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  In Confession: I Am a Porcupine, I shared with you how I can be a real porcupine at times, especially with my family and at work. Maybe you read that blog and realized that someone you love, or even you, can sometimes be a porcupine too. Porcupines do have a tender side, but these temperamental […]

7 Common Trigger Points That Make People Prickly

In Confession: I Am a Porcupine, I shared with you how I can be a real porcupine at times, especially with my family and at work. Maybe you read that blog and realized that someone you love, or even you, can sometimes be a porcupine too. Porcupines do have a tender side, but these temperamental […]

When my daughters were young, it was easy to be their hero. All I had to do was carry them around the house on my shoulders, read them their favorite story, or play with them in the yard. But as my daughters have grown up, I’ve found that my relationships with them aren’t so simple. […]

#048 5 Ways to Be Your Daughter's Hero

When my daughters were young, it was easy to be their hero. All I had to do was carry them around the house on my shoulders, read them their favorite story, or play with them in the yard. But as my daughters have grown up, I’ve found that my relationships with them aren’t so simple. […]

After 22 years of marriage, I’ve learned a few things.  I’ve learned that these 5 C’s are important to have a healthy marriage. Now, I can’t tell you I do all of these things well, but I can tell you that I work hard at them. 1. Combine. When a man and woman get […]

5 C's of a Healthy Marriage

After 22 years of marriage, I’ve learned a few things. I’ve learned that these 5 C’s are important to have a healthy marriage. Now, I can’t tell you I do all of these things well, but I can tell you that I work hard at them. 1. Combine. When a man and woman get […]

Something like "how many times do I have to tell you" or "why can't you ever listen to me" was welling up in my soul and I had to work hard to push it down. Have you ever felt that way? Believe it or not, there is a way to help your children be more successful at listening and then doing what is asked of them!

How to Get Your Child to Listen

Something like "how many times do I have to tell you" or "why can't you ever listen to me" was welling up in my soul and I had to work hard to push it down. Have you ever felt that way? Believe it or not, there is a way to help your children be more successful at listening and then doing what is asked of them!

  Susan and I learned a lot of good things about parenting adult children from our own parents. Looking back, Susan and I agree that they did this very well with us. So we hope that we can build on what they taught us as we move into a season of parenting our five adult […]

4 Things I’ve Learned About Parenting Adult Children

Susan and I learned a lot of good things about parenting adult children from our own parents. Looking back, Susan and I agree that they did this very well with us. So we hope that we can build on what they taught us as we move into a season of parenting our five adult […]

We are more connected in our social media saturated culture than ever before. The ability to talk with hundreds and thousands of people is easier than ever.  Yet, ironically, the art of conversation is dying.  We need a revolution in our homes to improve conversations, starting with our spouses. For example, every day my newsfeed is filled with folks from all walks of life incapable of discussing ideas, politics, religion, or sports without breaking down into bumper sticker slogans and…

5 Tips to Improve Conversations with Your Spouse

We are more connected in our social media saturated culture than ever before. The ability to talk with hundreds and thousands of people is easier than ever. Yet, ironically, the art of conversation is dying. We need a revolution in our homes to improve conversations, starting with our spouses. For example, every day my newsfeed is filled with folks from all walks of life incapable of discussing ideas, politics, religion, or sports without breaking down into bumper sticker slogans and…

  When I tell Susan I’m going to change the way I drive, I can envision exactly what that looks like…it’s driving slower and smoother. And I’m fine making that change…the change itself is no big deal to me…it’s easy. But getting there, well, that’s another story. That’s why so many well-intentioned husbands and wives […]

Change is Easy, Getting There Isn’t

When I tell Susan I’m going to change the way I drive, I can envision exactly what that looks like…it’s driving slower and smoother. And I’m fine making that change…the change itself is no big deal to me…it’s easy. But getting there, well, that’s another story. That’s why so many well-intentioned husbands and wives […]

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