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    Be More Bold In Your Marriage

    Think about this: if you want a marriage that lasts, you have to be willing to be bold now and then. It may require you to take a risk, take a leap of faith, or do something you’ve never done before. But in the long run, it may be the...

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    Add A Splash To Your Summer With Free Activities

    Everyone appreciates something free every once in awhile, especially when it involves the family. I spend a small fortune every time I take my family of six out for dinner and if I add a movie to the mix, forget about it! That amount more than doubles! (Please tell me...

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    Change Your Life By Keeping It Simple

    You ever heard the saying, “use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without?” This was a mindset that was common in people who lived through events like the Great Depression, but it often gets lost in our modern consumerist culture. Our desire to be good providers, to...

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    When Hope Seems Lost

    How about some hope? If you follow me on Facebook, you may recall seeing some pictures of my promotion ceremony to Lieutenant Colonel. As you might imagine, it was a joyous occasion. I was truly honored to have been given the opportunity to serve my country with greater influence. If...

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    How To Be A Good Friend To Your Spouse

    Did you love your spouse when you married them? You’re probably thinking, “Well, of course, I did!” You’re not alone; most couples would say they did. But what about the couples who, after a few years of being married, say they no longer do? Did they ever really love each...

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    The Type Of Friends Your Kids Need

    You may have heard this phrase, “You become who you surround yourself with.” This is true not only as an adult but with our kids as well. I was the kid who was always testing his boundaries. I remember my mom telling me on more than one occasion to stay...

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    The Friends We Need At Work

    Work. It’s that thing we do so that everything else is possible, right? Well, practically speaking, this may be true, but since most Americans will spend a significant amount of their life working, hopefully, it is a little more than that. I have found that when it comes to our...

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    The Friends Your Marriage Needs

    Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. We had some great weather here in Indianapolis. I pray you did as well. You may recall that in a previous blog, I discussed the importance of choosing the right friends and how if you choose the wrong ones, it could undermine...

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    Why Exercise Is Great For Kids

    I hope our May blog series on why exercise is important for you, your work and your marriage has inspired you to make some positive changes. I can’t tell you enough how important it is to make exercise a regular part of your life. But there is one additional topic...

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    Why Exercise Is Good For YOU

      Okay already, you’ve waited this long, so yes, exercise is not only good for your work performance and marriage: it is also great for you! No surprise, right? Well, it’s not uncommon to downplay our own needs, is it? Keeping up with work demands and our family schedule can...