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Become Her Fan

Brag about your wife in public. Make a big deal about her. Wear a button with her picture on it. Public recognition tells everyone what you think – especially your wife. Everyone needs a fan; become your wife’s biggest supporter. And don’t do it quietly. Not only is it great for your wife and for […]

Jess MacCallumJess MacCallum

5 Simple Ways to Refresh Your Marriage

Start of school. Check! First round of teacher’s conferences. Check! Navigating the chaos of the Christmas season. Check! Kicking off a new calendar year. Check! You and your spouse have probably had what feels like a million tactical conversations about who was going where and taking whom with them. Take a breath – you’ve accomplished [...]

Lisa BohnLisa Bohn

Tell the Boys When to Leave

Is there anything more annoying and beautiful than a group of men? The loudness, the bodily functions, the need to best each other! It’s somehow tribal and necessary for a man to have comrades and competitors all bunched up together and ready to trample the unsuspecting. Glorious. But it’s your responsibility, Mister, to make sure [...]

Jess MacCallumJess MacCallum

Shut Up and Talk

In some ways, dating has misled us men on this point. Courtship conversations were romantic, spontaneous, exciting, and everything you said was interesting to her. You just knew she was the right girl because she made you feel so “listened to.” Marriage inevitably changes the relationship dynamic, and it is wise to adapt to a different [...]

Jess MacCallumJess MacCallum

Everybody Has a Weakness

Everybody has issues in their lives that are weaknesses for them. Some people are great athletes, while others are awkward. Some people are gifted bakers, while others tend to burn everything they touch in the kitchen. These kinds of weaknesses are simply our human frailties. No one person has it all together, or is perfect. […]

Dionna SanchezDionna Sanchez

This is Why I Paint

I am a third generation painter. My father is a painter, as was his mother before him. Painting has always played an important role in my life. My training in art came along side life training. I remember learning about points of perspective, and proportions of the human body, just as I remember learning to ride my bike and dancing [...]

Carrie BeacheyCarrie Beachey

The Velveteen Leader

Would I go back to my first day as a pastor? I was pondering this the other day. After much thought, I concluded, Absolutely not. I wouldn’t go back if I could. I have learned a lot. The scars have taught me to walk closer with Jesus. I’ve seen enough of my weaknesses to not be surprised by them anymore.

Alan BriggsAlan Briggs