Why You Chose Your Spouse

Did you ever wonder why you were attracted to the person you were, and why they were attracted to you? Not only that, but remember how exciting it was when you first met your spouse-to-be? Life was fun and you felt alive! What was that all about? Harville Hendrix, in his classic book Getting the [Read More...]

Why Naked Women Look So Good

Bill Perkins is one of my favorite authors. Not only is his prose a joy to read, but he also handles heavy topics with a light touch. His latest book, “Why Naked Women Look So Good,” exposes a subject men think about 24/7, but which feels unholy for us to discuss. Perkins handles this taboo [Read More...]

The 5 Most Important Dates to Have Before Getting Married

Gather ‘round boys, and listen in.   Some months back I introduced you to the wisdom of the late Crazy Ned Van der Meyer, an 88-year-old Holstein farmer living on a lushly plowed dirt patch in Custer, Washington.   Crazy Ned “dispensed advice to spare,” as folks say politely in these parts. Yet the bulk [Read More...]

Can Marriage Today Still Last a Lifetime?

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...]

The Kind of Person I Yearn to Be

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...]

A Man’s Stomach

Sometime a man’s stomach defines him. Take the other night, for example, when I ordered a pizza in a Cincinnati hotel after a weekend of speaking. My wife and I talked on the phone. “What are you doing?” “I just ordered a Dominos pizza, and I’m eating it here on the bed, watching Battleship.” “How’s [Read More...]

Avoiding Hallway Sex

Sex within a marriage carries a certain stigma: boring, redundant… lackluster. Maybe that’s why some women’s magazines and websites actually recommend affairs… to “spice up your marriage,” after all, “life is short.” Do many marriages eventually grow stagnant? Is there truth to this stereotype? How would you describe your sex life? How would your spouse? [Read More...]

A Guy’s Take on “What Your Husband Isn’t Telling You”

Mutual understanding and communication are the best way to strengthen a marriage. But what’s a wife to do if her husband won’t talk? It is no big secret that most men have difficulty understanding and expressing their feelings. It’s also no surprise that this frustrates women, who tend to be very good at getting in [Read More...]


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