• 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...

  • Five Ways to Take Your Marriage to the Next Level

    I absolutely love to officiate a wedding. The reason is because they are usually upbeat and everyone is typically happy. Plus I always enjoy all the great and hilarious stories that come from them. In a way, it’s like being a doctor who helps deliver babies; it is a time...

  • Creative Valentine Date Ideas to get You Pumped Up

    The long wait is over. Valentine’s Day 2017 is right around the corner. Are you ready? Well, take a deep breath and don’t stress out about it. I think we can put too much pressure on ourselves to make everything perfect. This is no excuse, however, to not think about...

  • 3 Tips to Cope with Stress

    When I was in Iraq, I participated in a memorial ceremony for an Army Colonel who had committed suicide.  He was a rising star in the Army, so when he made the unfortunate decision to end his own life, it was a huge shock.  On the surface, he seemed to...

  • Earn a $100 Amazon Gift Card by Winning the Love Challenge

    In last week’s blog, I gave you some ideas on how you can spoil your spouse any day of the week. I was greatly encouraged to hear how so many people appreciated the ideas. In fact, several people are already trying them. I had one friend call me to thank...

  • How to Spoil Your Spouse any Day of the Week

    Oh my, only 26 days until Valentine’s Day! Are you stressing out yet? A little dramatic, I know, but for some couples, planning Valentine’s Day is a big deal. Where I live, if you want to have a nice dinner out, you have to make reservations weeks in advance. However...