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How to Create an Uncommon Marriage

In his book, Uncommon Marriage, Tony Dungy writes about the time his family prepared to move to Florida. He had just accepted the head coaching job for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  It was an exciting time, but also a stressful time in their marriage…a new job and another move.  Coach Dungy shares how they overcame this challenge…“We talked, walked, prayed, and tried to stay connected.”  Using these four ideas, we...
Feb 10, 2021 / General

Ed Thomas: A Story of Forgiveness

Most of us can forgive small stuff...but what about the big things that cause us great pain?  Ed Thomas was a caring husband, a good dad, and a highly respected man in his community.  After decades of coaching his football team, Ed was awarded the coveted NFL High School Coach of the Year in 2005.  Four years later, a former student walked into the school locker room, pulled out his gun and unloaded seven bullets...
Feb 09, 2021 / Character

Your Kids and True Greatness

According to parenting expert Dr. Tim Kimmel, it’s pushing them toward a “successful” future. Wait a minute, you say, what’s wrong with wanting my children to be successful? Well, it all depends upon how you define success. If it’s all about wealth, beauty, power and fame, you’re setting your kids up for an empty, self-centered existence. Instead, Kimmel says, teach your children the virtues and values of true...
Feb 08, 2021 / General

Marriage and Loneliness

Maybe you’re lonely because your spouse is never home.  Maybe they’re at home but still very distant…you’re searching for intimacy with your soul-mate, craving their companionship.  What can you do when you’re feeling so far away from your spouse?  First, communicate your need to your spouse in a non-confrontational and non-accusatory manner.  Let them know that you love them and want to spend time with them. ...
Feb 05, 2021 / General

Be Present, Not Balanced: Stop Trying to Live a Well-Balanced Life

So-called work-life balance is a myth. People search for it, but never find it.  So stop worrying about achieving that balance and start striving to be present. Think about these three Ps that will help you to be more focused on being present for your family.  First, prioritize. When you step back and look at how you spend your time, you’ll realize that some things like your favorite television show just aren’t as...
Feb 04, 2021 / Relationships and Communication

10 Things Wives Want to Hear from Husbands

Yesterday we talked about what a husband wants to hear from his wife.  Today we’ll talk about the 10 things wives want to hear from their husbands.  So men, here’s what you can say.  Number one… “Thanks for all you do for our family.”  Number two… “You are a great mom and wife.”  Three… “Let me do that for you.”  Four… “I love you so much.”  Be sure to tell your wife the rest of the 10 things wives want to hear...
Feb 03, 2021 / Husbands

10 Things Husbands Want to Hear from Wives

Well, maybe you’re not saying what he wants to hear.  What your husband craves are words of praise and validation from the most important person in his life.  There are 10 things your husband wants to hear from you.  Number one… “I love being your wife.”  Number two… “You’re an outstanding father.”  Three… “I’m really attracted to you.  You are the Man!”  Four… “I really respect the decision you made.”  For the...
Feb 02, 2021 / Wives

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