A Christian Response to Same-Sex Marriage

If we profess to be Christians, we should treat people like Christ treated them. Right? Today there was a Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and further opened the door for same-sex marriages in the states that will allow them.  In our home state, California, a case regarding Prop 8 was also ruled on that removes restrictions on same-sex marriages.…

Video: Marriage Communication and Perspective on the Male Mind

This video is supposed to be a fun jab at marriage communication (or relationships in general)! Please don’t take it too seriously. I almost didn’t share it because I didn’t want our lady readers to feel belittled or that we’re making light of the “just listen” times in marriage.

How Laughter Can Be Bad for Your Health

There is a sandwich stain on our dining room wall…. I blame myself. I don’t even remember what we were talking about. Selena and I were having lunch (sandwiches) one afternoon, taking a break from our work routines; somehow our conversation escalated. It was one of those conversations that starts out innocent and before you know it you’re both on the verge of yelling. Again,…

Getting Away With Your Spouse – Why It’s Vitally Important

Getting away with your spouse is a vital part of keeping things renewed and fresh. This means taking time to intentionally disconnect from your everyday world and reconnect with your life partner. I strongly believe that getting away should be a regular (at least monthly) occurrence in marriages – allow me to make my case!

Video: What if I’m Unhappy In My Marriage?

In this video we address the marriage myth that says “If I’m unhappy in my marriage, maybe I should get a divorce?” From what we have found, happiness is best viewed as a result and not an end in itself for a Christ-centered marriage. We may experience times of tension and frustration. When these times arise, we need to see them as times to sharpen…

Becoming the Good Soil

“Don’t assume you are the good soil.”  Those words written by Francis Chan smacked me in the face like a Louisville Slugger. We all hear multitudes of Christian rhetoric every day… sound bytes designed to inspire and motivate. But Francis’ question made me pause and wonder: “Am I good soil?” Christ’s words exist for a greater purpose than adding pep in your step – his words are…

Fight Sexual Addiction Like a Man

“We need to stop treating pornography like a fly at the picnic and start treating it like a viper in the bedroom.” Men, it’s time we live with character, courage, and conviction that are unshakeable. It’s time to live without secrets, in complete transparency. The most taboo area of secrecy for husbands is sexual addiction – i.e. pornography addiction. As men, we cannot afford to…

Tips for Awesome Sex in Your Marriage (part 2)

Sex is one of those things that has the power to deeply connect a couple, or devastate them. In the context of marriage, sex is designed by God for edification, beauty, and pleasure. And with it’s prevalence in pop-culture, healthy sex is largely ill-defined and incompletely portrayed. As married couples, it’s important to conciously evolve and improve our sex lives to better meet the needs of each…

Our First Video Blog: What Should We Talk About Next?

So, this is our first video blog post! It was actually much more fun than either of us thought it would be… This video’s purpose is three-fold: To say ‘howdy-do‘ to our new readers (and viewers!?) To introduce FM vids for the first time To ask YOU for ideas on what to talk about! Please post your ideas for future videos/blogs in the comments below!