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19 hours ago @ Ron Edmondson - Why I Require Our Staf... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you. I appreciate this. 

1 day ago @ Ron Edmondson - Why I Require Our Staf... · 0 replies · +1 points

How do you answer that for a police officer or a nurse who works the emergency room? You would totally have to talk to my staff to understand how I work to protect the family and and to mound family to learn how I do this in my own life as well but that does not eliminate that I need to do a job. It makes us work even harder to protect our family with our job.  What if your wife wanted you to stay home on Easter Sunday?  Or work Sundays for that matter? That would be something you have to work out as a family but if you're in ministry chances are you going to work Sunday and what I'm saying is Christmas eve is one of those important dates in the life of the church right now that we have to be a part of.  

You can't use one principle to dismiss another principle. Protecting the family first absolutely. Being strategic with how you use your time. Absolutely. Being Kingdom builders. Absolutely. That's why we have to get smarter and work more efficiently.  The good thing about ministry is that if we do it well we have more than enough time to invest in our families. Ministry can actually be more flexible than some secular jobs. But it requires intentionality on our part.

1 day ago @ Ron Edmondson - Why I Require Our Staf... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yep. Glad you see it that way. You would make a great team player. Hope you got some time off after the gig

1 day ago @ Ron Edmondson - Why I Require Our Staf... · 0 replies · +1 points

Yep

2 days ago @ Ron Edmondson - Why I Require Our Staf... · 2 replies · +1 points

Ha! Is it that thin? :)

2 days ago @ Ron Edmondson - 7 More Ways Husband An... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you. This is awesome feedback. I pray you and your fiancé have a wonderful life together. Thanks for being intentional in your relationship

2 days ago @ Ron Edmondson - Why I Require Our Staf... · 0 replies · +1 points

It should be noted that it is important to vision cast why Christmas eve is important. I do have a harder time with Christmas day because I don't think it's in the mind culturally of people to attend something like that. I could be wrong.

2 days ago @ Ron Edmondson - Why I Require Our Staf... · 0 replies · +1 points

Absolutely. And like I said in the post there are plenty of other careers where this impacts also. It's part of the job. And it's a very rewarding job. Got bless you. 

2 days ago @ Ron Edmondson - 7 Ways Parents Injure ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you

2 days ago @ Ron Edmondson - 7 Ways a Wife Injures ... · 0 replies · +1 points

Thank you. The reason it's easier to write about the problems than the solutions is that problems can usually be generalized -- solutions can't. They are often unique to the couple -- how long they've been together -- individual personalities, etc. 

But, basically, as to what to do -- if you don't want to injure a husband unknowingly, just do the opposite of these. That sounds simplistic, and I get the general reaction that it doesn't work, but I have to push back and ask -- is what you're currently doing working? In my experience, when a man feels "built up" rather than "put down" he will perform to a higher standard to keep that level of respect. Most men are finding it somewhere. It may be in their work, with the kids, or on the golf course or some other outlet. They are wired to crave respect. And, also in my experience, when one or the other begins to break the cycle -- if the relationship at it's core is still healthy -- the other one will respond accordingly. So, if the wife gives respect, the man will begin to respond with a greater love. 

But, granted it takes two. And, if one party is not responding at any attempts then the couple probably needs outside help -- usually in the form of a counselor. 

One last thing, I have advised 100's of times that sometimes it's best to start with a letter. If you've tried communicating verbally, and it hasn't work, consider a letter. It should be a well thought out letter (you don't do this often), but sometimes you can better capture what you're trying to say if you take time to write it. I have a post on writing this kind of letter. http://www.ronedmondson.com/2014/01/10-tips-on-writing-a-good-letter-when-a-letter-is-the-best-way-to-communicate.html  

God bless