Can Marriage Today Still Last a Lifetime?

Becoming Your Spouses Other Half

Marriage today seems less binding than a cell phone contract.  A significant percentage of first marriages now fail.  An even greater percentage of second marriages do not last either.  As if the challenges of a first marriage weren’t tough enough, anyone who has been in a blended family will tell you about the myriad of [Read More...]

A Father’s Protection

That's My Teenage Son

There is an old legend regarding the Cherokee Indian youth’s Rite of Passage. When a boy is ready to become a man, the father takes his son into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a tree stump the entire night and not remove the blindfold until the [Read More...]

The Kind of Person I Yearn to Be

Becoming Your Spouses Other Half

As a new year dawns it is a perfect opportunity to have a fresh slate and become the kind of person we want to be.  But our past and our self-destructive behavior are frequently our own worst enemy. One of the challenges I notice many people face is the lack of mental self-discipline.  This often [Read More...]

Merry Christmas!

It is my great wish and prayer that each of you and your families will be blessed with a peace that surpasses all understanding, and that you will have an abundance of life heaped upon you that goes even beyond your most treasured dreams.  May God bless you,     MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY HOLIDAYS [Read More...]

Boys and Elephants

A number of years ago there was a problem with the elephant herds on a game preserve in Africa.  Because they were protected, the herds were growing to such a size that they were destroying the countryside and even farm crops in a search for food.  The local experts decided that the way to control [Read More...]

Who Are You Influencing?

I recently read a book titled, “teacher” The Henrietta Mears Story, by Marcus Brotherton.  In the Introduction section, Brotherton is describing the influence Donald Miller’s highly successful book, Blue Like Jazz, had on his friend’s widow shortly after he had passed away.  He talks about our simple and small influence in people’s lives being so [Read More...]

Expectations Make the Man

Oftentimes the expectations we have for our children have a tendency to come to fruition.  With that in mind it is important we have high expectations for our boys.  We should strive to have them aspire to greatness.  Why not exhort them to aspire to greatness?  The rule of thumb in the business world is [Read More...]

Perpetuating the Cycle

Fatherless boys tend to follow in the footsteps modeled for them, perpetuating fatherlessness onto future generations.  Here is a fairly simple illustration of just one way this manifests itself using very broad generalizations.  When boys are raised only by women they grow up learning the communication style of women.  They use more words, they speak [Read More...]


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