Category: General Family Ministry

Daddy & Daughter Date

Recently, I had the privilege of taking my 14-year old daughter, Maggie, out on a date. We had been planning and anticipating this special time together for over a month. We both dressed up and Maggie wore a beautiful dress and fixed her hair special. She called it her “prom date” (too bad I won’t […]

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Parenting Principle

  Recently I attended the movie “The Lucky One” with my wife Emily. In the spirit of full disclosure it should be noted that this type of movie (love story) is really not my favorite. In fact, my son Zach said that if I went to this movie I would have to surrender my “man […]

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Who Is Winning In Your Marriage?

In marriage if only one person is “winning” then really no one is “winning.” Marriage is intended to be the ultimate win/win relationship. If you currently feel that your spouse is “winning” and you are losing, I want to encourage you to take a counter intuitive approach. Instead of demanding better or equal treatment, try […]

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Arranged Marriages

It seems that at some point in a literature class, I read a story that was centered around an arranged marriage. I remember thinking as a teenager that was ridiculous. Now as a parent of teenagers my perspective has changed and arranged marriages seem quite reasonable. I know that it’s really not possible for me […]

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