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Ep. 321 Why Are Superficial Friends More Enjoyable Than Long-Term Ones?

Why Are Superficial Friends More Enjoyable Than Long-Term Ones

Shows Main Idea – There are built-in dangers when we prefer risk-free superficial relationships over the risks of long-term friends fraught with disappointment. For example, I will hear a person talk about how they met a stranger, and within minutes they had an in-depth personal… Continue Reading …

Ep. 280 A Few Things I Would Do If I Could Go Back

Ep. 280 A Few Things I Would Do If I Could Go Back

Shows Main Idea – I was listening to a Dennis Prager show, and someone asked him if he could go back to his twenties, what would he do differently. I started reflecting on that question, and though I don’t live in guilt and regret, it… Continue Reading …

Ep. 274 Common Sense Tips for Solving Marriage Disputes

Ep. 274 Common Sense Tips for Solving Marriage Disputes

Shows Main Idea – Biff and Mable are in conflict again. Biff wants to buy Mable a car, and Mable does not want a car. One of the most typical disputes between couples is when one partner wants to do something, and the other does… Continue Reading …

Ep. 265 Here Is Practical Help for Anyone Stuck in a Bad Habit

Ep. 265 Here Is Practical Help for Anyone Stuck in a Bad Habit

Show Notes – A person with a bad habit needs a clear path to freedom. The first part of this process is a rational worldview that lays a foundation for the practical application that flows out of that worldview. If you’re struggling with an addiction,… Continue Reading …

Ep. 248 A Key Aspect to Marriage If You Want To Be One Flesh

Ep. 248 A Key Aspect If You Want to Be One Flesh

Shows Main Idea – “I cannot imagine a situation where my wife was struggling with something, and I, as her husband, was not part of the process of helping her. I’m not saying I would be at every counseling session with her, but I would… Continue Reading …

Ep. 177 An Exceptional Marriage Book for You

Shows Main Idea – Get Ready – For Your Best Marriage Now – If you are thinking about dating, courtship, or getting married, this could be the most important book you’ll ever read. I realize what I just wrote may come across as an overstatement or hyperbolic marketing, but… Continue Reading …

Ep. 168 The Dawning Reality of Who You Really Married

Shows Main Idea – When expectations, hopes, and dreams for your marriage collide with reality, it can rest heavy on your soul and even tempt you to despair as you ponder the possibility of a “life sentence” with a spouse who may never change. Listen… Continue Reading …

Ep. 147 Who You Are Affects Your Relationships

Shows Main Idea –The person that you are on the inside always comes out and affects your relationships. If you have a Godward orientation, you will have a positive effect on others. If you have a selfish orientation, you will hurt your relationships. Listen to… Continue Reading …

Ep. 146 A Different Kind of “Happy Ever After” Marriage

Shows Main Idea – The majority of passages in the Bible that talk about marriage say explicitly (or imply) that there is personal responsibility. Meaning, you must work hard. But your effort does not mean you’ll get a Disneyesque “happy ever after” relationship with your… Continue Reading …

Ep. 111 Why Are You So Hard On Men, and Not Women?

Shows Main Idea – A reader asked why I write more to men and not to women. He is upset because men are continually beat down while women are given a pass. Here’s my response. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes,