Men’s Equivalent?

“Is there a similar website that you are aware of for men?”

We get asked this often.  So let us take a minute to make some recommendations for all of you men out there.  Ladies, if your husband is interested in a website devoted to men, then email him this post 🙂

First of all we’d like to remind everyone of the men’s forum on The Pure Bed. It was created to be a place where husbands could talk about intimacy and marriage issues together.

Another new blog that we’ve recently become aware of is Ignite Her Passion.  It is written for husbands by a husband.  The tag line says:  Helping Men Bring Back the Passion and Romance in Their Marriages. He isn’t vulgar but he tries to be upfront and give helpful tips regarding intimacy and marital issues.

Better Husbands & Fathers is another blog out there that is aimed at husbands.  It isn’t a blog solely on intimacy, but it does incorporate some of those aspects and discussion is welcomed!

Last but not least we will again recommend The Generous Husband.  It is a blog written by Paul Byerly, co-founder of The Marriage Bed.  He gives tips on ways to become a generous husband using the five love languages and more.

We are always on the lookout for other blogs and websites that we can recommend to our readers.  We try to update our resource page and Hey Men page to reflect these sites as well.

Weekly poll #77: Of the following Biblical women, who do you relate to the most?

You may choose multiple answers…if you do and would like to explain in the comment section, feel free!

Book Study Information

Have you heard?  Yes, we are starting our first ever CN Book Study on Monday, January 31st!  Bet you aren’t as excited as I am! 🙂

When searching for which book to start off with, I quickly gravitated to the book  Sacred Sex, by: Tim Alan Gardner.  Why?  Well the first reason was because it got great reviews on Amazon.  😆  The title was also intriguing, and I had remembered hearing someone mention the book some time back.  I don’t remember whether they were speaking highly of the book or not, and since I myself have not read it yet, I guess we’ll read it together and decide for ourselves if it has merit.

I have skimmed the book and am here to tell you that it was written primarily for couples to read together.  With that in mind, if you’d like to invite your husband to read it with you then go for it!  At the end of each chapter it gives you five questions relating to that chapter that will help start a dialogue between you and your husband.  So if you two are reading it together, then the questions will serve to help you communicate to each other.  The questions may also help to give us a starting place for our discussions here on Mondays.

So order your copy soon (around $11 with free super saver shipping on Amazon!) or download it on your electronic reader or reserve a copy at your local library.  Go ahead and get the introduction and first chapter read and be ready to give us your thoughts on Monday, January 31st!  See you back here then!

Sentence Starters

Finish the following sentence in the comment box:


The one thing that may cause me to act unchristian-like, is ______.


I love him because….

It is so very easy to look at our husbands and see the bad….admit it, sometimes we see the dirty clothes all over the floor, the toothpaste tube squeezed from the middle, the kids need baths and he’s watching football on tv, I made this wonderful dinner and he didn’t even bother to call me to tell me he was late!   All of these things compound up, day after day, but have you taken the time to look for the positive?

Love, what is it?  A feeling?  No.   Feelings come and go like waves lapping on the beach.   Love is a commitment.  Love works through that laundry on the floor and sees the man who fixed your washing machine so you don’t have to drag all your unmentionables back down to the laundrymat again this week.   Love looks past all the wrongs, the faults, the sin…and sees him through God’s eyes.   A cherished human being that God sacrificed his Son for.  Agape.  That’s what love is.   It’s not a crush, you don’t love him like ice cream (well, maybe you do…), but it’s self sacrificing love.

Here’s my challenge to you.   Sit down and instead of writing down all his faults, take a moment and finish this statement with 10 answers

I love him because….

Here’s mine…in no particular order

I love him because….

1.  he loves me unconditionally.

2.  he can do anything he sets his mind to.

3.  he is a wonderful father to our two children.

4. he is a gentle and thoughtful lover.

5.  he is so devoted to his family.

6.  he works 6 days a week to provide for us and to care for his ailing father.

7.  he calls me sexy on a daily basis.

8.  he pursued me relentlessly, and helped me to see he was whom God intended for me.

9.  he would never leave me or forsake me for any reason.

1o.  he’s my best friend.

Can you do it?   If you don’t want to post it in the comment section, write them out and put it in a special place where he’ll find it.  You will make his day!  Happy writing!!  🙂

Weekly poll #76: What kind of terms do you use for your/his sex organs?

Welcome 2011

We are so excited to be beginning our fourth year, here on CN!  We have read all of your comments for suggestions, and although we cannot do everything everyone wanted, we hope that the changes we have made are viewed as positive, encouraging, and helpful.

We have increased the number of recent posts on the left of our blog to reflect the last 15 articles published.  That will give you a history of almost the last month’s worth of posts.  We have also increased the number of recent comments on the right side of our blog to fifteen as well.  That will show you where most of the conversations are taking place at that time.

We will be keeping our Tuesday Polls and Friday Sentence Starters. We love how these two features encourage interaction on your part!  It’s nice to see everyone’s different perspectives, and sometimes these things are just plain fun to participate in 🙂

Wednesdays will still be our open days.  We use Wednesdays from time to time to make announcements or let you know about something special that has come up.  Thursdays will be a day for regular blog posts from us. Sometimes these will be topics of our own choosing and other times they may come in the form of a Q&A because of an email from one of you. We might even occasionally take Thursdays as an opportunity to direct you to previously published articles where we have new insights or there has seemed to be an influx of participation in the comment section.

That leads us to Mondays…and our newest feature that we hope many of you will help us with (and a couple of you requested).  We will be starting our own book study group! We will announce ahead of time which book we will be reading and discussing, and then we’ll give you a couple of weeks to get your hands on a copy of it!  Once the book study gets underway, you’ll be asked to read a chapter or two each week, and then come back to us on Mondays for discussion on those chapters!  We three will take turns picking books, and Cumingirl is going to be starting us off this year with a study on the book:  Sacred Sex by Tim Alan Gardner.   We’ll start off the study with a discussion of the Introduction and Chapter 1 on Monday, January 31st.  That gives you four weeks to get yourself a copy of the book and read the first chapter!

Book Studies are only successful if people participate, so go ahead… let your hair down and join us on Mondays to voice your thoughts on what we are reading!  We are hoping for lively and intriguing discussions.  You ladies are already so uplifting and encouraging with one another on the Prayer Request page and on other articles, so we are hoping for some nice participation here too!  Of course the discussion can and will continue throughout the rest of the week as well, but the following Monday we’ll be adding chapter 2 to it!

If you have any follow-up questions you can ask in the comment box here, and we’ll try to answer or clarify things for you.  We’re excited about this New Year and we hope that you are too!

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