Holstein and Company Mornings

Sex, Marriage, and Parenting advice

Pastor Kevin Thompson has been blogging about marriages for a long time and he has some unique observations about married life and parenting:

– He says he can predict if a marriage is going to last based on how the couple shares the wedding cake. If they’re aggressive and forceful, smashing cake in each other’s faces, it won’t

– He says if he could give men one piece of advice, it would be to clean the kitchen. When you serve your wife (and the family), she feels valued, supported, and a part of a team. And his wife views cleaning the kitchen as his service.

– He thinks parents should force their children to play sports – it’s too important of a decision for them to make on their own.

– And, he also has The 24-Hour Rule: a spouse is free to turn down the initiation of sex by their spouse or to cancel planned sex for whatever reason they wish, but if they do so, they must initiate sex within 24 hours. Among the reasons is this one: when someone gets turned down for sex, it makes them less likely to initiate again (a concept that I can see easily translate into many things, including work scenarios; when your ideas get shot down a dozen times, you stop trying).

Interesting posts all around – I rarely recommend a blog, but I think you could spend 20 minutes here.

Interviews & Bits

blowdart injury

What weird way did you injure yourself?

One woman broke her toe after tripping over her lawn mower

baby

Andy’s Missing Stroller: another update

Andy may have “donated” his stroller to a homeless woman

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Steve teaches us a new term

What IS wildcat scattering? Steve explains…

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Willie Waffle reviews Ted 2 and Max

If you liked the first Ted, you’ll probably enjoy the 2nd one.

money pile

What’s the most expensive thing you’ve ever lost?

Andy left his really nice stroller in Campustown this week! What have you lost?

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Andy’s stroller update

Many people have seen Andy’s stroller that he lost in Campustown, but it still hasn’t been located

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You’re lying about flossing

And if you say you aren’t lying, you’re lying about lying!