The day my marriage went horribly wrong, and then what happened...

Less than a year after we were married, my husband shoved my sister against the side of a car and told her he never wanted to see her again. And so began the worst period of my life. In [...]


One thing my husband and I do every week and why

There’s this great movie called Failure to Launch about a guy named Tripp who's in his thirties and still living with his parents. The story line follows Tripp as he meets a woman, falls in love [...]


The marriage question we're all asking...

I’m a marriage counselor, and it’s rare to meet couples that agree on one of the most common questions I get asked by married people: How often should we be having sex? I don’t know if it’s God’s [...]


5 summertime date night ideas

In my marriage, date nights are a must. After a dozen years of marriage, there’s still nothing quite like a night out with my husband that makes me reconnect, recenter, and remember that what [...]


(Podcast) What to do when "their" relationship seems better than yours

Do you ever look around and think, “Geez that couple is so great." And then, rather than feel warm and fuzzy. you feel...


Love Lessons Learned from a Week of Cooking

I've always known that my wife is a rock star spouse and mom. What I didn't realize is how taking on one chore of hers for a week would cause me to better understand her. I've seen the same [...]


My Husband and I Don’t Always Agree on Politics, and That’s Okay

There’s a saying, “If we both agreed on everything, one of us wouldn’t be necessary.”


The united front of marriage

My husband and I are coming up on our three-year anniversary this week, which in my book makes us officially out of the honeymoon phase of marriage. (Couples who have kids might find that [...]


This ridiculously simple trick is improving my marriage

This marriage trick is so simple that I’m almost embarrassed to share it...


How I plan to win as a husband and dad on Valentine’s Day

How I plan to win as a husband and dad on Valentine’s Day “Time, is on my side, yes it is.” If only I could believe the Rolling Stones when they sang this. Unfortunately, lately I’ve found that [...]


The surprising reason I don't need a Valentine this year

I love chocolate as much as the next person, but this Valentine's Day I don't need it. I don't need roses. I don't need a card. I don't need these things because I already know my husband loves [...]


How to Have (or Not Have) Difficult Conversations

Imagine you're about to have amnesia in the next five minutes. FUH-GET 'BOUT IT! No, really. Give it a shot. It'll make sense in a moment. Pretend that for some strange reason every memory of [...]

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