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Who Needs Date Nights? Pt.1

Dr. Patrick Ward recently tweeted this marriage tip: There is a difference between spending time together and paying attention to each other. Try both! Most married couples would claim that they spend plenty of time together and that, in fact, there is absolutely no need for...

And the Prize Goes to….!

Last year around this time, Carrie won the "Most Wonderful Mother in the World" contest.   Let me explain. A local women's clothing store was holding a Mother's Day contest with a $200 shopping spree as the prize.  Almost all of our 9 children submitted entries...

The Air We Breathe

Do you ever think how a deep breath of fresh air can be so exhilarating? Pausing to take a deep breath in wide open spaces seems to make us more alert to our surroundings and more grateful to be alive! Encouragement is like that breath of...

Seriously—Humour Works!

Well, I had this love letter I had to write—um, wanted to write. It took a bit to get into the flow of inspiration, but once I was in it, I was waxing eloquently and thought I’d describe in vivid detail the experience of orgasmic...

practice love letter writing
Practice What You Used to Do

Recently during a marriage counseling session, I encouraged a husband to practice doing what he used to do when he was engaged to be married, and madly in love! Habits and attitudes that foster respect, romance, and tenderness are easily left behind as the years...

As Nike Says… Just Do It!

“How can I respond correctly when I am offended or irritated by my spouse?  My inclination is to turn away or argue but I know that won’t benefit our relationship!” A husband and wife, though “in love” with each other, will have moments of misunderstandings and...

Why am I having sex if I’d really rather not?

Have you found yourself wondering this very same thing?  I know. I know.  I have sex with Jim because I know he wants it and needs it and it's good for me, as his wife, to make myself available to him. I must admit, I'm...

Why I’m Trying to Be Selfish

Sarah and I have recently hit this very odd snag in our marriage. Sar and I (I often call my wife 'Sar'; it's sort of a pet name. Short for 'Sarah') have a pretty awesome relationship. We love it. Being married is the bomb. Having kids...

Highly Impractical Romance

A loooong time ago, Sarah and I watched this tres cheesy movie. It was actually kind of funny: at one point, the main character breezed into his love interest's office in a whirlwind of rose petals, champagne bubbles, and flowery language. With a quick sweep of...

What Husbands Want

OK, let’s indulge our God-given fantasies for a moment… What would every Christian husband desire in his marriage if he could have his wish? He’d ask for a wife who loves God, who loves him, and who loves sex!   Is that too much to ask?   This may be...