“TV saved my marriage” 4 Ways to Reconnect Your Marriage

It was the summer of ’03. Anne and I were in a store walking through with the kids secured in our double-stroller. We were in a season of life that was a bit hectic. Cammi was 3 and Ethan wasn’t even 1 yet. We were still discovering who we were as a ministry couple notContinue reading ““TV saved my marriage” 4 Ways to Reconnect Your Marriage”

Fix the Disconnect: 7 Simple Steps to Re-establishing a Date Night

It’s Friday, and for Dave and Anne, it’s “date day.” It wasn’t always that way. Almost 19 years ago, Anne married a workaholic who felt the urgency (and still does) to get work done 7 days a week. I can use that as an excuse and chalk that up to the nature of my work ethic. OrContinue reading “Fix the Disconnect: 7 Simple Steps to Re-establishing a Date Night”

Weekly Marriage Checklist – 8 Things EVERY Marriage Should Be Doing On a Weekly Basis

Today I wanted to get into an incredibly practical marriage blog. My wife and I are list makers.  Even though we do our lists differently, it gives us both a sense of accomplishment to check them off. I use my phone (Asana).  She’s old school with pencil and paper.  But nevertheless, we want to look overContinue reading “Weekly Marriage Checklist – 8 Things EVERY Marriage Should Be Doing On a Weekly Basis”

What to not forget about on Valentine’s Day! 1 Thing I want you to remember about February 14!

A week ago, I preached a message about rest.  In that message, I had made a statement about the issues of vacations and sabbaticals. Would the urgency of vacations and sabbaticals, as well as the length of them, be necessary if we knew how to rest on a consistent, healthy basis? It doesn’t mean I don’tContinue reading “What to not forget about on Valentine’s Day! 1 Thing I want you to remember about February 14!”

Warning Shots: 10 subtle actions your marriage needs to pay attention to.

You’ve opened my ears so I can listen. Psalm 40:6 I’m an aficionado of military movies.  And there’s certain lines and terms that you can count on hearing frequently.  For some reason, especially in movies involving ships, you’ll hear the term: warning shot.  A warning shot is a military and/or police term describing an intentionally harmlessContinue reading “Warning Shots: 10 subtle actions your marriage needs to pay attention to.”

The “Try”: 10 Things you should TRY in your marriage.

My wife married a sci-fi geek.  I’m not ashamed of it.  I embrace it.  Anne, not so much.  In his endeavor to become a Jedi, Luke finds himself needing to get trained by the best.  It is here we get one of the most well-known figures in all of the Star Wars universe: Yoda. For us geeks, hisContinue reading “The “Try”: 10 Things you should TRY in your marriage.”

Marriage Blog Series: Date Night Part 2 “In the Air Tonight”

We started a new series with our weekly marriage blogs last week. If you missed last week’s post, Date Night Part 1 “Elevator Talk”, click on the link and get caught up. As stated, “Date nights” were always important to me and Anne before we were married. That was the starting point of our relationshipContinue reading “Marriage Blog Series: Date Night Part 2 “In the Air Tonight””

Date Night Part 1: “Elevator Talk”

At the recommendation of Anne, we are starting a new series with our weekly marriage blogs. “Date nights” were of such an extreme importance for most of us before we were married. It’s where we learned everything we needed to know about our spouse before we married them.  The problem: we got married only toContinue reading “Date Night Part 1: “Elevator Talk””

Part 2 from our “Live Highlight Reel” service @kalamazoofirst

On June 30th we had our “Live” service in which our plan was to share testimonies and then answer questions from the congregation. Because of how the Lord directed the service. We’ve had to re-adjust our approach to the questions by utilizing the blog to answer the questions. In Part 1, we started with fourContinue reading “Part 2 from our “Live Highlight Reel” service @kalamazoofirst”