Do You Know Your Distractions?

May 14, 2015

I’ve worked from home for a decade now. One thing I learned early on was how easily a day could be lost to distractions. For a long time it was common for me to write my blog post at the last minute because I had wasted too much of my day. Nowadays I tend to be […]

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Do You Know Your Empty Places?

May 13, 2015

The end of April into the start of May I spent three days at a Boot Camp Northwest event. Aside from the great material presented by various speakers, I had good time with God and found some clarity and direction. Much of what I write the rest of this month will come from what I […]

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When an Ultimatum is the Best Bad Choice

May 12, 2015

Last month I mentioned giving an ultimatum, and someone expressed surprise about this in the comments. I’ve had a few folks let me know they don’t think ultimatums are right or biblical. I see an implied ultimatum in the “church discipline” section of Matthew (verses 18:15-20). If someone wrongs you, go to them privately. If they […]

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Women are Like Computers, Not Trucks.

May 11, 2015

When there was an explosion under the hood of our truck recently, I was just fine. Not happy about it, but not troubled. It’s a mechanical thing, and I’m very mechanical. I can look at it and figure out what’s wrong. I can probably fix it, and if not I know people who can help me […]

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Mothering’s NOT for Wimps!

May 10, 2015

Today is Mother’s Day in the States. You will likely hear a sermon on how great mothers are, and your wife may get a flower. Hopefully you and the kids have done something for her as a token of appreciation. All of that’s nice, but it’s not much if it’s all she gets. Mothers should […]

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Why Missionary’s Wives Don’t Orgasm

May 9, 2015

Supposedly, the “missionary position” got its name from natives amused at the strange way Christian missionaries had sex. In reality, no use of the term can be found before Alfred Kinsey told this story without any supporting evidence. Be the story real or not, there was a time in history when most Christians were convinced it […]

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Friday Flashback: Performance Anxiety

May 8, 2015

An interesting thought from Dr. Marty Klein in his article Male Sexuality: Selfishness or Insecurity?: Michael [psychologist Michael Bader] challenges the common idea that men are selfish in bed, that they don’t much care about their partner and don’t really want to be close. He says, in fact, that the opposite is true: that most men […]

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The Other Side of What She Wants

May 7, 2015

When we look back at the “good old days”, we often see something other than how things actually were. We cherry pick what we want to see while ignoring hard realities.  I see a lot of this when I hear people talk about “how marriage used to be”. To listen to some folk’s marriage was nearly […]

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