How to Respect Your Husband When You Really Don’t Trust Him

By Shaunti Feldhahn on September 18, 2017

Dear Shaunti, I recently read For Women Only and I now realize how important it is for my husband to know I respect him – which I do. But I come from a long line of “strong women” (as my dad puts…

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The Shock Value of the Competent Dad

By Shaunti Feldhahn on September 11, 2017

I remember a couple of years ago around Mother’s Day, Jeff and I were watching television one night when we saw a commercial for Publix, one of the big grocery-store chains in our area. The television ad showed several scenes…

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How to Regain His Love and Restore Your Relationship

By Shaunti Feldhahn on August 25, 2017

Dear Shaunti, My husband and I have been married 5 years and I love him, but we’ve been arguing a lot lately.  We both work a lot and have two children, so we spend a good bit of time apart.…

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What NOT to Say to Your Man – Ever

By Shaunti Feldhahn on April 21, 2017

Ladies, if there were a reality TV show like “What NOT to Wear,” but for relationships, these three things would be at the top of the list for “What NOT to say to your man.”  Now, don’t get me wrong;…

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What Men Need Most From the Woman They Love

By Shaunti Feldhahn on August 4, 2016

While we women enjoy hearing our man tell us “I love you” often to reassure us of his love, men are not affected by hearing us say, “Honey, I respect you” but they do love to hear things like “I’m…

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3 Things to Do When Your Kid Rolls Her Eyes at You

By Shaunti Feldhahn on May 12, 2016

Not that this ever happens.  But every now and then our kids (girls and boys) might perhaps display a little attitude. Perhaps it’s an eye roll, a derisive tone, a sudden disrespectful temper.  Whatever it is, it’s almost guaranteed to…

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I trusted him and he disappointed me

By Shaunti Feldhahn on June 29, 2015

Dear Shaunti, You and a lot of others talk about how much men need to feel respected and trusted.  So I trusted him.  And it blew up in my face.  My husband, Hank, and I own a travel business.  I…

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How Do I Cope With My Super-Sensitive Husband?

By Shaunti Feldhahn on May 18, 2015

Dear Shaunti:

My husband is great at many things, but sometimes he struggles with getting a new task accomplished. Like, he’s great at carpentry, but it might take him two or three days to figure out how to create a new type of bookcase I want for the kids’ bedroom. But when I offer an opinion or suggest a solution, he goes ballistic. Why is he so sensitive? I’m just trying to help and he acts like I’m trying to stick a pin in his eye. Am I supposed to just shut up and quit offering my input when I think there’s a better way to do something? What happened to being equal partners?

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Think Before You Ask: The Statements Your Questions Make

By Shaunti Feldhahn on February 3, 2015

Dear Shaunti: I just got married to a great guy who has always loved my inquisitive, problem-solving nature.  Or at least he used to.  Lately, he has been getting more and more annoyed with it.  He shuts down so easily.…

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His Temper May Be Fiery, But Your Criticism Is Explosive Fuel

By Shaunti Feldhahn on December 8, 2014

Dear Shaunti: My husband has an anger problem, and I don’t know how to handle it. We’ve always had “intense discussions,” but lately he’s been getting furious and walking away. Last night, we got into a fight on our way…

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