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Even Closer Still

by Joe Lawrence | May 7th, 2009 | Pregnancy

picMy wife is my best friend…plain and simple. I have known her for over a third of my life and have been in love with her the entire time. Honestly, I love her more and more each day, month and year. Just when I thought we could never be closer or even more in love, we learned we were expecting.

Each week my wife and I get emails showing the progress of our child’s development. Recently, we just hit week 17 and learned that our baby’s toenails are growing. It is amazing learning all of the changes the baby and my wife are undergoing. Discovering this growing miracle together has brought us even closer together.

We are now focusing on a deeper bond. Together we have been entrusted this child to love and raise together. Somehow this has brought a lesson I have known for years to light. This is the lesson of Ephesians. I am not going to preach at you, just teach you a universal lesson that happens to be in the Bible.

Ephesians 5:22 and on discusses how wives and husbands should treat each other. The first lesson is for wives to submit to their husbands. This is not submission as we think but rather respect. Men need respect. We men are wired to want respect. When we were kids and another picked on us or called us a chicken we were ready to fight. Now when our wives hen-peck us, we translate that as disrespect.

Men are to love their wives as Christ loved us. Women are geared with the need to be loved. They want to know that their feelings will be understood and reciprocated. By understanding and displaying empathy for the emotions they feel and wanting to be there with them makes women feel loved.

Our pregnancy has taught me the truth of this lesson. I want to learn and understand every little thing that is going on with my wife and with my developing child. I love her. She includes me in all decisions and values my opinion. She respects me. We are now even closer.

  1. tx sweetie says:

    just by reading your writings here, i can tell you are a good husband and you love your wife so much. nice to hear there’s a little angel coming on the way! congrats!

  2. beautifully said and congratulations.

  3. A lot of people when they get married, they started falling out of love. I love what you said that you lvoe your wife more everyday! 1 husband everybody should follow! God Bless you more!

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