Boundaries Make Boys into Men

This past season, several high-profile college head football and basketball coaches have been vilified and lost their jobs due to the perception that they harshly enforced disciplinary methods upon a player or players in their program. I’m not defending these coaches’ methods as I do not know the situation, but here’s what I do know. [Read More...]

Symbols of Glory–Why They Matter

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All men have a yearning for greatness, for significance. We want to know we came from a noble heritage or lineage. My great-grandfather, Olaf Landsverk, immigrated to this country from Norway in 1916 as a teenager. Because we come from a Scandinavian bloodline, my son likes to think he is descended from Vikings. He likes [Read More...]

Daddy’s Girl (part 2)

That's My Girl

Part two of this article looks at the incredible potential fathers have to influence the choices their daughters make.  This significant paternal influence was illustrated to me very powerfully recently.  The other day my teenage daughter was watching a modeling program on television.  On this episode, as part of their training, the young women hoping [Read More...]

Daddy’s Girl (part 1)

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In anticipation of Father’s Day the following is Part 1 of a two-part article on the effect of father’s on daughters. Fathers have an incredible influence (positive or negative) on nearly every aspect of their daughter’s lives.  Recently I read a chapter from the book, Silent War, by Henry J. Rogers.  In this chapter the [Read More...]

How Marriage Heals Wounds

Becoming Your Spouses Other Half

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...]

A Marriage That Lasts

Becoming Your Spouses Other Half

What if God didn’t design marriage to be “easier”? What if God had an end in mind that went beyond our happiness, our comfort, and our desire to be infatuated and happy as if the world were a perfect place? –Gary Thomas, Sacred Marriage   One of the greatest fallacies we buy into is that [Read More...]

How to Get More Sex From Your Marriage

Becoming Your Spouses Other Half

I was recently asked to speak at a large men’s conference. Besides speaking from the main stage I was scheduled to give two breakout sessions. One of the breakout sessions was on the topic of my newest book, Becoming Your Spouse’s Better Half. Upon arriving at the venue I discovered from the participant guide that [Read More...]


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