Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Best Sex Ever” #FromThisDaySeries

Today I want to give you a place to start your week. It’s Monday and in the wake of a great weekend and a workweek ahead, sometimes you just need a “kickstart” to get focused.  So grab some coffee let’s start a great week together. Today we continued our annual marriage series with our Kfirst community. WeContinue reading “Monday Kfirst Kickstart: “Best Sex Ever” #FromThisDaySeries”

A Prayerful Marriage: 6 Things that are Okay to Pray Over Your Marriage

I’ll give props to Cori, my neighbor down the street. On my weekly Wednesday prayer walk, I ask my Facebook friends to post their needs so I can specifically pray over them. Her request froze me in my tracks. It was so simple, and yet, specific. Cori’s child was heading off with other 5th graders to aContinue reading “A Prayerful Marriage: 6 Things that are Okay to Pray Over Your Marriage”

Flirtationship: 3 Steps to Keep Flirting in Marriage

“Give honor to marriage, and remain faithful to one another in marriage…” Hebrews 13:4 For a while, this blog has been developing in my heart. I know that the potential of it can create a firestorm of responses of emotion and opinion. If you don’t know me well, my heart is always of compassion drivenContinue reading “Flirtationship: 3 Steps to Keep Flirting in Marriage”

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”

Foreplay is always “in play”: 6 Ways to Rethink Everyday Encounters with Your Spouse

Honor marriage, and guard the sacredness of sexual intimacy between wife and husband. Hebrews 13:4 (MSG) From the get-go of this blog, please note: The goal isn’t to get more sex into your marriage (though I’m not against that whatsoever).  The goal is to develop intimacy.  Sex doesn’t necessarily lead to intimacy.  Intimacy doesn’t alwaysContinue reading “Foreplay is always “in play”: 6 Ways to Rethink Everyday Encounters with Your Spouse”

Who Needs Sex? 7 ways to sabotage your marital sex life

It’s always been one of my favorite stories and it was just about the only form of premarital prep that my dad had before marrying my mom.  Right before the ceremony, they began to throw a football together.  My Uncle David looks at my father and says, “Harold, how do you think God thinks about sex?” I’mContinue reading “Who Needs Sex? 7 ways to sabotage your marital sex life”

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: “It’s just not me.”

We’ve all used it to get out of things we don’t want to do. “Do you want to ride the roller coaster?” “No. It’s just not me.” “Do you want to try escargot?” “No.  It’s just not me.” “Do you like country music? “No. It’s just not me. It’s kind of our nice way of telling peopleContinue reading “Marriage Blog: “It’s just not me.””

7 Habits of Highly Defective Marriages: Part 5 Inconsistent Sex

A month ago, we started a new series of seven blogs designed to recognize unhealthy habits. If you missed the last four weeks check out our first FOUR Highly Defective Habits: Habit #1: Spiritual Continuity. Habit #2: The Single Life Habit #3: The Fun-less Couple Habit #4: Criticism Floods Here we go…#5 on the list of myContinue reading “7 Habits of Highly Defective Marriages: Part 5 Inconsistent Sex”