• Fun Retro Date Ideas

    Day-to-day life has a funny way of interfering with the important things–like marriage. One reason couples struggle is because they don’t have much fun together anymore. It’s not that they don’t have an idea of what would be fun, I just think they no longer make the time. It’s the...

  • The Importance of Valuing the Work You Do

    Did you know that April 27th is Take Your Kid to Work Day? For kids, this can be a great opportunity for them to learn more about what their parents (or even grandparents) do all day. And it gives them another field trip opportunity! I don’t know any kid who...

  • Let Easter Be Your Fresh Start

    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter weekend. I will be celebrating Easter by attending church in the morning and then heading over to our cousins to enjoy a fun afternoon of games and good food. I would encourage you to use the Easter season as a...

  • The Importance Of Alone Time

    I used to detest being alone. I was an extrovert to the extreme. If I was doing something, I wanted others to be doing it with me. This is where I drew my energy. But like a lot of things in life, that changed, and I have become more balanced....

  • Making Earth Day A Family Event

    This is a tough one for me. In the past when I heard the term “Earth Day,” my mind would go to things like global warming, becoming a vegetarian and driving around town in my brand new electric car. But actually, “Earth Day” is really not about that at all;...

  • What to Do When Your Spouse Is Angry

    Sometimes, we just need to blow off some steam now and then. But what if this blowing off steam is directed at our spouse? It is natural for us to lose our cool now and then. But losing our cool and directing it against our spouse, especially if it becomes...

  • Making The Most Of Spring Break

    Florida beaches, here I come! Spring break season is upon us and I am already counting the days until I can put my feet in the warm sand. My “out of office” email is ready to go and I am putting the finishing touches on travel plans. You see, I...

  • Date Nights For You Adventurous Types

    Date nights will transform your marriage! Well, now that I have your attention, date nights are important — even if you’ve been married for twenty or more years. I’ll be honest; having a regular date night with my wife Ally is not always easy to do. But when we make...

  • Be Wary of the Company You Keep

    You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Misery loves company.” Well, you may be surprised to learn that this is doubly true for couples. I spoke with a friend recently who was having some marriage problems. He spoke at length about all the ways his wife was falling short in their marriage....

  • Fun Family Activities To Get You Ready For Spring

    This has been an amazing week. I was able to wear shorts outside and I cooked steaks on the grill. Not bad for February in Indiana. If this is global warming, I am all for it. However, I have already been told not to get too excited, because unpredictable March...