Conviction I – You Deserve Joy

You deserve to enjoy life. Not the general “you”, but you specifically, reading these words right now. Not only do you deserve to enjoy life, but you deserve to enjoy it TODAY. I believe this, because I believe the Creator of the Universe built every single person to enjoy this life. And if the Creator … Read more Conviction I – You Deserve Joy

Dating 101 – Gird Your Loins

[Author’s Note: Originally published on BlogOfManly.com on 6/3/2013] This entry is the hardest for me to write, but also the one about which I feel most passionately – sexual purity in dating. Let me be very very clear before I walk any further – sexual purity in dating was NEVER a goal of mine. I … Read more Dating 101 – Gird Your Loins

Communication

[Author’s Note: Originally published on BlogOfManly.com on 10/1/2012] Men, listen close and listen well. We are, as a group, terrible listeners. And since listening is at least half of successfully communicating, we men are terrible communicators. I don’t know you, but I’m willing to bet that you believe you do a pretty decent job of … Read more Communication

Submission

[Author’s Note: Originally published on BlogOfManly.com on 11/13/2012] I really struggle with the idea of submission. The Christian language is littered with submission. To Christ. To your spouse. To others. To the government. When I came back to Christ as an adult, I really wrestled with the idea of submission. After all, I am a strong … Read more Submission

Deconstructing the Myth of ‘Ducks in a Row’

I know you’ve heard this phrase before: I’ll do _____ when I get all my ducks in a row… Or maybe in one of these other, less obvious (and more insidious) forms: I’ll buy ____ when I get my finances balanced… I’ll go ____ when I get enough time to spare… I’ll go back to … Read more Deconstructing the Myth of ‘Ducks in a Row’

I Almost Punched My Wife

[Author’s Note: This entry first appeared on BlogOfManly.com on 10/17/2012] Ok, not really. And even if I had, it would have been an accident. But here is how it went down: I am standing in my home office, which also doubles as our walk-in closet. The house is fairly cool (~70) as the weather outside is … Read more I Almost Punched My Wife