About Mitch Temple

Mitch has been married to Rhonda for 38 years. They have two grown children who are married and four grandchildren. Mitch and Rhonda’s youngest son Ben, passed away at age 26. Mitch writes from over thirty year's combined experience in church, nonprofit’s, and the family entertainment sectors. He served as Co-Founder and Director of Focus on the Family's Marriage & Family Departments. He is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and is endorsed by the nation’s top family experts. Holds two graduate degrees in Ministry and Marriage and Family Therapy. Since 2012, he has served as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Fatherhood CoMission.

8 Essential Characteristics of a Healthy Marriage

2021-11-23T19:02:19+00:00

  What’s it take to have a healthy marriage? TV and moves will tell you one thing. Magazines and social media will tell you another. It’s not easy to know what makes a healthy marriage—especially in a day when most marriages end in divorce. Marriage isn’t easy. Whoever tells you it is lying. But, I’ve [...]

8 Essential Characteristics of a Healthy Marriage2021-11-23T19:02:19+00:00

10 things about fatherhood that helped me be a better husband

2021-11-03T18:59:22+00:00

Fatherhood has helped me be a better husband. Over the years, I’ve had seasons of struggle and seasons of thriving. Through it all, as I reflect, I’ve learned a lot about leading my family. Here are a few observations of things that I’ve learned by being a father that have [...]

10 things about fatherhood that helped me be a better husband2021-11-03T18:59:22+00:00

7 marriage myths we need to debunk

2021-10-27T19:43:33+00:00

Though bad thinking and attitudes are not the only sources of marital problems, I believe that a majority of marital troubles can stem from distorted beliefs and perceptions about marriage in general and each other. At a minimal level, bad thinking and negative attitudes maintain bad feelings regarding your spouse [...]

7 marriage myths we need to debunk2021-10-27T19:43:33+00:00

I want to grow old with you: learning how to stay married

2021-09-08T19:38:00+00:00

“I want to grow old with you,” I said these words to my wife when I was a very young man. I was immature, energetic, impetuous and jam-packed with testosterone. Yet, I meant every word. Almost 30 years later, I still whisper the same expression from time to time, between [...]

I want to grow old with you: learning how to stay married2021-09-08T19:38:00+00:00

How to deal with conflict in marriage

2021-09-08T19:38:41+00:00

Conflict doesn’t mean death to your marriage. Divorce is most common when conflict is hidden or unresolved, not when it’s dealt with openly. Conflict in itself doesn’t lead to divorce.  Lack of resolution has brought divorce at worst and unhappiness at best. Conflict resolution may sound complicated, but it’s possible. [...]

How to deal with conflict in marriage2021-09-08T19:38:41+00:00

Fatherhood research on why dads matter

2021-06-29T18:00:52+00:00

Fatherhood research on why dads matter Download and read various articles discussing fatherhood research and its impact on families. Quality research informs fatherhood academically and with giving advice to fathers. We are here to give you the help you need and give you advice for helping the dads around you. Use this post to [...]

Fatherhood research on why dads matter2021-06-29T18:00:52+00:00

Free guide: helping dads discuss racism

2021-06-28T17:54:43+00:00

Discussing racism is vital given the current climate in our country. We want to offer you a free guide for helping dads discuss racism. What an opportunity for husbands and dads to take the initiative to encourage and equip your families during this volatile time of racial tension in America. Every family can do [...]

Free guide: helping dads discuss racism2021-06-28T17:54:43+00:00
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