and the survey says…

Thank you SO MUCH, men, for helping me out with the Husband Survey. I have 114 now, so I’m good, but if you’d still like to fill one out, I certainly won’t stop you.

And an extra thank you to Shaun Groves, Gary Thomas, Richard Westley Johnson, and Gabe Taviano for spreading the word about it (your names were all answers to Question #11–How did you find out about this survey?). Thank you, my brothers (and awesome husband).

My apologies if you came here to read about homeschooling. That discussion’s not over by any stretch. I just have a hard time sticking to one topic for more than three minutes at a time. Who knows–tomorrow I may talk about gardening (seriously).

Anyway. Back to husbands and sex. I think I mentioned that the survey answers are amazing. And that I’ve got my work cut out for me. We’ve got some hard stuff to work through–and some really fun stuff too.

As a thank-you to the wives who “gently nudged” their husbands to fill out a survey, here’s a smattering of the guys’ answers to Question #10:

What do you love most about your wife?

She has a great sense of humor and is one of the smartest people I know.

She understands who I am and loves me despite it.

Her eyes–they vary in green color and are quite striking.

Her heart to serve people.

Her skin, her smile, her body shape, her neck… (I could go on, but I won’t see my wife until late tonight after a long day at work. Ya dig?)

She is my best friend.

Her body.

That she’s smart–even when it doesn’t bode well for me.

The unconditional love she has shown me. She is faithful and always will be.

Her quirks, her loyalty, her sacrifice, her appearance. To me, she’s the perfect balance of everything.

When she laughs and is happy.

That her strengths line up with my weaknesses.

We’re the same kind of crazy.

She loves God and is resilient.

Her innocence and playfulness.

She makes me want to be a better man–not by telling me to be so, but by believing in me and what I could be.

She has a joy that is contagious.

That she loves me and puts up with me and wants to be married to me forever, even when I disappoint her. Who does that?

Kudos to you, wives! Your men love you–and for a million and one kinds of reasons. More good stuff to come! As a thank-you to both you and your hubbies, let’s do a little give-away.

I have THREE copies of Is That All He Thinks About? to give away to the wife of any guy who filled out the Husband Survey (and you can still fill it out if you haven’t already). Just leave a comment on this post saying either:

1. I’m a married dude and filled out the survey.


2. I’m the wife of a dude who filled out the survey.

And if you both want to leave a comment, you’ll be entered twice. How’s that for fun? (U.S. addresses only. I’ll draw the winners randomly on Wednesday, May 25.)

You can read the first chapter of Is That All He Thinks About? here. I’ll keep you updated on my progress on the Guys’ Book. And if you’d like to pray for me as I write? That would be AWESOME.

Have a great week!



46 thoughts on “and the survey says…

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  2. Dara

    My hubbie filled it out – at least he said he did=:) I said, “Oh – I need to pull up that survey for you” and he said, “I already did it.” How cool is that?

  3. Kandi

    My husband filled out a survey. I shiver at the thought of some of the answers…but glad he did! I think this book is going to rock!

  4. Susan Schmidt

    I’m the wife of a dude that filled out the survey, and I think one of those smatterings was his answer. šŸ™‚

  5. Jessica

    I’m a wife of a dude who did not fill out a survey. Can I get a copy of your book on video? šŸ˜‰

  6. becky jo

    I’m the wife of a dude who filled out the survey.

    And, if ya knew my man, you would know that that is HUGE (I had NO idea it was about THAT when I asked him to do it!!) So the one that was probably left blank in a number of spots? That was MY man … so, what did he say about me? He wouldn’t tell… šŸ˜‰

  7. beth lehman

    I’m not the wife of a dude who filled out a survey – and now he’s out of town…. Anywho – along the homeschooling lines, check out simplehomeschooling. They are posting all week about curriculum – which I find completely inspiring….!!

    1. Marla Taviano

      Sorry, friend. That’s classified. But you can assume it was something along the lines of, “I love my wife and would love to have more sex with her.” šŸ™‚

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