• Exercise

    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...

  • 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...