There have been days over the past few years where I have felt old. Let me clarify, I am getting old, just like…well…all of us, but I have never really felt old despite that fact. There is something about the events we are living through that make you feel the passage of time viscerally. A […]Read More The Way Back
Six months. It has been at least six months since all of our lives have changed. I know, none of us want to talk about it anymore and I totally get it. I won’t rehash it but I will summarize it by saying that I feel like I have been hit by an eighteen wheeler […]Read More We are not enemies.
This week I am starting a new study with a group of friends discussing the Book of Ecclesiastes. I have been fascinated by Ecclesiastes for a long time. There is a grittiness and recklessness to it that I can’t help but be drawn to. Qohelet, or the teacher/preacher, presents life in all of its cycles […]Read More Meaning in the Meaningless
Hey 2019, don’t let the door hit ya in the a#@ on the way out! Is anybody else feeling that? My point is, I am so glad to see 2019 leave! It was a rough ride and nothing in me is sad to see it go. For me, there were moments of great despair last […]Read More Your Comeback Story
It is hard to put my finger on exactly what I am feeling right now. I am not sure how to describe it or what label to slap on it. What I do know is that every time I pour my heart and soul into something, I get tunnel vision for a season. Everything that […]Read More More than a feeling
My experience with marriage conferences is pretty limited. I have probably been to a grand total of maybe two in my life time. I will say that I’ve watched countless marriage conferences via video and most of them have a few things in common. The first and most important aspect of these weekends is that […]Read More Stronger Together
You’ve heard it said that marriage takes two. Maybe you’ve heard that marriage is a 50/50 partnership. I’ll tell you that unless you’re prepared to give 100% in marriage without the expectation that the other person will give anything, you may not be ready for marriage. Of course when you are looking for someone to […]Read More Building a Better Marriage: Tool #4 Love at 100%
A few weeks ago I was super busy. It was a mixture of work, meeting with friends and not to mention everybody in my house, with the exception of me, has the summer off. My kids are hilarious. Even as they get older, the concept that they have the summer off and I still have […]Read More Building a Better Marriage: Tool #3 Catching Foxes
Okay, I admit it. I had grandiose plans to knock out four marriage blogs in four weeks and then…life happened. However, don’t give up on me yet! We will finish this together! Trust me. Speaking of trust, that’s our next topic. If we are talking about essential elements to building a better marriage, trust is […]Read More Building a Better Marriage: Tool #2 It’s a matter of trust
A few weeks ago, we started a conversation about building a better marriage. However, I feel like I need to confess something up front. My marriage is not perfect. Phew! Its like a weight has been lifted off my chest! Don’t get me wrong, my wife is amazing! She is the glue that keeps our […]Read More Tool #1 – Can you hear me now?