Won Without Words
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Shari Popejoy


November 26, 2012

Do You Think It Is Okay To Manipulate Your Husband?

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I write a monthly marriage column for friends over here. It’s a lot of encouragement for wives and straight-talk about intimacy, parenting, and relationships between husbands and wives. Recently I wrote a fun and facetious article entitled Sneaky Ways to get Your Husband to Church this Holiday Season. I kinda think I’m uniquely prepared to write an article like this, because for thirteen years my husband didn’t go to church–except at the holidays.

The article is full of common sense strategies to find ways to celebrate faith and family, without focusing on religion, doctrine, and theology.

I was surprised that a reader didn’t appreciate my humor, and even called the theme of the article ‘manipulative’! I know that humor is a fine art, but if I missed it that much, then I need to hone my skills. :D

What do you think? Is there a fine line between manipulation and encouragement? What’s the difference between influence and manipulation? And more importantly, if I make my husband his favorite dinner and dessert, just to make him happy–is that manipulation? ;)

Maybe we’ll talk about manipulation this week! But, first, go here and read the article!


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About the Author

Shari Popejoy
Shari Popejoy is the author of the book Won Without Words, and the blog Won Without Words, encouragement to wives. She writes the Livingstone Library, an adventure series for young people, and the blog Oh Joy!, (injoyinc.com/oh/) for busy moms. She is a frequent contributor to Christian print and online magazines, and writes from the quiet country of the Ozarks, where she lives with her husband, Marc, and their three children. You can find out all about her at sharipopejoy.com!


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