Category Archives: marriage / relationships

Five Reasons to Bring Me to Your Church, School, or Organization to Speak

Whatever your reasons, I know you are already considering seeking some kind of guidance or encouragement from me – you’re reading my blog post. So, I think it’s safe to assume you (and probably several others you know) could use some inspiration and direction. Given that, here are five reasons to consider bringing me to speak to you and your people in your church, school, or other organizational community. Continue reading

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5 Questions I Dare You To Ask Your Teen!

Asking good questions is a great way to build any relationship. It helps the questioner learn more about the other person, as well as communicating a certain level of genuine caring for that person. Why bother asking, if I don’t really care, right? In the spirit of opening important doors of conversation and facilitating a more powerful relationship between you and your teen, I have five questions to share with you. Continue reading

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Christmas Presence

If you are anything like me, you love the joy of sharing Christmas gifts.  The searching.  The buying.  The hiding.  The wrapping.  The anticipation.  The unwrapping.  The smiles.  There is just something special about Christmas presents.  It’s fun to get … Continue reading

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Celebrate!

Well, maybe this isn’t the way YOU celebrate, but for brothers and friends who have all just aced the ring toss game at Lulu’s at the beach, this is how it’s done.  : ) Who shares in your celebrations of … Continue reading

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Grasp the Sword!

The once strong, commanding king now sits in bewilderment.  The faces of family and friends around him are deeply familiar, yet he can’t quite place them.  He feels as though he has just been roused from a deep sleep.  This … Continue reading

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I survived my first budget meeting! (And you can, too)

Talk is cheap.  I won’t make a big to-do at this point about my new journey with my wife and family into Financial Peace via Dave Ramsey’s course at our church until I have stuck with it for long enough … Continue reading

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Home Improvement

(This image was so gloriously cheesy that I simply couldn’t resist using it!)   Thanks to a generous Christmas gift, my wife and I are now moving forward with some home improvements that we have been hoping to do for … Continue reading

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A Good Timin’ Man

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRNMkrDfJMY[/youtube] Lately I have been introducing my son to some of the greats of classic Southern fried rock, country, and the like.  He’s been jammin with me to some of the best of Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, Johnny Cash, and Willie … Continue reading

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Vintage Parenting 101: Want to be a great parent? Work on your marriage!

As a part of my efforts to increase the accessibility of my website, I am re-posting articles from my old Parenting 101 page as stand-alone blog posts on the main site. November 27, 2007 – “Want to be a Great … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Shower Curtain

Our shower curtain.  Isn’t it lovely?  For every shower curtain hanging in someone’s bathroom, there is a story.  This is mine (*disclaimer* The following conversations may be enhanced only ever so slightly by time and the desire to make a … Continue reading

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