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  • Blog Post: Romancing Mom

    One of the greatest takeaways for me from the Dad 2.0 Summit is meeting other like-minded and like-hearted individuals like Adam Elrod of Cool Dads. We had some great conversations at the Summit as well as since then through email. You see the "Power of Dad" is no longer just in the home and...
  • Blog Post: Dad Matters to His Wife

    Yesterday and today, we have the pleasure of having guest blogs from our Daily Broadcast guest, Nina Roesner. Nina is the author of The Respect Dare . One thing many men don’t realize is that putting effort into their fathering has a positive impact on their marriage. My husband encouraged our...
  • Blog Post: The Covenant of Love

    On October 28, 1995 I stood in front of family and friends and said, “I do” to my wife, Karen. A few months later for her birthday I wrote her a poem entitled, “The Covenant of Love.” I want to share that with you. The Covenant of Love A commitment of faith is what I...
  • Blog Post: I Don’t Know Anything About Being a Dad

    A year ago, a friend of mine on Twitter - who I knew and trusted in real life - told me I needed to go follow a guy named Matt Brown. I put a lot of stock into the advice of my closest friends so I went and checked out Matt’s profile. The first thing I noticed was this perfectly gleaming smile...
  • Blog Post: Hello, My Name is...

    My wife and I were traveling somewhere - the destination I don’t remember, but I clearly remember the conversation. Karen was talking about the moral failure of a pastor where she used to attend church. The pastor was looking at pornography, which led to an affair, which led to the breakdown...
  • Blog Post: How Marriages Are Like Mountains

    Earlier this month, I had the extreme joy to officiate the wedding of one of my best friends, Jay, and his wife Melissa. First off, I'm not an ordained minister but it's amazing what you can get on the internet with only a name and an email address. Anyway... The beauty of the scenery...
  • Blog Post: Put Your Relationship on the Calendar

    Some guys go all out on Valentine’s Day – or maybe that was just you – with a wallet-busting dinner filled with foods nobody can pronounce, a hotel suite with in-room spa and mariachi band, and creative surprises like a blimp ride or a serenade from a singing monkey. The thing...
  • Blog Post: Remain United in the World of Technology

    Does your phone, computer or tablet get in the way of your marriage and family? You know what I mean. You’re having a “conversation” with your wife and simultaneously checking email, a sports headline or Facebook. Or, you’re “playing” with your kids, but your eyes...
  • Blog Post: Barriers

    I have a pretty big confession to make. One thing God has recently been telling me about my relationship with my spouse is this: “I’m doing something unique in every person’s life. Your wife included. Get out of the way.” I am guilty of creating barriers that interfere...
  • Blog Post: Leave A Lasting Impression

    My wife, Karen, and I had only been married for two years when we took a job as houseparents for a group of 10 middle and high school girls. Basically, we became their surrogate parents. Sure, we were still essentially newlyweds at the time, but knew this place and this home was where God wanted...
  • Blog Post: I Love My Wife (And I Want My Boys to Know It!)

    One of the fun things I get to do throughout the year is travel around the country, speaking and teaching about marriage and healthy relationships. This past weekend I was able to teach at a marriage retreat with my wife, speak at multiple church services and at a Christian university chapel –...
  • Blog Post: What Will You Say … When You Give Your Daughter Away?

    I have three daughters. So, over the years, I’ve thought about what I will say to their future grooms as I’m giving each daughter away. I certainly don’t have any words written at this point, but someone recently sent me a link to a video with the best “give your daughter...
  • Blog Post: Who's in Charge?

    A recent tweet from a popular toy company got them in hot water with fathers. Playskool tweeted, “Does Dad ever have a day where he's in charge?” The question created a firestorm on Twitter. (I find it interesting how quickly we are offended.) Playskool responded to the criticism...
  • Blog Post: Extending Grace

    Have you ever given your loved one a gift that they interpreted completely the wrong way? Unfortunately, I have suffered through a couple of those blunders. I still swear that I had the right intentions … Recently, I handled a similar situation rather well. At least, I think I did. ...
  • Blog Post: What's Right with You?

    The first year of marriage for Tearrah and I was tough. Effective communication was difficult to establish. Unforeseen medical difficulties affected Tearrah, and I struggled to strike a balance between work and being newly married. These matters led to us establishing a negative pattern of communication...
  • Blog Post: Dad Matters Answers

    Teaching Our Boys Responsibility (While Keeping Mom Happy) Question: I try to teach my son a sense of discipline and faithfulness to duty and commitment, but my wife often discourages this, saying I am being too hard. How do I do what I think should be done, yet also honor my wife’s perspective...