4 Key Ingredients to Healthy Family Communication

Most people if asked whether they thought they were good communicators would typically answer yes.  But if their spouse was asked this question about them, the answer is usually very different. I too have always considered myself a good communicator, but after an recent incident involving my wife and kids, I realized I had gotten away from...

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Having peace in the midst of life’s storms

As the government shutdown continues another day, many Service Members are struggling with its ramifications.  A military couple said this about the shutdown, “we count on the pay we earn from our monthly training.  Without it, we don’t have enough money to pay all of our bills.”   Like this military family, you might have certain challenges in...

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The 5 Key Priorities for every Father

As a young boy growing up in Indiana I thought I had the perfect Father. He attended all my sporting events, gave me the opportunity to see the world and he genuinely cared about what was going on in my life.  After becoming a father of four, I quickly realized that being a good father takes a lot...

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A reason for Hope in your military marriage

If you’ve spent anytime in the military as a married couple you know what it means to have “seasons” in your life when nothing seems to go right. It is no secret that many military marriages have struggled over the past decade.  In fact the divorce rate among military couples has risen 40% in the...

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How to handle adversity in the military

As a Chaplain in our nation’s military, your life can become very challenging at times.  When it does do you find yourself asking, “why is this happening to me?”   Having spent years in the military and someone who has wrestled with this topic for years, I have learned three key truths about how to answer the “Why”...

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How to Love Your Spouse

Have you ever struggled with being able to love your spouse?   During a particularly difficult day, Jesus told His followers to treat people the way they would want to be treated. “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you would want them to treat you” (Matt. 7:12). Most of us refer to...

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How you can get more accomplished in your day

How many times have you gone to bed after a long, unproductive day hoping that tomorrow will be different?  Maybe you want to spend more time with your family, exercise more regularly or get a few projects done around the house.  Then you wake up the next day and fall right back into the...

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