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  • A discipline learned through practice. Being thankful. It should come easy this time of year...right?  Actually, giving thanks in all things doesn’t come naturally for us any time of the year.


    A new study of everyday language use around the world, published in the Royal Society Open Science journal, found...       

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  • Getting married? Have you thought about pre-marital counseling? Here are 4 tips to help you maximize your pre-marital experience from the couple who helped prepare Chip and Joanna Gaines for marriage.


    As the wedding countdown begins for you, we hope marriage will be as rewarding and fulfilling for you as it has been for us.

    Before we dive in, we would want you to consider using a term the church has used for centuries – marriage preparation – instead of pre-marital counseling.


    Think of marriage prep more as educational not mental health/wellness. Additional individual or couple counseling may be needed to deal with past hurts or issues like anxiety, sexual abuse, depression or father wounds, but this requires a trained licensed professional.

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  • The greater the value of something the more it costs to protect it.  Congress budgets millions of dollars to protect the President of the United States.


    Your marriage is the most valuable relationship you have. What’s it worth to protect it?          

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  • The jokes are rampant. The pressure causes misperception.

    What is crazy…

             The average age to marry in America is 28 for men and 26.5 for women.


    Studies have proven that marital satisfaction increases and the divorce rate decreases when husband and wife...   

    [3 min. read]

  • 3 THINGS LEARNED FROM THE LONGEST AND HARDEST WALK EVER TAKEN


    Two of my children were married within six weeks. My youngest daughter’s wedding was first.


    Now more than ever, I believe one of the most overlooked segments of a wedding is the transfer of the bride from father to new husband.

    [4 min. read]

  • 5 Things I Know About Being the Father of the Groom

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