When our nation has a divorce rate that exceeds 50%, I think it is safe to say that many either are or should be asking how to have a better, stronger marriage. I do believe people are looking for answers. For example, a search of Half.com for books on “marriage” yields more than 23,000 hits! These books were written to fill demand created by people searching for books on the topic. I believe the answer to most problems in most marriages is quite simple. It is time for Christian husbands to get back to basics.
Do you care about your spouse? Does it matter to you what your children will become? Not what they will do for work – but who they will be – what they will become. What legacy you are leaving for your grandchildren? In our parenting journey, Sarah and I have noted essentials for healthy families. Every family can do these!
The most heart-breaking stories are those of broken homes and fractured relationships. There’s one reason – because in most instances they’re avoidable. This past week I was told of two families who are navigating incredibly challenging circumstances. In one household, the father has a history of abuse and the family has had enough. In the other, one parent was convicted of embezzling funds in the workplace and is serving a long-term prison sentence leaving behind a spouse and 3 precious daughters.
Would you believe that your daughter is now more likely to get a college degree of any level than your son as well as do excel in school from start to finish? If you view those stats from 1970 to the projected amounts for 2020, an alarming shift is underway. It’s nothing against daughters (I have 3 of them), but what does this bespeak of my sons’ future (I have 3 of them too)? I don’t want to be obsessed with the idea that manhood is under full-scale attack, but something is up!
Recently I watched a documentary special from ESPN entitled “The Marinovich Project”. Without a doubt, it was one of the most depressing sports stories I had ever heard. It detailed the life of Todd Marinovich, a kid who was “created” by his father to become the PERFECT Quarterback. Before little Todd was able to crawl, his father...
My wife and oldest daughter are beginning a Bible study of the Proverbs 31 woman. On the eve of our 13th anniversary, I realized I haven’t thought of Shannon as a Proverbs 31 woman. But that was because I never had to. Verse 11 and 12 says she is trustworthy and constant in her love. I have trusted Shannon with all the things of my heart for thirteen years and I have never questioned or doubted her love for me or our children.