Four words to make your spouse feel special

 [ Read Time: 1 min, 7 secs ] It has been several days since I've written, and I apologize for the delay.I accepted a new job with a consulting firm named Dorrier Underwood a little over a week ago, and I've been incredibly busy tying up loos...

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May 11, 2021
Wives: a FREE conference just for you!

 [ Read Time: 3 mins ] My friend Julie Sibert, who blogs at www.IntimacyInMarriage.com, is participating in the upcoming 2021 Wives of Integrity Online Conference. Registration is FREE.Intriguing? Read on to learn more about the conferenceTake...

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Apr 29, 2021
Beware the sprinkler effect in your marriage

 [ Read Time: 54 secs ] Ever paid close attention to a sprinkler?It has one job: to water the space around it.The sprinkler does this well with one exception: it doesn't water the space closest to it. At all.I've been coordinating the reopenin...

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Apr 25, 2021
When the money's messed up 😫

 [ Read Time: 1 min, 25 secs ] Photo by Michael Longmire on UnsplashFormer UNC basketball coach Roy Williams once said, "When you're winning, nothing hurts. If you're losing, everything hurts."He's right. Winning games has a way...

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Apr 22, 2021
Are you all talk?

 [ Read Time: 45 secs ] Some months ago I was talking to my friend Donnie Bryant, and he said something that is as thrilling to me now as it was then:Action is the separator.The thought is so simple that it's easy to overlook and/or ignore.Let...

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Apr 20, 2021
Why solving marriage issues is so hard

 [ Read Time: 1 min, 15 secs ] A guy at my church reached out to me recently asking for an upgraded zoom account so he could record his messages. After recording, he planned to send the videos to our website guy so they could be uploaded to th...

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Apr 12, 2021
How to upset your spouse and yourself at the same time

 [ Read Time: 1 min, 6 secs ] Today is Cetelia's birthday (happy birthday, CBoo!).Earlier this week my bride said, "Since I've turned 40, my pain tolerance has decreased."Let me tell why this comment jumped out at me:Cetelia had three babies -...

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Apr 10, 2021
Are these 2 things killing your marriage?

 [ Read Time: 50 secs ] A couple of days ago I heard a story about a company that is currently going through leadership coaching and training. The supervisor said, "We want to have a culture of trust, but verify. In reality, however, we have a...

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Apr 08, 2021
What if it's *not* the ceiling fan?

 [ Read Time: 1 min ] A couple of mornings ago I watched my ceiling fan spin round and round.After a few seconds, I looked out the window, and saw the leaves blowing on the tree in my front yard.Was there a connection? Was the draft from the c...

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Apr 05, 2021
What to remember in bad situations

 [ Read Time: 45 secs ] A former businessman in Texas named Fred Smith was fond of saying, "Don't lose the good in a bad situation."I've taken these words to heart.July 2019 to July 2020 was the most difficult time Cetelia and I have had in ou...

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Mar 31, 2021