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.

A Simple Plan for a Successful Marriage

2022-04-01T16:14:07+00:00

  To take your marriage to the next level or to heal a marriage that is hurting, a good place to start is with your attitude, beliefs, and expectations. Now, did you hear what I said? I said YOUR attitude, beliefs, and expectations—not your spouse’s. Let me suggest something I did to turn my marriage [...]

A Simple Plan for a Successful Marriage2022-04-01T16:14:07+00:00

From a Daddy’s Heart: Reflecting on 5 Years Without My Son

2022-03-04T13:03:00+00:00

  Today this daddy celebrates a son’s life. On this day five years ago, his time was up on this earth. He walked into the presence of His Heavenly Father who loves him and now cares for him even better than his earthly dad did while he was “loaned to us” for 26 years. [...]

From a Daddy’s Heart: Reflecting on 5 Years Without My Son2022-03-04T13:03:00+00:00

How To Be a Strong Dad During Tough Times

2022-01-27T19:01:30+00:00

  Going through a crisis is very much like riding through a thunderstorm. While driving through the storm you are not focused on anything but the potential danger and threat of the storm. You immediately turn off the radio. You don’t have any desire to hear the news. You are not concerned about what the [...]

How To Be a Strong Dad During Tough Times2022-01-27T19:01:30+00:00

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

2022-07-05T17:50:24+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 Husband2022-07-05T17:50:24+00:00

7 Marriage Myths We Need to Debunk

2022-07-05T11:56:27+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 Debunk2022-07-05T11:56:27+00:00

I Want to Grow Old With You: Learning How to Stay Married

2022-07-05T18:07:10+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 Married2022-07-05T18:07:10+00:00
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