Category Archives: Family

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

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 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

7 Things I Want My Sons To Know

7 Things I Want My Sons To Know

I have two amazing sons. As any parent, I like to brag about my “boys” who have now become young men. And, also as any parent, I want nothing but the best for them. My wife and I long to see them fulfill whatever it is that God has planned for them, and to continue to… Continue reading

5 Ways Fathers Can Lead Their Children Well

5 Ways Fathers Can Lead Their Children Well

  I believe the breakdown of the family is the single greatest contributor to the challenges we currently face in our society. That’s a topic for another post, but perhaps the greatest factor in the breakdown of the family is poor leadership by fathers. I am amazed at the truth to the statement by John… Continue reading

How To Be A Better Friend To Your Spouse

How To Be A Better Friend To Your Spouse

The couple in the picture above looks so happy, don’t they? Life is good. All is bliss. We walk with our spouse through fields of wheat holding hands to show how much we love each other. Oh that life was really this easy and peaceful! If you’ve been married for more than a week, you… Continue reading