Commitment to Joy: My Wife Approves of My Wandering Eye

My wife has encouraged my wandering eye for years. Yes, I admit it, I am constantly checking out other women as they pass by, and even once in a while mistaken my wife for someone I didn’t recognize (as you may have read what I wrote a few weeks ago, that went viral and was completely a surprise to us – you can read it HERE). I’m surprised people are shocked by this fact, as I think every man in the world does this, but perhaps in a different way. It all started when my wife and I first got married, she really began noticing that I did this, and then saw the profound result of it. For example, I remember the first time she caught me giving a compliment to a pregnant mother-to-be at Church. I told this woman how beautiful she looked as an angel bearing a heaven sent child, as I could tell she didn’t feel as such that day, and how this brightened her eyes and made her smile. My wife at first said I can’t say those things to married women, and then she realized it was my way of making others feel better about
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I Think I Sort of Cheated on My Wife Today

The most bizarre thing happened following the posting of what you’re about to read.  On Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11:44 PM I posted on Facebook a few silly and pensive thoughts I had about an experience that day at the store.  The next morning it was gaining steam and by the evening it was going viral.  Within 48 hours we had been contacted by The Today Show, it was featured on Yahoo!, People, Cosmopolitan, and news channels nationwide.  By Friday we were hearing from family members we didn’t know we had, people coming out of the woodwork, with stories of love, reignited passion in relationships, and thankfulness for words shared from a husband’s perspective.  That night I did a show in Utah for a Holiday party and mentioned the post, more than half the room had read it that day!  Incredible.  By Saturday, December 5, my name was “trending” higher than Kim Kardashian, something that will never happen again.  What a wild experience.  If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the original writing as posted to Facebook, copied here on my blog.  We are still shocked this silly, yet sweet, public journal entry has been seen by millions and
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