I recently sat down with a young husband in my office and he began to tell me a story about how he had been caught by his wife after he’d had some very inappropriate and sexually explicit text message exchanges with a woman at his workplace. His wife had sensed something was going on, because he has been subconsciously pulling away from his wife emotionally and physically as he was giving more and more thought to this other woman. (For… Read more

I recently wrote a post about the things every husband desires from his wife, which generated a lot of discussion, and many have asked for a follow up addressing those things wives desire and deserve from their husbands. Since I’m a guy, I’m clearly not any kind of expert on what women think or desire, so I asked my amazing wife, Ashley (who was the inspiration behind the first post), and she gave me some very wise insights to share with you…. Read more

I opened my inbox and saw the first line of his message, “Is oral sex a sin?” The man went on to say that he and his wife had both enjoyed giving and receiving oral sex as a way to express their love and to experience the unique pleasure of giving pleasure in such an intimate way to each other. He was writing to me because this enjoyable aspect of their sex life which had always been part of their… Read more

I have a confession to make…When I was young, I thought reading was boring. That’s right, I’m an author who used to hate reading. I would have rather been doing almost anything else with my time. The older I get, the more I realize that reading (more than almost anything else) has helped me grow, connected me to new worlds, stretched my thinking and benefited my life in a myriad of ways. In our fast-paced, modern world, it can be… Read more

Most of my New Year’s resolutions fail, because a goal without a disciplined plan is just wishful thinking. I’ll want to lose a few pounds, but I won’t want to give up my daily ice cream habit. I will want to save more money, but I also want to keep spending money at the current rate and buying a $5 latte every time I drive past a Starbucks. I’ve learned the hard way that wanting something isn’t enough to bring… Read more

The most important gift you can give your children is to help them know with confidence that they are loved! The most important lesson you can teach your kids is to help them discover what “love” really means. I wrote this little children’s poem as a bedtime story you can read to your kids to let them know how much you love them. I hope this makes a positive impact in your family! “When I Tell You that I Love You” By:… Read more

Have you ever come to a crossroads in your life where the road behind you is full of disappointment, the road ahead is full of uncertainty and you’re not sure which way to go next? My friend Alice found herself there recently. Her journey and her faith has inspired me and she has graciously and courageously shared her story below as a way to help others. Her words will touch your heart and challenge you to see your own struggles with… Read more

“Life is busy, but overall, it’s pretty good. My job is going well. Kids are great. My marriage is pretty much dead.” He said those ominous words, “…my marriage is pretty much dead,” without changing his tone or his expression in between bites of chips and salsa. I was meeting my friend for a long overdue lunch to catch up. We’re both in the same busy season of life trying to juggle careers, young kids, marriage and all the other… Read more

A few days ago, I had the privilege of being interviewed by Jon Weece for an upcoming episode of the new Locker Room Podcast (which is an incredible resource for men). Jon asked me a lot of very insightful questions, but one question in particular is something I’ve continued to ponder days later. He asked, “What are the most important things a young man should do to prepare for marriage someday?” As an advocate for stronger marriages, I’m often writing and speaking about what we should… Read more

My wife Ashley is great at giving thoughtful and unique gifts, but every Christmas she tells me that I’m hard to shop for. I’ve heard this same frustration from many other wives talking about their own husbands. There are only so many years you can get a guy Old Spice, after all! Especially if you’ve been married for awhile, it can be hard to find new ways to surprise your husband with a gift he’ll actually love. Every man is different,… Read more

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