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7 Lies Culture Tells Us About Love and Romance

I’m rounding the final turn in my 6th year of marriage. Despite the struggles Tiffani and I faced the last 12 months, I can say with certainty we’re closer and enjoyed one another more in year six than any year so far. Why? First, struggles inevitably do one of two …

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9 Things Your Children Need (But Won’t Tell You)

Not long after my first son was born, someone came up to me and said something that changed my perspective on parenting. “Enjoy every moment. The days are long but the years are short.” At the time, I was low on sleep and high on stress, and this wasn’t the …

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The Solution To Disappointment, Cynicism, And Disney World

In two months, our family leaves for Disney World. It will be my first trip to the “happiest place on earth.” Between the Disney characters, rides, and sites, I’m afraid Tiffani will be parenting myself and our two boys. Like most families, especially those with small children, we’re planning our …

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7 Things Your Husband Needs (But Won’t Tell You)

Several years ago I graduated with a degree in civil engineering. But this wasn’t my first choice. That title belonged to chemical engineering. I chose chemical over civil engineering because they make lots of money (and partly because the title is more impressive). After all, I thought, engineering curriculums are …

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How A Wife Responds To Her Husband’s Porn Addiction

For over a year now, I avoided writing this post. I felt this nudge telling me to write it, and I ignored it. If I’m being honest, I’d rather be doing a million other things than this. But here I am, sitting in front of my computer about to share …

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12 Truthful Marriage Vows You Won’t Hear At A Wedding

It’s been six years since Tiffani and I exchanged vows. Like most soon-to-be-married couples, we had an idea of what marriage would look like. We watched “chick flicks,” read a few marriage books, and spent time with older married couples. Looking back, I realize I didn’t know much at all …

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7 Truths About Marriage You Will Not Hear In Church

Ever wish you had the answers to a test before you walked into the classroom? Maybe some of you did have the answers, but you better keep that to yourself. I took some really hard tests during my time in college. And if you spent time in college you remember …