10 Things Wives Should Avoid Doing In Their Marriage

Here are 10 things that wives tend to do that REALLY hurt their marriage… (in case you missed it, here is the Husband’s list) 

  1. NEVER criticize or belittle your husband in public. A husband’s ego is fragile and being critical of him in public or to your girlfriends is crushing.
  2. NEVER withhold sex from your husband as punishment for something he has done wrong.
  3. NEVER put your relationship with your children above your relationship with your husband. Don’t stop being a mother, but just don’t make your children more important than your relationship with your husband.
  4. NEVER forget to regularly brag on your spouse. Men are like children, they are motivated by praise. You cannot tell him too often how nice he looks, what a good dad he is, what a good provider he is, how much he still turns you on, etc. Simply be his biggest cheerleader.
  5. NEVER view meeting your husband’s needs sexually as a chore, but as a priority. Whether you’re having sex five times a week or five times a year … be happy. A healthy sexual relationship with your spouse is a sign of a healthy marriage … so strive to make your sex life sizzle.
  6. NEVER use the silent treatment. The silent treatment is an immature and horribly unhealthy way of communicating that something is wrong. Just share your heart.
  7. NEVER expect your husband to read your mind or to know what’s wrong with you. Ladies, I’ve said it once and I’ll say it a million more times, you CANNOT connect the dots close enough for us men to catch on to what you are thinking. Just spell it out. Dropping hints or just expecting your husband to know what your thinking will only lead to MORE frustration. Simply tell us what’s on your mind.
  8. NEVER underestimate the importance of doing things your husband likes to do. Be your husband’s best friend and spend time doing things he likes to do. Take interest in some of his hobbies. Some of the best memories you can make together are when you’re spending time together.
  9. NEVER take for granted your physical appearance. Everyone knows that men are visually stimulated, so dress with the goal of pleasing him. I’m not saying you have to be a trophy wife, but do the best with what you have. Face cream, rollers in your hair and an old pink bathrobe should not be the norm for how he sees you.
  10. NEVER forget to be limitless in your forgiveness. Husbands can make mistakes with the best of them, so always be willing to forgive.
WIVES: You may or may not agree with everything, but it is good to ask your husband about these 10 things.

How To Tell If You Need To Work On Your Romance …

In pure Jeff Foxworthy fashion  … 

  • If your “special” restaurant has a drive thru window … you might need to work on your romance.
  • If you bought her Guitar Hero for Valentines Day … you might need to work on your romance.
  • If the only time the two of you go away for the weekend it’s to a deer camp or deer blind … you might need to work on your romance.
  • If your wife wears socks, sweats and an oversized t-shirt to bed on your anniversary … you might need to work on your romance.
  • If the last time you “really” kissed her you were watching a football game out of the corner of your eye … you might need to work on your romance.
  • If you only light candles to cover up unwanted smells … you might need to work on your romance.
  • If you really don’t feel comfortable being intimate if your kids are in the same house, city or time zone … you might need to work on your romance.
  • If the last time she ran her fingers through your hair she was checking for ticks … you might need to work on your romance.
  • If the 3 little words you say to her most often are … “pull my finger” … you might need to work on your romance.
  • If the only time your spouse says to you, “Turn off the lights and lock the door,” is when your parents pull into the driveway … you might need to work on your romance.

These are all in good fun, but seriously … romance never has to fade from your marriage. Romance in your marriage takes work and communication.  God fully intended for you to be married to your soulmate … not just a roommate.  Want some suggestions on how to be romantic? Try this and this. 

We’re Building a Feeding Center and Church in Honduras!

Do you remember this post from two weeks ago about feeding kids in Buen Samaritano? 

Marc Tindall and Randy Allen. Marc holding the $6000 needed for the feeding center and church in Buen Samaritano.

Marc Tindall needed $6000 to get the feeding center started (which will be used as a church too) … and this past Monday morning we presented him with the money. WOO HOO!  Thanks to all those who gave. :)

Information on the December Honduras Mission Trip

I take two trips to Honduras each year (July and December). I wanted to give you detail on the December trip that have just become available.  I’d love you to come join me.

  • Dates: December 4th-10th
  • Cost: Approximately $1400 (covers everything but a couple meals and it’s $100 less than last year.)
  • Who: I currently have 20 spots available. Anyone 18 and up (Younger can go with a parent/sponsor.)
  • Deposit: A $100 deposit is due on October 1st. This deposit will officially get your name on the list of those going. The trip is limited to first come basis, so if you want to be assured a seat, get that deposit in asap. The rest of the trip money will be due November 2nd.
  • Questions: Email me any question you have.
  • Pray about it!

Here’s a few things you’ll be doing…

* Stepping out of our comfort zones.

* Loving on people.

* Building homes for the homeless.

* Feeding the hungry.

* Befriending the lonely.

* Comforting and blessing the broken-hearted.

* Sharing the good news about Jesus.

* Blessing the poor.

* Being the hands & feet of Jesus.

I love to share stories about Honduras mission trips, but experiencing it first hand is the best way.  Here’s what my friend Vanessa wrote after she went with me to Honduras this past December, “I was told that my trip to Honduras would be ‘life changing.’ Fairly vague term when you are speaking to a detail -oriented person. Upon returning to the US, I read on Trey’s blog that Honduras cannot be explained. Honduras is an experience. Stories can be told, money can be raised, and pictures shared, but for God to show you His face in the eyes of a Honduran woman who says to you “en nombre Jesus” and sweetly kiss your cheek when you hand her a cup of Coke… that is something you can only experience. Open your heart to the possibilities that God has for you, maybe at home or in Honduras, but open your heart. Take a leap of faith and believe that God will use you because He does and He will. Honduras changed my outlook, revived my spirit, and opened my eyes and heart to the possibilities that God has placed before me. Find your Honduras and embrace it. See Jesus face to face…you won’t forget the experience.”

DON’T miss out on this December’s trip to Honduras.

Meet this Kids of Buen Samaritano, Honduras … They Are About to be Fed

Meet Alan. He’s a little boy who will BEG and FIGHT for your attention. As you can tell from the picture, we were trying to see if the camera was working … and unexpectedly it was.

This is sweet Angie, Paco & Kelin. They LOVE when you will sit down and play games with them.

She LOVES hugs

Most definitely my favorite little girl … Stephanie. Look at those dimples.

Meet Daniella and Emma … they will melt your heart.

Everyone knows that I’ve fallen head over heels in love with a little community in Honduras called Buen Samaritano. It’s one of the poorest communities you’ll find in Honduras.  It’s built on a hill right outside the dump where we work. Many of the people who live there, including the kids, have to work in the dump to try and live. The children there will just steal your heart … they have mine. Any time Marc asks, “Where do you want to work this year when you and your group are here?” I respond, “Let’s go to Buen Samaritano.” He’s always more than willing. We’ve done special one-time feedings there, built MANY houses there, done medical clinics there, but we’ve been unable to feed kids on a regular basis.

What this little community has desperately needed is a feeding center where the children can eat one meal a day … 5-6 days a week. Something they aren’t guaranteed now. That would SO bless these children who are so malnourished. When we were there this summer we visited one little home where the momma and her 2 year old baby had not eaten in 3 days because they simply didn’t have any money. It broke our hearts. This community has GOT to have a feeding center that can feed kids and also be used as a church on Sunday.

Yesterday while standing in a store, I fought back tears when Marc Tindall messaged me and said, he found a building and plot of land in Buen Samaritano, that we could have for a feeding center.  If we could come up with the money to buy it, we could be feeding children in that little community by the end of the year. More tears … and I’m not a big emotional person. This was an answered prayer.

The cost of the building and plot of land is … $6000. An amount that looks HUGE, but isn’t.  It’s really small compared to God.  Marc will be in Childress in two weeks and we plan to present him with a $6000 check to get that feeding center open. If you would like to help with the opening of this feeding center you can, but even if you can’t, it’s okay. We WILL have it open by end of the year. If you want to help, you have two options …

(Send a tax deductable check to)  Childress Church of Christ, PO BOX 239, Childress, Texas  79201 (attn Feeding Center)

OR

You can use my Paypal that is on this page, but please understand … it’s not a tax deductible donation.

If you have questions … please feel free to email me.  Oh, and I’ll be releasing all the details on my December Honduras trip in a week. I’d love to have you join me on the trip.  One of the things I PRAY that we’ll be doing is spending a day working in a new feeding center in Beun Samaritano. :)

Children should never go hungry … EVER!

 

2 Upcoming Strong Marriage Workshops

Lea and I will be doing two upcoming Stronger Marriage Workshops in … Plainview, Texas – We’ll be at the Garland Street church on October 5-6. This will be a Friday evening and Saturday morning workshop.  For more information contact the church at 806-296-2708 or Steve at 806-787-2790, or by email (sgauntt6@gmail.com or gscoc@yahoo.com). Silverton, Texas […]

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11 Things I Learned On My Anniversary Trip…

Lea and I snuck off to the Dallas/Fort Worth area this week for a few days. Lea actually planned the 3 days perfectly. We stayed in some really great places, ate some amazing food, watched some baseball and enjoyed celebrating 24 years together. Here are 11 things I learned this week from my trip… 1. […]

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College Students: How To Stay A Christian During College …

College should be one of the best times in your life because you are out on your own and making your own choices. BUT college should NEVER be the time you ditch God and your faith in order to experience the world. I read recently where 70% of college students quit Christianity during college … despite […]

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HEY MARRIED PEOPLE: QUIT Checking Out People You’re NOT MARRIED TO

Believe it or not, I married the most gorgeous girl … ever!  I believe that with all my heart because I have chosen to make Lea my standard of beauty. I love hearing husbands praise their wife’s beauty, and I love when wives talk about being married to the most handsome man in the world. […]

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The “Bratty” Little Girl at VBS

Last night at VBS there was a little girl that was the last one to be picked up. While we waited for her ride she playfully called me “butt-head” and other names that’s weren’t all that bad, but inappropriate for a little girl age 7. At one point she leaned over and said, “I’m gonna […]

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Hobo Nick

Meet my new friend Nick. Nick is a homeless man who is hanging out in Childress today. Nick is in day 104 of a trek where he is walking (no rides) from Florida to California. He told me he was doing all this so he can learn to put more of his faith in God […]

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11 Easy Ways to Ruin Your Children

LIE FOR YOUR KIDS. When a parent writes their child a note to school saying their child was sick or had a doctor’s appointment, and really they just over slept …. YOU are teaching them it’s OKAY to lie. Don’t you get it? NEVER lie to help cover up mistakes for your kids. DON’T GIVE […]

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Honduras Trip 2012

It was an amazing trip once again to Honduras. God lined up the perfect group of people to come together and work to bless the people of Honduras. We built houses for the needy, fed the hungry, worked and fed in the dump, did two medical clinics where about 500 people were seen by doctors […]

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One Of The BIGGEST Mistakes Couples Make In Their Marriage

By far, one of the easiest ways for couples to kill their marriage is when they stop pursuing one another. Your goal everyday should be to work just as hard to keep your spouse as you did to win him/her in the first place. Let me explain. Before marriage you put a LOT of effort into […]

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Thanks For Your Help

Just want to say a BIG thank you to all those who sent boxes of supplies for our trip to Honduras. We were overwhelmed with boxes and will have so many things to share with the poor in Honduras. You have blessed out trip. Again, thank you SO much. ~Trey

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It Take More Than Sperm To Be A Dad

Want to know who holds the record for fathering the most children by one wife? It’s a Russian father who has 69 children. Unbelievable? Nope, it’s true. This Russian father has 16 sets of twins, 7 sets of triplets and 4 sets of quadruplets. Humble yourselves dads – you’re not as prolific as you thought […]

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103 Very Special Beanie Babies

I got a box in the mail this week that had exactly 103 beanie babies in it. It was a special box of beanie babies. They were the stuffed animals of a sweet 16 year old girl named Jackie. It was Jackie’s mom, Tammy who sent them to me. 13 years ago Tammy experienced the […]

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7 Things I Need For Honduras … Can You Help?

A group of 50 of us are heading to Honduras in a little over a month.  We’ll be feeding the hungry, building homes, doing medical clinics, visiting the sick, etc.  I just thought I’d ask this morning …. would you, your church, your work, social club, etc, be willing to help gather things up for […]

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Can Facebook Cause Marriage Problems?

Yesterday I looked through some of the referrals on my blog. Those are the little stats that tell me what people were looking for in Google that brought them to my blog.  Here were a few I saw within seconds… “How to tell my wife she spends too much time on Facebook” “Husband is hiding […]

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Soulmate or Roommate?

I’m starting a class this Sunday called “Soulmate or Roommate?.” Marriage was never intended to turn in to simply cohabitation with someone of the opposite sex, yet often it does.  Sometimes we become roommates with our soul mates because of laziness and selfishness that creep into our marriages without us doing something about them. So […]

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My Friend Darrell

I was 12 and Darrell was 10. We grew up 2 houses apart and were the best of friends. Our summers were spent outside playing make-believe games, dreaming of girls and just doing boy stuff. Every childhood memory I have includes Darrell, but no memory is more vivid than the summer that everyone carried a […]

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Be Your Spouse’s Biggest Fan

I’m a fan of several things. I’m a fan of the Texas Rangers, I’m a fan of running, and I’m even a fan of bacon. Everyone is a fan of something. You may be a NASCAR fan, a college football fan or a fan of golf. Maybe you’re a book fan and love to read, […]

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Sometimes Nice Guys Finish First

I was just trying to book a hotel room, and the cost was a bit more than I was expecting. So I asked the nice lady … ME:  “Is that your best rate?”  HER: “Sorry, it really is … unless you qualify for a discount.” ME: “Really … how do I qualify for a discount?”  […]

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Dump Day 2012 Update and Totals

Many have asked about totals for Dump Day. It’s become increasingly hard every year to get an exact total until about a month or so has passed and everything has come in. We try hard to keep up with it on this blog, but not everybody posts what they gave, which is fine. Here’s what […]

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8 Things I Learned from Cancer

Today I celebrate life as a father and a husband. It was 9 years ago today I was told I had cancer .  Recovering from two surgeries made the summer of 2003 an extremely tough summer I’ll never forget. I’m not looking for sympathy today or even high-fives, but I am simply reminding myself of […]

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DUMP DAY 2012

BREAKING NEWS: The awesome people at Bread For a Hungry World have just announced that for every $6.50 donated on their site (link is below), they will add an additional $50 to your $6.50 donation. That will make your $6.50 donation to the Dump Fund actually a $56.50 donation. Awesome. Surely everyone can give $6.50. Bread for […]

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Answers to Your Questions on Dump Day Eve

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR DUMP DAY 2012, PLEASE CLICK HERE! I’ve been getting lots of Dump Day questions, and I’m going to try and answer some … QUESTION: What can I do to REALLY make a BIG difference on Dump Day tomorrow? (3 Things…) Pray and ask God to bless our day. Make a donation. […]

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How To Give On Dump Day and Dump Day Give-Aways

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR DUMP DAY 2012, PLEASE CLICK HERE! Our 4th annual Dump Day and 30-Hour-Fast is one week away. Many have started giving early, and that is totally okay. If you do give early, please make sure you stop back by this blog next Wednesday and let us know what you gave so […]

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A Very Cool Story From The Dump

The following is a post from my friend Marc Tindall who works in Honduras and does ministry in the dump. This is little Marco, he is now almost 2 years old.  We took him to the doctor today because his mom, my friend Johana, has tried for about a month to get him feeling better and […]

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10 Reasons to Give on Dump Day 2012

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR DUMP DAY 2012, PLEASE CLICK HERE! Every year on the first Wednesday in May, we meet here on this blog to raise money to bless the ministry that takes place at the Tegucigalpa dump in Honduras. That money provides for things like food, milk for newborns, medical emergencies, and on and […]

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My Day Working At The Tegucigalpa Dump

Yesterday Marc Tindall, myself and a few others went to the Tegucigalpa dump to spend part of the day working in the dump. We were hoping to get a small glimpse of what the life of the dump person would be like. We spent our part of the day helping a young 22-year-old single mom […]

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I’m Going To Go To Work in a Dump …

Next week I’m starting a new job. Okay, so it’s only for 1 day, but it is a new job. My friend Marc Tindall has invited me to Honduras  next week to spend a full day working in the Tegucigalpa dump. Oh I’ve worked handing out food there many times, but this is going to […]

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Let Me Introduce You To “Disciple Trips” … Short Term Missions for Young People

(This blog generates a lot of traffic for those interested in short-term missions in Honduras and I want to share with you today a new ministry called Disciple Trips. If you are a teenager, or know a teenager interested in a mission trip, I suggest you point them towards Disciple Trips. I’ve asked my friend, […]

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Ministry Advice From An “Old” Minister

I had a reality check this week when a “young” minister called me wanting some ministry advise from an “older minister.” What exactly did he mean by “older preacher?”  Come to think of it, maybe he was wanting Patrick Mead’s number … he’s much older and much wiser than I am. Funny thing was, I’m […]

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I Dare You To Do The 30 Hour Fast With Me.

IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR DUMP DAY 2012, PLEASE CLICK HERE! Are you up for a 30 hour fast? How long could you go without food? Could you last 30 hours without food? There are some of us who can’t go a few hours without hollering, “I’m hungry.” As most of you know, on May 2nd, […]

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Trey Morgan Here are my thoughts about marriage, family, raising children, humor, faith and the life God intended for us all. I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast.

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