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This weekend my son went with his grandparents to the mountains. That gave my wife and I the chance to enjoy a marriage seminar where the primary speaker was Joe Beam, a Christian Sexologist. If you have never heard him speak, I highly recommend him. It had been the first marriage seminar available to my wife and me in a few years and we hadn’t realized how long it had been since we put some dedicated work into our marriage. It makes such a huge difference to not have your kids and life hanging on you. We also got to build some relationships with some other couples because parents need friends too, after all. That time, though, to work on your marriage though is never wasted. It always helps bring us closer together and it’s always worth it. After all, who wouldn’t want to like the person you share a soul with?
The marriage seminar was fantastic. The things I took away most were about continually working to make myself attractive to my wife. Dr. Beam had a nice acronym to help us remember: PIES. PIES stand for Physical Intellectual Emotional and Spiritual. He also walked us through his four A’s attraction, acceptance, attachment, and aspiration. All of these are continual steps in the marriage process, something we should repeat over and over to help draw us closer together. Finally, Dr. Beam gave us some helpful teaching, advice, and answers around Christian Sexuality, which of course is a thing. If you want more on Dr. Beam I suggest his website above or his place of business linked here. As a fellow author/speaker, I cannot reveal all his secrets.
When reflecting on this past weekend though I came to land on the title of my blog, Faithful Fatherhood. Without my wife, I would have no hope of writing such a blog. I would not be a father and I might not be faithful. My wife is the hero behind this author. Lindsey is the one who makes my writing possible. She is a source of encouragement, editing, spirituality and most importantly sometimes a friend. Lindsey is my deepest friend, and I could not make it without her. Why don’t you hear more about her? Well, I do my best to keep my wife out of most posts because I hope she will one day write her own posts.
In the end, this marriage seminar has helped us grow closer. Thanks, Dr. Beam! It also helped me realize how much I love and appreciate my wife. Without her, there would be no blog, book or anything else to distinguish me from anyone else. I love her and appreciate all that she has done for me. My wife is the real hero in our marriage, the book, and the blog even if you don’t always see her, so here I am casting a little light onto my favorite person, my wife Lindsey.