weigh in on this too!