Jay Payleitner was my last interview from CBA Unite in Nashville.  In addition to being HILARIOUS, he also has a great message for husbands and wives.

I had read 52 Ways to Connect as a Couple which I want to go back and read now that I know Jay’s personality better.  I recommended the book and thought it provided good insight and practical application.




52 Things Husbands Need from Their Wives

“I don’t always understand what he needs or wants from me.” Most wives want a heart-to-heart connection with their husbands. But men often communicate their needs in ways that seem strange to women. How to bridge the gap?

Straight from a veteran dad and husband come these insightful, unexpected, and occasionally offbeat ideas. Bestselling author Jay Payleitner digs deep to give practical insight into how a woman can

  • see the ways her husband does want to connect…which may be different than what she expects
  • encourage him—not overwhelm him—with her words
  • understand why sex is such a big deal
  • make space for him to step up and participate in family life
  • be alert to his “hero moments” and respect and appreciate him

A husband does want to be close to his wife. Here are great steps to strengthening a marriage by making room for that closeness to happen.

52 Things Wives Need from Their Husbands

Many wives long to have their husbands choose them all over again. To be their knight in shining armor. Their leader, listener and lover.

In 52 Things Wives Need from Their Husbands, Jay Payleitner, veteran radio producer and author of 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, offers a bounty of welcome advice, such as

  • “Stir her pots”
  • “Buy sparkly gifts”
  • “Be the handyman”
  • “Stay married”
  • “Kiss her in the kitchen”
  • “Leave your mommy”
  • “Put her second”

A great gift or men’s group resource, 52 Things Wives Need from Their Husbands provides a full year’s worth of advice. And no chapter will make husbands feel guilty or criticize them for acting like men!

For the husband who wants to live God’s plan for his marriage, this book will put him on the right track.

Jay Payleitner

Jay Payleitner is one of the top freelance producers for Christian radio.  For more than a decade, Jay produced Josh McDowell Radio, Today’s Father, Jesus Freaks Radio, and Project Angel Tree with Chuck Colson.

Jay PayleitnerJay is a long-time affilate with the National Center for Fathering and nationally-known motivational speaker for Iron Sharpens Iron, marriage conferences, and even MOPS groups.  Jay has sold more than half million books including the bestselling 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad and What If God Wrote Your Bucket List?   His latest release is Quick Tips for Busy Families.  Jay’s books have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Afrikaans, Indonesian, Slovenian, and Russian.  He has been a guest multiple times on The Harvest Show, 100 Huntley Street,  and Focus on the Family.

Jay and his high school sweetheart, Rita, live in the Chicago area where they’ve raised five great kids and loved on ten foster babies.  Jay and Rita are now celebrating the birth of grandchild number six!