10 Ways to Improve Your Marriage

Marriage is not an easy thing but is often treated as such. I think we often get it in our minds that the hard work is done. We won her affection, now we just get to sit back and reap the rewards of married life. This mindset is not only foolish but ultimately dangerous as the divorce rate in America loudly suggests. Continue reading

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In the line of work that my wife and I do (we are house parents at a group home facility), we see many children that are falling through the cracks in life. In eight years as house parents, we have housed over seventy kids for reasons that vary from neglect to truancy to abuse. Not every parent that has brought their kids to us have been neglectful. Many of them are wonderful parents who have just lost control of their homes and are looking for help. Continue reading

Father’s Day: A measure of success

What would I have to accomplish in life to really feel like I am winning? Do I need to be extremely wealthy? Do I need to have fifteen kids? Do I need to own an island? What is the goal? Personally, I feel like a successful man is one who is living beyond his next paycheck. It is that guy who’s children’s needs are being met. A successful dude is taking care of the emotional, spiritual and physical needs of his wife. If I am meeting these goals, I am winning at life. Continue reading

The Rainy Day Blues

The vast majority of Americans today, would have trouble keeping it together if someone in their home became unemployed. I read a report recently stating that most households wouldn’t even be able to scrape together $400 to cover the cost of replacing their tires. We are told over and over to save money and prepare for a rainy day. However, most of America has not taken this advice or have found themselves in situations that prevent this. Continue reading

The Early Bird

You know, there’s that old saying, the early bird gets the worm, that people often use to express how productive it is to get up early and start your day before everyone else. It is not exactly that we want the worm necessarily but the lesson there is simple. Get up early, before everyone else, and reap the benefits of a full day’s work. Continue reading

Nail Those Writing Skills Down

One of the most important skills that an aspiring writer needs to master is the ability to write something that someone else wants to read. This seems like a no-brainer. However, the difference between a piece of content that someone actually reads, comments on and shares, and a piece of content that ends up being passed over is often found in how well the article is written.  Continue reading