Category Archives for Marriage

3 Reasons Smart Husbands Accept Their Wife’s Influence

My friend Joe and I stood at the kitchen sink after a church potluck lunch. He washed the dishes, and I dried. Joe’s in his early forties, married and a father of two—a boy and girl. “You want to know my secret to happy marriage?” he asked. “I learned a long time ago that my […]

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3 Proven Methods to Rekindle Romance in Your Marriage

Famed physicist, Albert Einstein passionately wooed his first wife Mileva. But after the passion that led to their 11-year marriage subsided, the marriage deteriorated. Even a genius can have a difficult time rekindling romance in his marriage. Many marriages arrive at a point when at least one spouse wonders how to rekindle romance in the […]

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4 Reasons to Say ‘No’ to a Job Promotion

I’m glad I knew when to say “no” to a job promotion. I was tempted to say “yes” as soon as my manager made the offer. The higher salary and more prestigious job title sounded great. But accepting a promotion is a decision that needs to be made carefully, weighing the pros and cons, and […]

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6 Awkward Conversations Your Child Needs to Have Before Marriage

Perhaps the best counsel a parent can offer their child before marriage is to get to know your potential partner well. There are things to talk about before marriage that are awkward, but important. Too many married couples discover things about their wife or husband they wish they’d known before they said, “I do.” Judgment […]

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1 Simple Way to Make Your Spouse Love You More

If you want your husband or wife love you more, there’s reason to hope. Researchers at a University of North Carolina have discovered a simple way to do it.   It’s all in how you express gratitude to your spouse.   Don’t do it this way. Say you usually do the dishes after dinner and […]

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5 Ways for Dads to Teach Their Sons to Respect Women

Dads need to teach their sons to respect women. When fathers fail to step up and teach this important lesson, they contribute to a problem that puts their wives and daughters, and other women at risk of abuse and violence. Both men and women are created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). Women are entitled to […]

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Why You Need to Plan Now for an Empty Nest

Our kids are still at home, but my wife and I are preparing for our empty nest now. Our daughter is 20 years old and spreading her wings. We expect our 13-year-old son to be around for a few more years. But we’ve realized that if we don’t prepare now, once the nest is empty […]

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7 Signs You’re Not Trustworthy

We all want to be trusted. But there are traits that can make a person untrustworthy. One of those traits is gossip. I’ve done this, and maybe you have too. You’ve shared a concern about another person with someone as a way to connect. “Hey, did you notice she’s been showing up late a lot, […]

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7 Priceless Mother’s Day Gifts from Dad to Mom

What a mother wants most for a Mother’s Day gift may not be  a card and flowers. The gifts we give from the heart… The gifts that require personal effort, sacrifice and commitment… The gifts we can’t buy from Hallmark or at the local florist… These are the gifts that mean the most.  These gifts are priceless. If […]

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1 Rule Husbands Should Break for a Happy Marriage

There are rules to a happy marriage. I’ve written about those before. But, there’s one rule you husbands should break if you want your marriage to thrive. Here’s something that might surprise you. There are times in my marriage when I act more like a child than and adult. A Game Without Winners If I […]

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