Usually we think of a marriage retreat as an event where couples are taught principles for a successful marriage and do things that will improve it.  There is another type of retreat that may offer even more benefit to your home. This type of retreat only includes you and your spouse. This marriage retreat allows… Read more »

I am not sure when it began, but it appears that American politics has evolved into a “gotcha” environment. I began to recognize it during the administration of Bill Clinton when the Republicans were investigating one matter but eventually found themselves pursuing something completely different. A massive amount of money, energy and effort were spent… Read more »

National politics seems to have created a nation of critics. If someone has a different idea we feel obligated to criticize instead of analyzing it. Our political parties have become so divisive that we feel the need to criticize the other party even when we agree with what is being proposed. With a new party… Read more »

People often respond to bad news from a doctor by looking for a second opinion or they look for a second opinion when they are doubting their own view of something. But just any second opinion is not always helpful. Only an informed second opinion can be useful. Just taking the opinion of someone that… Read more »

(Part four follow up to 4 Things Required For A Successful Marriage) On your wedding day, you and your soon-to-be-spouse stand together in front of friends and family with hopes, plans and dreams of a beautiful future together. Typically, you will have spent enormous amounts of time, money and energy to make this day as perfect… Read more »

(Part 3 follow up to 4 Things Required For A Successful Marriage) There is much debate in the world about who should or can have sex, where or when it is appropriate or what age is too young. I do believe there are some healthy guidelines for each of these topics and there are times when… Read more »

(part 2 of 4 Things Required For A Successful Marriage)   Everyone loves to receive compliments. We appreciate someone noticing a quality we have or something we have done and then offering uplifting words about it. Though we enjoy receiving compliments, very few of us are intentional about giving them. We either forget to offer… Read more »

(Part 1 follow up to 4 Things Required For A Successful Marriage) Media and medical reports highlighting the shortening attention span seem to be everywhere. From identifying and treating disorders such as Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), to studies that report the average attention span of adults is under three minutes,… Read more »

I read a story about a husband and wife. One day he asked his wife, “What do you want for your birthday?” She said, “I’d like to be six again.” Okay. When her birthday came, early that morning he woke her up. They got in the car and he drove her to a local theme… Read more »