Author Archives: Greg Baird

How A Husband Can Draw His Wife Closer to Him Everyday

How A Husband Can Draw His Wife Closer to Him Everyday

Almost every husband I know (including me!) needs to be better at drawing their spouse closer to them. There, I said it.

After 25 years of marriage, I consider my marriage to be very good (mostly because I have an amazing wife!). But I still need to be closer.

I also want to be.

My wife and I recently entered the “empty nest” stage of our marriage, which has brought about an entirely new dynamic to our relationship. In a phrase, it’s been awesome!

Yes, we miss our boys (one is at college in Chicago, one serving in a ministry in Australia), and we are still actively engaged with their lives. But we are enjoying our time just focusing on us, on projects we’ve long put off, and on discovering a new stage in our marriage and family.

And we’ve discovered that we are closer than ever.

The truth is, however, that every stage of marriage requires intentionality in order to draw and stay close. And husbands, we need to take the lead. We ought to diligently work at drawing our spouses closer.

I have found that there are several things that I can be intentional about to draw my spouse closer to me every day. Continue reading

3 Things You Must Manage Well In Order To Lead Well

3 Things You Must Manage Well In Order To Lead Well

We all want to lead well. There’s a lot of talk about leadership, and rightly so. We often quote John Maxwell on this blog, who says that “everything rises and falls on leadership.” I believe that’s true, not just because it’s a great statement to believe, but because I’ve seen it in action for nearly… Continue reading

10 Characteristics of Highly Effective Parents

10 Characteristics of Highly Effective Parents

Parenting is hard! I’m proud of my two teenage boys but sometimes think it’s simply by the grace of God that they’ve “turned out ok”. To some extent it certainly is by the grace of God. But along the way, I learned many lessons – often by making the mistake of not applying the principle –… Continue reading

25 Reasons I Love My Wife of 25 Years

25 Reasons I Love My Wife of 25 Years

Today marks 25 years that Michele & I have been married. That sounds crazy to me! Until, that is, I try and kick the ball around with my son and my body starts reminding just how old I really am! Of course, everyone still thinks I robbed the cradle with Michele since she still looks… Continue reading

5 Valuable Life Lessons Learned From Little League

5 Valuable Life Lessons Learned From Little League

I love baseball (long-suffering Padres fan!), but I only played one year of Little League as a kid. My sons, Garret & Taylor, both played. We all had very different experiences, but we all learned some valuable life lessons. 5 Valuable Life Lessons Learned From Little League 1. Swing like you mean it. This is something… Continue reading

5 Gifts Every Father Should Give His Kids

5 Gifts Every Father Should Give His Kids

  As a father of two amazing young men, every day is like Father’s Day to me. I have been incredibly blessed by them. And I was blessed with the world’s greatest Dad – at least the greatest one I could ever imagine. So my experiences as a Dad and with my own Dad have been amazingly… Continue reading