What If Your Story Changes?

"Hey babe, what if next summer we set off on an adventure as a family and travel around the country in an RV for a year or two?" "I could see doing that." A couple of hours later my wife comes to me … "There has to be a bigger reason to do this. Simply traveling the...

Too Busy?

Meet the All-American family: a house in the suburbs, nice cars, 2.5 kids, both parents working, kids on a team for soccer, baseball, dance, quite a bit of debt on credit cards, a mortgage, and routine, vanilla sex once a week (usually). Or put another way, schedules...

What If You're Wrong?

Do you have seasons or years of your life that you look back on and wonder "Who is that person?" I can't believe I used to do that, think that, work there. I used to try and not care about anything as a teenager and young adult - when the truth was I actually cared...

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby

Sex is an important aspect of most every marriage. Your sexuality plays a major role in life. It influences how you dress, act, and interact with others around you. It's everywhere. Stand in line at your local grocery store and see if you can avoid seeing the word sex...

The Paradox of Getting More Done

I used to be a lot like you. I had huge to-do lists, ran myself ragged, and worried endlessly how I was ever going to get everything accomplished because man, I was so busy! It almost was a badge of honor. I mean, it's how we answer everyone's casual greeting of "How...

Ultimatums in Married Life

When things happen in married life, whether bad or good, a common reaction is to blame (or give credit) someone else. While they may have been a contibuting factor to the result of a situation, when we fail to acknowledge our own role in life's circumstances, we...

Helping When Help Isn't Really Wanted

The scene is a couple driving in the car on the way to dinner: Silence for several minutes. “What’s wrong?” “Nothing.” A few more minutes of silence passed, "I know something is wrong. What’s going on?” “Nothing! Jeez, what am I doing?” “That’s just it! You’re not...

The Problem Isn't Passion

  Life has a way of grinding us up if we're not careful. Think about it, where we likely spend a bulk of our week is even called the grind. Then when we add in the complexities, and at times drudgeries, of relationships we've got a recipe for struggle and life...

Integrity

According to the dictionary, integrity is "firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values." I think what needs to be added to the definition is this ... Integrity is determined most by what a person does AFTER they've done something that's gone...

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