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The Old Addiction

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Last night I posted an article and referred to porn as "the old addiction". As fathers it is our job to be the example of masculinity to our children; this includes how we view and talk about women both in public and in private. Pornography is incredibly destructive and something you need to talk to your children about younger than you may imagine. I was 8 when I was first exposed and even though I ran to "tattle" on the other kids it stuck with me. By the time I got in to my teens...

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Let Her Sleep!

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I have a battle going on inside and struggle to fight against it at times. I'm tired. All the time. Like many families I work during the day while my wife stays home with the kids. It's easy for me to entertain the thought that it's more important for me to get a solid 8 at night and let her get up with the kids, after all I could be fired for falling asleep at my desk! I've made a million excuses as to why I should be allowed to sleep but not a single one...

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Serving Your Wife Through Pregnancy

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After helping my wife through 4 very difficult pregnancies I've learned a few things that have help give her rest and provided me with a better outlook on what she has to go through (Hyperemesis Gravidarum is the real deal people). Though these are focused on the time surrounding pregnancy I'm sure there would be no complaints if they continued throughout your marriage! 1) Ask her what needs to be done around the house: I wouldn't classify myself as being overly observant when it comes to household needs. Dirty clothes on the floor, dishes in the sink, trash...

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Are You On The Same Page?

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Some of my favorite times are when my wife and I are siting on our bed talking through our dreams and desires. Getting to hear my beautiful bride talk about the conversations she's had with friends, the newest woven wrap that has caught her eye or the adorable/terrifying things our children have done throughout the day brings joy to my heart. I love hearing about the things that make her tick. That time where the kids are in bed and the cell phones are put aside are critical to a healthy marriage. It's in this intimate time...

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Marriage Through The Hard Times

What do you do when your marriage is crumbling? We've all seen the broken husband, the overbearing wife, the demanding father, the perfectionist mother and the bickering couple. We can see the tangible effect of a breaking marriage on the faces of every child who has to go through it. We may hear here is hope for the couples who struggle through the hard times but what can we do to keep afloat? We come from different backgrounds, grew up with differing family dynamics and all have our own emotional "baggage" that is brought in to...

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