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Straight Talk about Strengthening Marriage
Newsletter #45 -- May 30, 2012

~ What I Love About Husbands ~

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What I Love about Husbands

I've been noticing some of the pretty great things about husbands, and thought I’d start keeping a list, so here it is:
  • I love that they’ll walk on water for you if you’ll just treat them right.
  • I love that they’ll kill creepy, crawly spiders, so you don't have to!
  • I love how they aren’t afraid to be men!
  • I love their football, trucks and testosterone!
  • I love how they are at your mercy when you light their fire!
  • I love how they look at you when you know you are the only one they can see in that moment!
  • I love how they seem to add simplicity to the mix with women.
  • I love that they’ll talk about relationship stuff and emotions and such–even when they’d really rather not!
  • I love how they get wrapped around the finger of their daughters.
  • I love that they’ll let themselves be vulnerable sometimes!
  • I love their ability to resist temptation and do the right thing–especially when it’s difficult–and even when no one is looking!
  • I love how they can surprise you with their willingness to take responsibility for changing their part in relationship difficulties.
  • I love that they are different than wives!
  • I love that their sheer presence can make you feel safe and secure
For Laura's complete list -- Click here!

NEW -- Blog IndexLaura's Strengthening Marriage Blog

Blogs are notorious for having a lot of great information...that you can't find! So we've created a Blog Index...listing all 200 posts from 2007 - 2012.

We've made it easier for you to not only browse all the great stuff on "Laura's Strengthening Marriage Blog," but also to help you find whatever you are looking for--from marriage funnies to contest info to marriage-strengthening insights.

Here's just a smattering of what you can find in our new Blog Index:

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NEW -- Laura's Articles IndexLaura's Meridian Magazine author page

From 2004 to the present Laura has published well over 50 articles in publications such as Meridian Magazine, Hitched Magazine, Mormon Times/Deseret News, and

We have received many requests about broken article links as some of the magazine's websites have been upgraded.

We are happy to report that the new links to our articles have been found and fixed in our new Articles Index on Laura's Blog.

Since is also in the midst of being upgraded, you can now find the accurate Article Index listing here on Laura's Blog! We hope this will make for easier browsing and quicker access to these valuable resources to help strengthen marriages and families.

Here are just a few of the many articles you'll find in our new Article Index:

“The Good Girl Syndrome”
-- By Laura M. Brotherson, Meridian Magazine, Oct 29, 2010

The Good Girl Syndrome encompasses the negative or unproductive thoughts, beliefs, attitudes, feelings and behaviors that inhibit one’s responsiveness and enjoyment of the sexual relationship in marriage.


“Being Positive about Sex”
-- By Laura M. Brotherson, Meridian Magazine, Oct 24, 2010

I applaud anyone who is willing to publicly promote a positive message about God’s gift of sexual intimacy in marriage. His designs for the sexual relationship can always use a few more good promoters in order to counteract the constant barrage of negative messages.


“Raising the Bar on Date Night”
-- By Laura M. Brotherson, Meridian Magazine, Sep 6, 2010

Couples generally do the best they can when it comes to having a date night, so I really hate to be too hard on them about it. But it may be time to step it up a notch. Consider these four rules for raising the bar on date night.

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