Category Archives: marriage

Keep the Long View

Even the best of marriages go through seasons of highs and lows. Feelings can swing from being crazy about your partner to having your partner drive you crazy. That’s natural. The key is to maintaina long-term perspective and not let … Continue reading

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Dominance & Complacency

There’s something I’ve come to observe in most marriages. There is typically a more dominant personality, and a more submissive one. This does not seem to be gender driven at all as the roles vary from couple to couple. And … Continue reading

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Intentionality

Ok. When it comes to creating and maintaining a Shocking Marriage, the key is Intentionality. That’s it. It’s really that simple. Think about it. We get better at those things in life that we are intentional about. If you want … Continue reading

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Should we Minimize Weddings?

I came across some interesting statistics the other day. As of 2016, the average cost of a wedding in the United States was just under $27,000 and took about 14 months to plan. That’s probably no surprise to anyone that … Continue reading

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Marriage is like lawn care…

In the last few months I have had three or four couples (in or around my social circles) that are in serious trouble. In each case, one partner in the marriage has walked out on the other and declared that … Continue reading

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Appreciate the Little Things

My wife and kids have been gone for a week.  It’s funny, I travel quite a bit for work and have for the bulk of my career.  When I’m away from home, I miss everybody, but I’m typically so busy … Continue reading

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Mentoring Your Kid’s Marriage

Our two oldest sons are both married, one for eighteen months, the other a year longer.  It has been nothing short of fascinating to observe them in their respective marriages.  Watching them work through issues, grow closer together, and establish … Continue reading

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