Character in Real-Time

“Then their good character will shine through their actions, adding luster to the teaching of our Savior God” Titus 2 (MSG) One of my favorite shows of all time was the show “24.” Outside of a great lead character and the crazy storylines was the one aspect each episode offered that no other show was offering:Continue reading “Character in Real-Time”

“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”

Spend, don’t save: 5 Ways to Invest Time in Your Marriage

“Oh! Teach us to live well! Teach us to live wisely and well! Psalm 90:12 (MSG) There are “savers” and “spenders.” Judging by the average debt for couples, this country is filled with “spenders.” At the same time, looking at a high divorce rate, we have a country of “savers.” In other words, we spend moneyContinue reading “Spend, don’t save: 5 Ways to Invest Time in Your Marriage”

Confessions of an Insecure Pastor Part 2: 10 Things that definitely are NOT a waste of time for pastors

I’ll begin this post like my last in this series: My name is Dave. And I am an insecure pastor.  Insecurity, defined, is the lack of confidence in oneself; the state of being open to danger.  For generations, pastors have been fearful to admit this struggle, let alone, talk about it openly.  I’ve been told it willContinue reading “Confessions of an Insecure Pastor Part 2: 10 Things that definitely are NOT a waste of time for pastors”

Marriage blog: Shut off the soap opera.

I love friendships.  As much of an introvert as I like to think I am, I’ve grown to love people and the relationships that come from that. The greatest relationship, outside of my relationship with Christ, is what I have with my wife.  And if I’m not careful, I can allow other relationships to stealContinue reading “Marriage blog: Shut off the soap opera.”

7 Habits of Highly Defective Marriages: Part 3 No Fun

Two weeks ago, we started a new series of seven blogs designed to recognize unhealthy habits. If you missed the last two weeks check out our first TWO Highly Defective Habits: Habit #1: Spiritual Continuity. Habit #2: The Single Life Here we go…#3 on the list of my 7 Habits of Highly Defective Marriages: Habit #3: TheContinue reading “7 Habits of Highly Defective Marriages: Part 3 No Fun”