4 Ways to Show You’re Really ‘In Love’ with Your Spouse

4 Ways to Show You’re Really ‘In Love’ with Your Spouse

I first met my wife in high school. I was a senior, she was a junior, and we were seven lockers apart. We met. We talked… a LOT. We fell in love. That phrase is actually a pretty good descriptor of what often happens when a guy and a girl first start dating....
How O'Malley Became a Very Good Father

How O'Malley Became a Very Good Father

I’m a sucker for vintage Disney stories. I have a collection of old Disney story books from my childhood and often read them to my boys. Tonight we chose The Aristocats, and I was moved by the final page. I’ve seen the movie and read the story dozens of times in my...
Lies Men Believe About Marriage: She'll Fix My Lust Problem

Lies Men Believe About Marriage: She'll Fix My Lust Problem

I saw a pornographic magazine for the first time when I was in the fifth grade. A friend’s Dad worked for the company that printed the industry’s leading periodical at the time and had a massive collection at home. So we attempted to educate ourselves in...
Lies Men Believe About Marriage: She Just 'Gets' Me

Lies Men Believe About Marriage: She Just 'Gets' Me

One of the more entertaining things I’ve gotten to do as a pastor for twenty years is to give counsel to engaged couples about their upcoming life together as a married couple. I say that it’s entertaining because, while I’m trying to give advice to...
Husbands, Remember to Love Your Wives

Husbands, Remember to Love Your Wives

Husbands are forgetful. I know this for three reasons: 1.) I’m a husband…, 2.) I’m forgetful…, and 3.) Every other husband I know is forgetful. I just left my doctor’s office and the lady who checked me out at the counter asked if I knew...
Five Attitudes That Simplify Complicated Relationships

Five Attitudes That Simplify Complicated Relationships

When someone is bold enough to change their Facebook relationship status to “It’s Complicated,” everyone else takes notice and starts speculating about what’s going on. The fact is, all of us among the human species know what it means to have...
Five Factors God Used to Simplify My Complicated Marriage

Five Factors God Used to Simplify My Complicated Marriage

The only way to avoid the complications of relationships is to have none. We human beings need each other, so God created us with the capacity to love, to have friends, to get married, and to live in community with each other. But, as Facebook would attest, many of us...
Yes, You Are Married to the Right Person

Yes, You Are Married to the Right Person

Marriage is an adventure filled with up’s and down’s, unexpected changes, new opportunities, and challenges of all shapes and sizes. Most couples get into marriage with the expectation that their spouse will never change. We think the guy or girl who made...
5 Practices of a Peaceful Home

5 Practices of a Peaceful Home

Guitars sound nice because of stress. Great guitarists know how to turn the tuning pegs just enough that all six strings are in harmony with one another and on key. But too much stress, too much tension, can stretch or break a string. In the same way, every family...

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