So anyone who knows me well and has ever talked about marriage with me, knows I am a really big fan of this book called Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs. It’s kind of what Matt and I have built our very healthy marriage on. Don’t hear me wrong. Our marriage has had its fair … More Love and Respect Parenting
Today I was afforded a fun example of failure for my children. Ok, I’ll be honest, it wasnt fun, it was humiliating, but the way we’ll laugh about it forever…that will be fun. I’m a childrens pastor. So, I find myself on stage semi regularly, and I’ll be honest, I’m rarely nervous about it. It’s … More Failure
Have you ever tried to save someone who was drowning? I remember when the kids were little, we went to Turner Falls as a family. There is this huge water slide in the water that Braden really wanted to go down. He was probably only 4 or 5. Now, my kids started swimming the moment … More Drowning: How to breathe when tragedy strikes
I can’t even tell you how many kids I’ve talked to who don’t see their parents date, and don’t even get me started on how mad I am at parents of teenagers who are clueless about dating because they’ve never ever had it modeled for them. … More Why your kids need to see you date your spouse.
I’m seriously asking, because I just don’t get it. I get confidence. We are all drawn to confidence. I’m confident. No one likes a head hung down “I’m not that great” moper. No one. Men and women alike are drawn to confidence, but turn the confidence up a few notches too high and what you … More What is it about egotistical, overly confident, and arrogant that draws us in?
Effort. Seems easy doesn’t it? Then why is it so hard? Valentines day is around the corner and men will be rushing out to buy cards, chocolates, jewelry and lingerie. They’ll book hotel and dinner reservations all in the hopes of showing their love and affection to their significant other, or at least to stay … More What Women Really Want
The title should actually read I don’t like my husband very much right now, but whatever. I should also say, that this is about love, but not about The Love Dare. If I’m being honest, I haven’t done it since before spring break. I know, I made a promise, I will finish it. But it … More I don’t like my husband very much
Ok, so before I head out to the great unknown (or rather, the great largely known- Grand Canyon), I thought I should fill you all in on my progress. I started the LOVE DARE one month ago. I would love to tell you that, that means I am 30 days into the dare…Rather, it means … More Progress Report
Over the last few years I’ve heard my daughter say things like “you can’t choose who you love” about a million times. She of course is a teenager and thinks this statement is logical. Truth is, you absolutely choose who you love. Love is not some kind of sappy emotion, that’s merely hormones. Love is … More What’s love got to do with it?
So here I am on my Love Dare journey and it really has been so interesting. I mean, even as I’m writing this, I’m telling you, I really hate this kind of thing. Not that I don’t think it is a great tool for others, that is exactly why I am sharing it. Sometimes you need … More Dare to be thoughtful