Divorce, Single Parenthood, and the Church

I recently had the distinct pleasure of participating in a school function—DURING THE DAY—with my two 2nd graders. Distinct pleasure? For doing a regular “mom thing”? Let me explain… There was a time in the not-so-distant past when there was no way I could have justified attending Bring Someone Special to Lunch Day at school.…

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10 Ways to Reset Your Wife

Fellas, if you only read one post of mine, make this be the one! I’m going to break it down for you real simple so pay attention. Some of these tips will require hard work and some will be second nature. The key is that you actually DO THEM. Some would argue that I’m turning in…

My Wife’s 68% Failure Rate and Baseball

Being a blogger, you’re subjected to many people’s opinions. Most of the feedback we get on this site is positive, but on occasion we get a real home run from a reader. I want to address a specific comment thread that developed on the post “7 Keys to a Happy Wife“. I’m not defending myself…

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Marriage Letters: What Makes You Come Alive

One of my favorite blogs, The RunaMuck, has a monthly feature called Marriage Letters, where several blogs participate in writing a love letter to their spouse. Frankie and I try to do this as much as possible, but we wanted to participate in the feature as well, to encourage our readers to do the same.…

7 Keys to a Happy Wife

Karen and I have been talking about doing this post for a while now. Her post 10 Marriage Tips Every WIFE Should Hear has been viewed 5 million times in 3 months! We’ve been asked by many people, “Where is Frank’s version?”. Initially, my thoughts were that Karen’s post addressed a divorced man’s “lessons learned” blog…

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Why is it so hard for me to pray with my wife?

As a man who has new life in Christ, I’m taught through the Word to be spiritually strong in order to lead my family. We’re taught that in order for a relationship between husband and wife to be truly fulfilling, that we must have a one-on-one relationship with the Lord first. I’ve spent a lot…