I am so thrilled to announce that my story, An Old Wive’s Tale, just posted to the Dr. Laura Show!
FROM HER WEBSITE:
As one of the most popular talk show hosts in radio history, Dr. Laura Schlessinger offers no-nonsense advice infused with a strong sense of ethics, accountability, and personal responsibility; she’s been doing it successfully for more than 30 years, reaching millions of listeners weekly. Her internationally syndicated radio program is now heard exclusively on Sirius/XM Radio’s Stars Channel 106, and is streamed on the Internet and podcast.
She’s a best-selling author of thirteen adult books and four children’s books, which range from the provocative (New York Times chart topper “The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands”) to the poignant (children’s book title “Why Do You Love Me?”). Her support of children and family values is legendary, and she is, indeed, “her kid’s mom.” She writes a monthly column for NewsMax, a daily blog (DrLauraBlog.com), posts videos weekly on The Dr. Laura YouTube Channel (YouTube.com/DrLaura), and has a Facebook page (Facebook.com/DrLaura) and Twitter account (@drlauraprogram) where she interacts daily with listeners. Most recently, she opened her own design boutique, DrLauraDesigns.com, where she displays and sells her jewelry and art glass creations.
I hope you will check out her site, and read my article. Here’s a teaser, followed by a link to the rest:
Marriage. It’s blissful and painful, magical and mind splitting all rolled up in ‘til death do us part’. Yes, I’m a woman, but this is not a piece on male bashing or on what the husband’s are doing wrong. This is addressed to the wives who hold more power over the happiness of their marriage than they know.
For starters, let me explain a basic truth of men and women that was shared with me. Men need respect. Women need love. Wives, if you respect your husbands they desire to love you. Wives who feel loved desire to respect their husbands. When this circle gets broken it feeds itself, morphing into two separate lines which move further and further from each other until eventually becoming parallel.
Did you know that wives do not have the right not to respect their husbands if they are not feeling loved? I know some of you just gasped deep enough to suck a few letters off of the page, but hear me out. As a wife you are called to honor your husband. This is not an ‘if-then’ statement. It is your vows in action under the covenant of marriage. The problem arises when wives treat their marriage as a contract and not a covenant.
In a contract, “if” one party shrugs their responsibility “then” the other party has the right to suspend their responsibilities, even to the point of legally breaking the contract on grounds that the contract was not fulfilled. Marriage is a covenant. It is a lifelong promise to remain faithful and unified as one flesh separated only by death. Are there exceptions? Of course, but this piece is addressed to the majority and not the circumstantial.
In my observances of my own marriage and the marriages of others, there are five major flaws that wives consistently do which have long term, detrimental impacts on their marriages. They are categorized as belittling, not being a helper, withholding sex, poor communication, and pride….
LINK FOR THE REST: http://www.drlaura.com/b/An-Old-Wifes-Tale/-640739480504294807.html