Leading with Genuine Love and Truth – Fierce Marriage
“As a man, a husband, and a father, I’ve experienced a consistent connection between how well I love my family and how submitted (consumed) I am to the love of God. The further I drift from an active, devoted relationship with my Creator, the further I drift from loving my wife with patience, understanding, compassion, and grace. The same is true for my relationship with our daughters.”


Sexual Intimacy May Be One Key To a Longer Life – Psychology Today
“There is ample evidence to support the value of a satisfying sex life to a couple’s relationship, not to mention one’s individual happiness. Most recently, researchers have found that people’s happiness levels rise on days after they’ve had sexual activity with their partner. Now, as it turns out, there may be an added advantage to being sexually active. University of California San Francisco’s Tomás Cabeza de Baca and colleagues (2017) discovered the benefits of sexual activity to the body’s cells. The cellular advantage is one that could increase your actual lifespan.”


52 Ways to Show I Love You – Psychology Today
“Yesterday, I was upset because so many of my efforts to connect with people about my recently published memoir had fallen on deaf ears or, more likely, into overstuffed email boxes. I sat across from my husband at lunch and cataloged the names of those who had failed to respond to a personal, carefully written email. The frustration of reaching out into the ether and being ignored was getting me down. My husband tried to cheer me up by offering a different point of view.”


Coping With Your Partner’s Annoying Behaviors – Psychology Today
“My wife has the annoying habit of squeezing the toothpaste from the middle of the tube. She’s done it for as long as I’ve known her, going on thirty years now. In the early days, it didn’t bother me. I simply accepted it as one of her quirks, and I just pushed the toothpaste up from the bottom of the tube to fill the gap she’d left in the middle.”


How to Avoid Sabotaging Your Relationship – Psychology Today
“Romantic relationships can offer us some of the life’s greatest joys. They can also cause some of the life’s greatest pains. As we open ourselves up to another, we leave ourselves vulnerable to rejection and abandonment, thus fueling some of our deepest insecurities. For many, especially those who have experienced childhood trauma or unstable familial relationships, such insecurities can lead to self-sabotaging behaviors.”