When was the last time?

When was the last time?

When was the last time you grabbed your wife or husband and pulled them close and wrapped your arms around them and told them how much they mean to you? When was the last time you walked hand in hand together and talked about anything other than the kids or your job, or what your… Read more

New Year, New Relationships: 7 Tips to Make Connection Easier

New Year, New Relationships: 7 Tips to Make Connection Easier

Did you spend time with family and friends this holiday season? Many of us do. If you’re like me, it may be the only time in the whole year when all of you spend time together. You probably hoped and planned, perhaps traveled, and certainly invested time in being together. Were you looking for connection?… Read more

To keep the flame alive, come back to the altar

To keep the flame alive, come back to the altar

Falling in love is easy. We can do that with our eyes closed (and according to divorce statistics, we often do). But keeping a love relationship alive and thriving throughout all of the chaos of having babies and raising children and just trying to pay the bills every month is pretty dang difficult. In my… Read more

How to be a Better Husband: Find Common Ground

How to be a Better Husband: Find Common Ground

People grow apart. It’s as natural as people growing closer – they develop different interests, have different time or money demands, or they may begin cultivating new habits or dropping old habits. And in friendships, this may not ever be a concern, as we’re much more likely to still retain a friendship even if it’s… Read more

3 Tips to Keep Your Marriage Alive

3 Tips to Keep Your Marriage Alive

When my best friend found out that her husband had an affair, her life just shattered. Of course, the sympathy goes out to her; but marriage is a two-way street—there must have been a bump along the way which made her husband take an illegal detour. I’m not making any excuses for her partner’s infidelity,… Read more

How to be a Better Husband: See the Big Picture

How to be a Better Husband: See the Big Picture

Sometimes focusing on the details is a good thing in a relationship, and a great skill to have, and sometimes it’s more of a distraction or a liability for us. When we get unbalanced, and can’t see the forest because there are too many trees in the way, it’s time to zoom out. There can… Read more

How to be a Better Husband: Touch Her

How to be a Better Husband: Touch Her

[This is the latest in a series I started called How to be a Better Husband, in which I take what doesn’t work in a relationship, turn it upside down and then apply it back to the marriage (along with my two cents). Because we aren’t really from Mars or Venus. We’re just humans who… Read more

Why Having Sex With Your Wife is More Important than Ever

Why Having Sex With Your Wife is More Important than Ever

Being in a relationship is an extremely challenging experience, yet also one of the most fulfilling. There are times when we find ourselves on top of the world, because our relationship with our wife is strong and close and supportive right then. And there are other times when we experience the reverse – we’re in… Read more