Monthly Archives: January 2016

More Than Enough & Not Too Much

Guys, this a letter that I wrote to my wife some time ago. It doesn’t read much like a typical love letter but it truly generated from there.  Far too often the ladies in our lives long to know what’s in our heart and just want to hear that they alone – are enough.

Read on and you will see what I mean….and don’t forget to find a quiet intimate moment and tell her – she always was and will always be – enough.

I read a book, Captivating: Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul” by John and Stasi Eldredge,  just the other day about what some women go through internally.  I really connected with what it said and want to share with you my version of how I feel towards you.

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Where Are You God?

God’s not angry, apathetic or absent.  It’s the theme of one of Andy Stanley’s services and it really hit home recently.

Three times in the last week I have been in conversations with people that have emotionally asked “Where is God?” I was so quiet on the other end of the line that they inquired if I was still there.  I was, but I was so deep in thought that for one of those rare moments I had nothing to reply.  I thought about giving them some cliché answer or feel-good comeback but they were struggling, deeply hurting and that wasn’t going to help.   They were looking for real answers. Continue reading Where Are You God?

Why Marriage Won’t Work

      Here is a insightful and extremely popular article from June of 2015 that really drives home some excellent points about why marriage won’t work in our brave new world.  “5 reasons we can’t handle marriage anymore” by Anthony D’Ambrosio of The Asbury Park (N.J.) Press.  They’re so accurate that they are at least five of the nails in the coffin lid of a seemingly dead institution – marriage.

      If you are not as inclined to read the article  yet, and I strongly encourage you to do so at some point,  I have repeated the bullet points here.

  1. 2) Finances cripple us.
  2. 3) We’re more connected than ever before, but completely disconnected at the same time.
  3. 4) Our desire for attention outweighs our desire to be loved.
  4. 5) Social media just invited a few thousand people into bed with you.
  5. 1) Sex becomes almost non-existent.

     These are all valid reasons why marriage won’t work.  However, marriage isn’t a cure-all for our personal issues. We must be careful not to go dragging “marriage busting” personal issues into a relationship, relabeling them as marital issues, and then claiming them as the reason that marriage won’t work.  This is coming from the voice of experience.   But don’t stop reading because….

Marriage will work and it does work and it absolutely can for you!

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