When I look back... at the thrilling things in life - experiences, adventures, trials, and so on - I remember most vividly the firsts: First crush. First time driving the tractor. First time plowing the fields without my dad supervising. First time driving. First Kiss. First... But the one that I can still feel in … Continue reading Hand in hand
Husbands. Fathers. How many times have we heard our wives and daughters speak of how they look in a negative way? We stop, turn, and give them a quick appraisal---confirming what we already knew---they are beautiful. Yeah, it drives us nuts because their eyes lie to them about what others see. I have been married … Continue reading Beautiful
It was... ...a long day at work—ten hours. Arriving home, I discovered things in a shambles. Dinner not started. Dishes not done. And my wife still working feverishly in her office to satisfy a deadline commitment. There was a time when I would have just said, “Let’s go out for dinner.” But in today’s economy, … Continue reading Life: Interrupted
1 Corinthians 13:13 (The Message) “But for right now, until that completeness, we have three things to do to lead us toward that consummation: Trust steadily in God, hope unswervingly, love extravagantly. And the best of the three is love.” When you stop to think about love, what comes to mind? Affection—admiration—desire—need—attraction—overlooking the faults of … Continue reading Defining Love In 600 Words or Less
I’m pro-life. More specifically, anti-abortion. I post stuff about it on Facebook. I tweet about it. If I come across someone who is commenting on the merits of “pro-choice,” I stick my nose in it and argue. The other day, I experienced something that made me think. I read an article exposing hospitals that forced … Continue reading Just Start
After X number of years of marriage, are you operating in habit mode? Have you stopped to check to and see if you've really been doing what you need to or are you assuming everything's okay because it feels okay from your perspective?
There are so many ways to have fun with each other. Playing with words and hidden meanings is a big one. Best of all, it's a game you can play in public and nobody is the wiser!