November 21st, 2016

Some notes from Jacksonville

I had the honor of speaking at the To the End of Love marriage conference in Jacksonville this past weekend.

I have heard from a number of couples in attendance requesting an outline of my talk or some notes they could use from it, so I am publishing my notes here. They aren’t fancy, but I hope they will serve to jog your memory about all that we shared over

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May 16th, 2016

[podcast] Soften Your Heart, Bless Your Marriage #020

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NOTES This week we are talking about marriage again. This time, we are focused on “softening your heart” inside of marriage. What does that mean? Do you find yourself “hardening your heart” inside of marriage? What does that mean

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January 25th, 2016

Do You Make Your Wife a Better Mother?

When I wrote “Do You Make Your Husband a Better Father?” I heard from more than a few moms demanding equal time. Far be it for me to shortchange the ladies! Today we’ll consider some ways men can encourage their wives in motherhood.

1. Lend a Hand

Even a strong mom has physical and emotional limitations. Pay attention to how your wife spends her time. While you relax at

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January 19th, 2016

[podcast] What ‘Doing It All’ Really Means #003

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NOTES This week we’re talking about “Doing it all.” Do you do it all? What does that mean? Does anyone really do it? Of course not. But sometimes it feels like we do.

No one can do it all, but many of us busy women are doing MANY things. So many things, sometimes, that we

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January 17th, 2016

Do You Make Your Husband a Better Father?

Do you make your husband a better father? Here are some practical ways to encourage your husband in his fatherhood.

1. Take Notice

It’s very likely that your husband performs loving acts for your children all the time, whether it’s giving them hugs, making them lunch, driving them to soccer practice, or paying the tuition and dental bills. Taking notice and verbalizing your gratitude for these things will not

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November 19th, 2015

Grace at Thanksgiving

Dan and I spent our first Thanksgiving as a married couple at his mother’s bedside in the hospital. She had suffered a stroke and was on her third day in the intensive care unit, incoherent and unresponsive to medication. One of my husband’s aunts arrived and suggested that the two of us should take a break from sitting vigil and head down to the cafeteria for lunch.

And so

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November 6th, 2015

Honey & the Greatest Good

You know Honey, right? This week we are talking about the awesomest Pixar character we never saw, and being the greatest good your husband is is ever gonna get.

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Love you Honey!

February 18th, 2011

Virtual Breakfast

I was up early this morning, but somehow managed to get distracted by work and work and a little more work. I wound up so very badly distracted that I was late getting around to some of my other morning tasks.

Like breakfast for the man.

“Wait!” I wound up shouting to him as he headed out the door for work, “Your toast hasn’t popped up yet!”

He couldn’t wait.

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