Be First: A Crucial Marriage Principle

In most cases, we want to be first. The first in line. The first to accomplish something. The first to figure out the complicated equation. I like being first, don’t you? Can we apply this principle to marriage? Follow me here… The sport my oldest son chose was boxing. I cringed every time he got […]

Not Sexy Like Susan

Have you ever met someone who impacted you in such a way that it caused you to reevaluate who you were? It was random. During a “girls’ retreat week” Susan and I would be sharing a room. The first thing I noticed about her was that she was beautiful and not the teenage hot kind […]

The Chaff In Your Marriage

Let’s begin with the definition of chaff according to Merriam-Webster: the seed coverings and other debris separated from the seed in threshing grain something completely worthless I just returned from speaking at a retreat. My prayer and deep desire was to leave the ladies with something of value—something they could take home. As I spoke […]

Love Birds

While in church with my husband I was distracted. Someone had followed us in, and as I turned I realized it was my daughter and son-in-law. They had dropped the baby off in the nursery and were there to enjoy church, just the two of them. There would be no distractions from the baby this […]

My Wife Left

Hi Lu, My wife and I are both Christians. Actually it was my wife who brought me to Christianity. I first heard you and your husband on Frank Sontag’s show back in February. Your story and your explanations of what marriage is all about were highly insightful to me. I immediately began to try to […]

Love Thy Neighbor

The Bible tells us to “love our neighbor.” Who’s our neighbor? Can I tell you about my neighbors? We love the family who lives next to us. When one of their chickens somehow got under the fence and into our backyard, our cocker spaniel had a heyday. I am talking a HEYDAY! The kind with […]



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