Today is my parents, 50th wedding anniversary!!! Wow! They made it to their golden wedding anniversary! I’m super excited, happy for them, and proud to be their son.
My wife and I’ve been married 13 years, and I think that is a pretty big accomplishment. But 50 years? That is nothing short of amazing.
Last week Stephana and I recorded our first interview for our new 7 Rings of Marriage Web Show. The idea of doing a web show came to us last summer. And after creating the 7 Rings of Marriage last fall we finally had the perfect platform for the web show, marriage curriculum, and eventually our book.
A few months ago I started listening to podcasts frequently. My goal was to become more intentional in the various roles I serve. I really began to enjoy podcasts because they provided something positive and worthwhile in the times my mind was free to roam.
The past month one of the major sites I write for has been down, and another major site has been making some changes in preparation for a new web design. During this time I haven’t written as much for them as I normally would.
I’ve had a little time to begin to work on some other things, and brainstorm ways to create more value for you who read my blog. While brainstorming, I could just go and do what I think is best, or what I think is most needed for you when you visit my blog.
The Amazing Spider Man 2 came out in theaters this past weekend. Spidey was probably my favorite super hero growing up as a kid. Shoot he’s probably still my favorite super hero today! (Dad’s still like that stuff).
You’ve probably heard (a thousand times over) about the recorded conversation of Donald Sterling’s conversation about his views race, society on black people coming to his Clippers games.
I can honestly say it has been a large part of my media consumption over the past couple days. Probably close to an unhealthy amount.
This past Sunday our Pastor shared a story of the time his wife went out of town for the week, and it was him and his four kids. He admitted he didn’t handle it very well, was calling screaming for help, and couldn’t wait for his wife to come back home.
On my wedding day I was given the advice, “be a man for your family.” To a 26-year-old man who was entering marriage already with a child, it sounded like profound advice. I thought, “this is what it takes, I have to be a man for my family.”
If I could just be that man for my family, then things would go well, and I’d be doing what I was suppose to be doing. But over time when life, marriage, parenting, and family become more real, I realized I had no clue.
Have you ever gone in your bedroom with your spouse, locked the door behind you, and ignored your kids? My wife and I have, and we plan to do it more often. In fact, we believe doing so consistently is going to improve our marriage.