Freedom Was Readily Proclaimed, But Not Easily Granted

When I think of our country and its history, I think of the ideals we are still aiming toward and the process that has gotten us here.  America was born…

How To Face A Life-Changing Decision:

There I am.  Sitting with my firstborn.  We sat there for a good hour or two.  I remember that day clearly.  It was an afternoon in May, 2014. My wife…

God and Bumper Stickers

About four and a half years ago (August 9th, 2014 to be precise,) I was on the highway alone in my car yelling at God.  I wasn’t mad at him....

We Call It ‘Good Friday’ For A Reason

Good Friday. A day of betrayal, anguish, stress, anxiety, abandonment, slander, loneliness, abuse, injustice, and oppression. Yet, we call it good. On this day, Jesus faced accusers, detractors, and hate;...

A Relationship Black Hole: Stop The Vicious Cycle

There is a very unhealthy dynamic that can develop in a relationship: the idea that an unkind and unwanted action gives permission for retaliation in equal proportion. "You did this...

3 Ways To Reevaluate How You Communicate

Throughout the years, my wife and I have sat down with people in relationships to give them guidance and counsel. Sometimes with one party, other times with both individuals. In...

3 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Relationships

Have you ever witnessed an unhealthy relationship? Both parties have no respect for each other.  They often cast blame on the other person for things they are partially responsible.  There...

Be An Encourager

We live in a noisy world.  In that noise, there is an abundance of dissension, condescension, and negativity.  My advice for you today is very simple: Be an encourager.  We...