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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...

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    How Exercise is Great for Your Marriage

    Last week, I kicked off my ongoing blog series about National Physical Fitness and Sports month with a discussion of how exercise can benefit your work performance. It may come as no surprise to hear that physical activity can also be beneficial to your relationship with your spouse. You might...

  • Why Exercise Is Great For Work

    I am finding a hard time coming up with any good reason why exercise isn’t good for us. I met my wife while exercising, my kids are healthier because of it, and I seem to have a better day if I do it. I was the teenager who tried to...

  • 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...