Taking Responsibility: How to Deal with Moral Failure

The following information is a brief summary of some of the steps that a man should take to bring hidden things to the light. At a 4 Days 2 Freedom or Whatever It Takes Marriage Intensive, this is explained in detail and expounded upon for hours along with other steps...

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Three Pitfalls Every Dad Should Avoid – Part 3

Three Pitfalls Every Dad Should Avoid: (Part 3) How To Talk to Your Kids About Sexuality (Click here to read Part 1 and Part 2.) Talking about sexuality with our kids can be very challenging. For this blog, I’m not speaking about “the birds and the bees” or a how to...

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How To Honor Christmas All The Year

"I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year." - Charles Dickens What better way to "honor Christmas" than to play Christmas music year round? OCD... Yes! I have it, and I am proud of it. Obsessive Christmas Disorder. Jenny tells me that...

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Gratefulness, the Key to Joy!

As I sit here pondering the upcoming holiday week of Thanksgiving, I'm reminded of my precious friend Judy. Judy is the most grateful person I have ever met in my life and yet she has suffered more heartache and pain than most people I know. Judy grew up poor in a...

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Three Pitfalls Every Dad Should Avoid – Part 2

In a recent blog I was sharing some advice I would give to a new father. Three things came to mind and as I thought about it, I realized I would give this advice to any father. I combined the first two pieces in the first blog, but have held the third until now. It is...

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Life Lessons From a Dish Rag

While staying at my friend Pam’s home in North Carolina, I woke up one morning tired and groggy. As I rolled over, I glanced across the room at a small white and green dishtowel with the words printed on it “Hope Heals”. The towel had been placed over a window above...

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Three Pitfalls Every Dad Should Avoid – Part 1

Recently I was asked to give some advice to a new dad. As I pondered a response, I thought of three important things I would share with any father, not just a new father. I regret not learning these things early in my marriage. Unfortunately, I share these with you...

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Releasing Judgments

Would you like to change your relationship with someone for the better? If you do, then make sure you don't have judgments toward them.   Over the last year, one of the biggest breakthroughs Jenny and I experienced in our relationship, came as we dealt with...

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If You’re Not Perfect, Don’t Pretend To Be

Why do we spend so much effort trying to convince those around us we don't have any flaws? In 2002, after I came clean with Jenny it began to dawn on me that I had spent 39 years of my life pretending to be someone I was not. Was it fear of rejection or not being...

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Forgiveness vs. Reconciliation (Part 2)

As I sit here this morning pondering the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation, my mind goes to the eleven precious women I recently spent the weekend with at "4 Days 2 Hope". These women were there because they had someone in their life that had hurt them...

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