Tom, Huck, and Teaching Discernment

Yep, this classic tale of Tom Sawyer, Huckleberry Finn, and Becky Thatcher is alive and well at our house. Well, at least in the “literary” sense.

A Sure-Fire Way to Start a Fight With Your Spouse

This is my husband Ted. I offer you this picture of him with a bit of marriage advice on the side.
How Venting Can Hurt Your Marriage

How Venting Can Hurt Your Marriage

Even in marriage, there’s a fine line between confiding and venting – and it’s a distinction that’s important to make. Our words have power and we need to use them wisely.

Carpe Urbem!

Do you simply live somewhere or do you "carpe urbem"?

The Death Wish

The death of old habits is like Inigo Motoya’s infamous hunt for the six-fingered man.

The Value of Play

Play doesn’t always come easy for me. In fact, sometimes it’s downright hard.

Grieving Miscarriage with Our Kids

Four ways we walked our young kids through a miscarriage.

Coffee Talk with JJ Heller

I chatted with Phoenix-based singer and songwriter JJ Heller on her new album, Loved.

3 Ways to Embrace Differences in Marriage

How to hold on to your unique interests and still grow together.

3 Steps to Starving Your Married Crush Quickly

No one is immune to developing a crush. If you are struggling with a married crush, here are 3 steps to starving it quickly.

Coffee Talk with Plumb

I had the opportunity to chat with Plumb on her new album, Need You Now.

Team Us

Would you identify your fights within marriage as “Me vs. You” or “Team Us”?

The Repent Game

On some days, I need the “Repent” game more than my kids do.

The Slow Wean

When my daughter Savannah turned two, we entered the dreaded season of pacifier weaning.

The Friendship Inventory

The people we spend time with will rub off on us ... as well as the way they view marriage.
Be Like Sue Heck and Fail With Gusto

Be Like Sue Heck and Fail with Gusto

It's inevitable that each of us will fail at times, but will we choose be a Sue Heck and fail with gusto? Here's how we can do that.
Starve Your Secret Married Crushes

Starve Your Secret Married Crushes

Is it harmless for husbands and wives to have secret married crushes? While some experts say yes, I have a different opinion.