Equipping Christian Men for Richer Relationships

Tag: Marriage

  • We are a Mess

    We are a Mess

    We recognize we aren’t perfect. Let’s just love each other anyway.

  • A Message from your Wife

    A Message from your Wife

    My Dear Husband, I want to be loved really well. I have one husband and one marriage. I want my relationship to be great!

  • What Kind of Marriage do YOU Want?

    What Kind of Marriage do YOU Want?

    Marriage is a wonderful and difficult relationship. To have a great marriage, you must keep learning yourself and your wife. And, you must address weak areas with change and growth. Today’s blog is about vision. What kind of marriage do you want?

  • To Be Known

    To Be Known

    The marriage journey is where you truly learn and know someone. It could be described as a miracle that through it all, your love grows richer and deeper.

  • Treasure From the Lord

    Treasure From the Lord

    The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord. – Proverbs 18:22

  • Dear Spouse,

    Dear Spouse,

    Dear Spouse, Can you please help feed my soul? Life is full of struggles. And, I’m tired. I’ve asked God for help and he’s a great source of comfort. But, can you also, please help feed my soul? These are the things that fill me. Nurture me. Comfort me. Celebrate with me. Be pleased with…

  • Great Marriages

    Great Marriages

    For a great marriage you need progress in three important areas. 1 . A VISION- Can you visualize your spouse being your best friend? You and your wife playing like two children with a secret. You giggle, hold hands and explore the world together. Over time she becomes the most important person on the planet.…

  • Four Drivers

    Four Drivers

    In the book, The Coaching Habit, author, Michael B. Stanier outlines four drivers. He states, there are four drivers that your brain uses to determine relationship involvement and teamwork. (I’m borrowing his four drivers to discuss marriage.) T – Tribe E – Expectations R – Rank A – Autonomy (I’m going to be using my…

  • Don’t Be A Burden

    Don’t Be A Burden

    Here is ONE, big reason a husband might not make an emotional connection to his wife. “I do not want to burden her.” This statement includes a thought and a belief for emotional survival. Where does this thought originate? Part One Growing up, Mom’s life was hard. Mom and dad fought. I saw mom grieve,…

  • It’s an Odd Thing

    It’s an Odd Thing

    It’s an odd thing! Have you noticed how two opposite people always seem to get married? You have one interested, motivated, emotional-connector. And, that person marries a disinterested, unmotivated, emotional-disconnector. It all starts fine. But several years into the relationship the emotional-connector starts to wonder, “Why is this relationship still so shallow?” It’s usually the…

  • Vulnerability builds Trust

    Vulnerability builds Trust

    Patrick Lencioni, best-selling author and speaker, made this statement. “Vulnerability builds trust.” I’d like to expand on his statement. In marriage, if a husband opens up and is vulnerable. (by expressing a flaw.) And, if his wife responds with kindness, mercy and acceptance. Then, a foundation of trust starts to develop. (The opposite is also…

  • Three areas of Life

    Three areas of Life

    Chad Warner, addiction counselor, was speaking recently. He said, “You must work on three areas of your life. The three areas include; Spiritual Care, Self Care, and Marital Care.” Here’s my take on those three areas. Spiritual Care We are spiritual beings. We need a spiritual program. That program must explain life, death, purpose and…