The Wife-Lovers Club


by HJS

I once read of an interesting fact in Guagua, Pampanga. For you who may be living outside the Philippines, Pampanga is a province in Luzon, the largest of the 7,100 islands in the Philippines. In Guagua there are "male only" clubs - one of which is known as Aguman Da Ding Malugud Asawa or "The Wife Lovers Club."

There's another known as Ding E Malugud Asawa, or "Those who don't love their wives - but somebody else!" The stark reality is that many men, were they only honest, would qualify for membership in this group.

Why do we men fall out of love with our wives? We forget we made a "till-death-do-us-part" commitment. We take our wives for granted and refuse to listen to them. We starve them emotionally when we flop down in front of the TV instead of talking with our wives and esteem our male friends more. We no longer spend money on flowers and forget that saying "I love you" is important.

So how do you fall back in love with your wife? Court her. look her in the eye and say, "I love you with all my heart." Try listening to her even if you can't fix her problem. Ask her out for a date. Surprise her with flowers or candy, or suggest that she go shopping for that new dress. Take out the trash without being asked; fix the leaky faucet that has been dripping for a year; volunteer to babysit the kids Saturday afternoon while she gets her hair done; and kiss her goodbye in the morning.

It's not too late to let your spouse know how much you care. And don't forget Valentine's Day is just around the corner.


Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them.   COLOSSIANS 3:19