The Saddest Story in the Bible

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“Love must be learned, and learned again and again and again; there is no end to it.  Hate needs no instruction, but waits only to be provoked.” –Katherine Anne Porter   No one falls in love because it’s the smart, practical thing to do.  One of the more tragic love stories of the Bible is [Read More...]

How Past Relationship Wounds Kill Your New One

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The average person is prone to bring past relationship wounds into their current relationships.  These are particularly destructive because our current partner has no idea what you are talking about or where you are coming from.  So for instance, if a past spouse cheated on you, we often distrust all future spouses.  It’s important to [Read More...]

Through a Daughter’s Tears

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Better Dads and Vancouver Courageous Dad (CVD) partnered to host the 1st Annual Father-Daughter Conference this past weekend in Portland, OR.  This event was for girls age 12 and older and their fathers.  The program was based loosely on my book, That’s My Girl: How a Father’s Love Protects and Empowers His Daughter.  The purpose [Read More...]

How do we Teach Boys Courage?

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The need to take risks in order to feel alive, to do the impossible, to face one’s fears and not back down is present in the warrior heart of every boy and man. But too often our culture teaches boys that this drive is bad or unnatural. We punish boys for being too aggressive, too [Read More...]

When Fathers Love Their Daughters

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Fathers have an incredible influence (positive or negative) on nearly every aspect of their daughter’s life. A father sets a fundamental role model for his daughter regarding the qualities she looks for in a man and the standards she maintains in her relationships. He is the first man in her life and models how a [Read More...]

Why Meeting Your Wife’s Needs are Important

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Women have different needs than men do.  And some of them might seem trivial to the other.  To my mind my wife seems to be overly sensitive towards bathroom odors, but that’s just the way women are. One thing to keep in mind is that we are able to give to others out of our [Read More...]

How Marriage Heals Wounds

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The wounds that we receive to our heart and soul can either cripple us or motivate us to accomplish great things in life.  Undoubtedly they are one of the biggest obstacles to having a healthy relationship.  Our wounds determine the way we respond to things that are said to us and how we treat others [Read More...]

Want a Good Marriage? Share Your Rules

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Several years ago I was on a speaking tour of Texas with my wife when what has become known as the infamous “San Antonio Incident” occurred.  One day we stopped in downtown San Antonio and stayed at a wonderful hotel across the street from The Alamo.  Later that evening we took a leisurely stroll hand-in-hand [Read More...]


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