10 Steps to Winning Back Your Estranged Wife

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Blown it? Here’s what you do. [Read more...]

Letter From an Atheist Man Married to a Christian Woman

What’s it like being an atheist man married to an atheist woman? [Read more...]

Lovely Mexicans Up the Block; Married by a Gay Pastor Ken Doll; 29 Big Ones Today

My wife Cat and I got married twenty-nine years ago today. We got married on a Sunday. But today is Monday. Can you imagine getting married on a Monday? What a total way to tell the world that you expect your marriage to be something you just drag your butt out of bed every morning [Read More...]

“Then What Is Love To You, Anyway?” (From “All In … Almost”)

(More material I’ve written for my aborning book, All In … Almost.) I was twenty-three years old [when I got married]. As I write this, I am either fifty-one or fifty-two. (Maybe this will be the momentary uncertainty that for once in my life compells me to do some math! Maybe not.) As anyone who [Read More...]

The Moment I Met My Wife

When I saw my wife for the first time, I leaned against a wall for support. She had just turned in my direction after stepping off the elevator at the far end of the otherwise unoccupied dorm floor hallway in which I was standing like the Scarecrow with dropsy. I was twenty years old, and drunk. It [Read More...]

Top 10 Tips For Becoming a Better Husband

Thirty years of being married has taught me these ten things any man can do to make himself a better husband. Tip number one? Embrace your wrongness. [Read more...]

Married and Facebooking an ex?

If you’re single, the question of whether or not it’s okay to be Facebook friends with an ex has a simple answer: Who cares? You’re single. If you want to make yesterday’s ex today’s next with a text, be my guext. The world is your accept button! But you married people know that being FB [Read More...]

When Your Husband Derides Your Faith

In response to a recent post of mine entitled When You Love Someone Who Doesn’t Love Christ, a woman wrote me the following heartbreaking letter: John, I don’t believe that I happened across your blog by accident. I’m fairly new to the Christian journey, being a “recovering Catholic.” When my husband and I got married eight [Read More...]

My Wife and I Never, Ever Fight. I’m Too Close to God For Anything That Pedestrian.

A few people wrote to ask if a big fight between my wife Cat and me is what caused me to pen True Love: The Cruise Ship That Can’t Stay Afloat. I totally appreciate any concern ever shown me by any of my readers—it’s just the sweetest thing—but can you imagine? First you publish a [Read More...]

True Love: The Cruise Ship That Can’t Stay Afloat?

In the past, and particularly recently (with You Want Me To Emote About My Wife? Fine! Here It Is!), I’ve written about how in love I am with my wife Cat, and what a wonderful relationship we have and all that. But just to be clear:  I fully comprehend that while love can be a [Read More...]


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