Around this time of year the warm weather starts to return. Everything begins to bloom, which fills the air with pollen. Unfortunately, all of that pollen can jump start allergies giving us cold symptoms, such as sore throats and coughing. These things can keep us from enjoying the new beautiful weather. Bad habits are an awful lot like allergies.
Lauren and I have been married for almost thirty-four years now. Over that time we have created a lot of memories. We have supported and encouraged one another. Sometimes that has been easy, while other times it has been a choice. Plenty of our marriage has been spent working out our differences, but in the […]
You may be there. Things at home are cold. There is a tension in the air. You and your wife have been fighting for a long time. Feelings of hopelessness or even bitterness can quickly come flooding in. The last thing you want to do at the end of a hard day is sit in […]
When you Google cheating, you come up with a lot of websites that will help you do it. That tells a lot about our society. On your wedding day, cheating is the farthest thing from your mind. You may even think We love each other. That will never happen to us. It’s important to realize that none […]
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” -Mother Teresa I know I am guilty of becoming busy and not showing my wife, Lauren, how much I love and appreciate her. She knows I do and I could easily rely on that. The problem is that […]
A few years back, during a press conference preceding a playoff game, a reporter asked me what I had done Friday afternoon to prepare—presumably for the game. But Friday afternoons during the season have always been personal time for us as a staff. I learned from Chuck Noll that you don’t change your schedule just […]
It’s natural for married couples to have disagreements from time to time. Lauren and I frequently have “discussions” on whose opinion is right. If you find yourself arguing with your wife, there are some boundaries you should set so you don’t make matters worse and ruin your relationship.
The less distance you have in your relationship, the better. But sometimes work, school, or life situations dictate the need for a long-distance relationship. No relationship is easy, especially a long-distance one, but all hope is not lost if this is a possibility for you. Long-distance relationships, even long-distance marriages, can work, but you […]
Think back to when you first fell in love with your wife. You couldn’t get enough of her, and your heart was going 100 miles per hour. To me it is very similar to a football game. Learn how from Chapter 11 of mine and Lauren’s new book, Uncommon Marriage. “I compare it (marriage) to […]
“If I had to name the number one thing that got our marriage off to a great start, it was finding the right church home. It provided a really solid foundation for us as a newlywed couple. At Bethany, we established the habit of spending time talking about God – and to God – together. […]