9 Struggles for Adult Children of Alcoholics

It is a universally understood truth that each person on the planet does not live in a vacuum. Every decision that you make has a ripple effect that impacts a plethora of people over a long stretch of time. Okay, maybe that is a little dramatic as many of our decisions probably do not affect anyone other than the individual. However, you get the point. We must be careful about the decisions that we make because we cannot be sure what long term effects they will have on those around us. Continue reading “9 Struggles for Adult Children of Alcoholics”


Zach’s Top 8 Money Management Tips

The more I read about finances, the more I have come to realize that there a really aren’t any quick fixes or secrets to success. The best way to go about handling your finances? Work as hard as you can to stay out of debt and put back your money into some investment. (I make a few suggestions for investment options in this post and also in this post) Continue reading “Zach’s Top 8 Money Management Tips”

Pure Religion Is This

We do not have sit by while families fall apart. We do not have to watch children fall into a system that sets them up for failure and even abuse. We have a Biblical mandate to provide for orphans and children in need. Recently, some friends of mine decided to start the adoption process for a little boy that has made his way into their hearts. This gives us a tremendous example of a way that we can impact a life. Continue reading “Pure Religion Is This”

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 “10 Ways to Improve Your Marriage”

Get Help

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 “Get Help”

Ten Budget Tips for Staying Cool This Summer

If you are anything like me, you absolutely love to have the house as cold as what is comfortably bearable at all times during the summer. However, it can become extremely expensive to do so and most people are then left attempting to find ways to keep their home cool while also saving a little bit of their money. Continue reading “Ten Budget Tips for Staying Cool This Summer”

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 “Father’s Day: A measure of success”

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 Rainy Day Blues”

Top 9 weirdest things to eat

One thing that I will never forget about my dad is his affection for weird foods. He would sit and eat jalapeno peppers by themselves and a jar at a time. He loved things like animal brains and testicles. If you pickled it, he would eat it (eggs, feet, sausage). Continue reading “Top 9 weirdest things to eat”