How To Stop Having Pretend Conversations in Your Marriage


  A couple exactly your age is sitting at a table in a kitchen that looks a lot like your kitchen. She’s talking. He’s listening. Except that really he’s not. In many ways, it looks like he’s listening. He actually was for a while. The topic of the conversation wasn’t a topic in which he [...]

How To Stop Having Pretend Conversations in Your Marriage2023-03-01T13:18:19+00:00

Marriage Goals: The 8-Second Kiss


  Romance is a daily goal. Sex is not. As a matter of fact, couples should intentionally share romantic words and gestures that don’t lead to the bedroom. It’s a good practice for the forever relationship of married life. Here’s the big idea. On one particular day in the not-too-distant future, sex will not be [...]

Marriage Goals: The 8-Second Kiss2022-04-01T16:14:15+00:00

A Simple Plan for a Successful Marriage


  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

3 Ways to Recover After You’ve Blown it with Your Wife


  In more than two decades of marriage, I’ve done my share of offensive, stupid, rude, and sinful things that have negatively affected my wife. I’m not proud of them. Looking back, I can see some things that I learned about how to recover from these blunders which might be helpful if you ever offend [...]

3 Ways to Recover After You’ve Blown it with Your Wife2022-02-16T19:30:00+00:00

Valentine’s Day Instructions for Dads


Dear Valentine’s Day Dad: Consider yourself warned. Don’t miss this special day. Don’t go overboard. Find a nice middle ground. And for heaven’s sake get all shopping and ordering out of the way a week before February 14. Here are your Valentine’s Day Instructions for Dads.  […]

Valentine’s Day Instructions for Dads2022-02-16T19:29:52+00:00

How To Be a Strong Dad During Tough Times


  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


  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
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