5 Ways to Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

When I was in real estate I remember some of the people we worked with saying “homes aren’t built like they used to.”  At one point new homes and new neighborhoods seemed to pop up over night. The homes and subdivisions all looked great, but what many of our contractors discovered was they weren’t built as well as homes built years ago.

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Talking Love and Basketball with NBA Champs Luke and Bill Walton

Last week I was invited to chat with Hall of Fame NBA Player Bill Walton and is his son, NBA Champion Luke Walton. Bill and Luke are the only father and son combination in NBA history to both win multiple NBA Championships.

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We talked about basketball, John Wooden, and their father-son relationship. But we also talked about love, relationships, and how to make your wife happy! Yes, Luke and Bill Walton are schooling us in the love department.

A Plan for Having Successful In-Law Relationships

This is a guest post by Kevin Bullard of Marriage Works!, a site dedicated to helping create more healthy marriages and functional families. In this guest post, Kevin shares a story someone shared with him about a difficult in-law relationship and how it impacted their marriage. At the end of the post is a special offer for you. If you want to guest post on my blog, check out the guidelines and submit your post.

One Way to Make This Your Marriage’s Best Year Ever

“Make this your best year ever” is a phrase you hear a lot at the end of December and throughout January. The beginning of the year is full of hope, optimism, and excitement for all areas of your life. It’s fun to envision having a better marriage, better finances, better career, and just better life overall.

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I usually don’t go all “this is going to be my best year ever!” But this year is different, I really believe this is going to be my best year ever, or at a minimum one of my best year’s ever!

How to Get on the Same Page with Your Spouse

One of the biggest challenges in marriage is being on the same page with your spouse. Many couples have asked how to get on the same page with your spouse.

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When two different people, from two different backgrounds, usually with two different ways of doing things come together, be on the same page is no easy task. After 12 years of marriage my wife and I have had some success and big failures in this area, but we’ve finally found a way to consistently do it.

How Do You Celebrate Your Spouse’s Birthday?

Tomorrow is my wife’s birthday. She’ll be turning 23. ;) I’m looking forward to spending some quality (alone) time with her, and celebrating her life, but honestly I don’t really know what to do. I am notoriously bad when it comes to this type of stuff. Birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, and holidays get me just about every time.

Happy Birthday Stephana Bledsoe

4 Secrets My Wife Knows About Having a Happy Husband

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4 Secrets My Wife Knows About Having a Happy Husband

In marriage you go through different seasons and stages.  I refer to them as  The 7 Rings of Marriage™.  My wife and I have worn all 7 rings. And all of them aren’t pretty, some are down right ugly, nasty, and just difficult. But this season, this “ring of marriage” that we are wearing now is one of the best. Without a doubt, I can say (loudly) that I am a happy husband!