Why Males and Females Can’t Communicate (part 1)

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Males and females communicate differently.  Even the way they communicate when they use the same words are different.  For instance, there’s a difference between male time and female time.  When I ask my wife how long until she’s ready to go someplace, she’ll often say, “Oh, about five minutes.”  Five minutes to me means five [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...]

What Christian women really, really want

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These stunning survey results give us a clue as to why Christianity is so rapidly changing into a family-centered faith; why Christian culture is feminizing; and why the gender gap in many denominations continues to grow. [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...]

Sex Ain’t Love–But it’s Better If You’re Married!

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Sex isn’t love.  You can have sex and not be in love (men and women do it all the time).  Just because you sleep with someone does not mean you are in love with them.  And guys (in case you were wondering) sleeping with a lot of different women does not make you a man. [Read More...]


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