How to Make 2017 Your Best Year Ever

The process I've learned that helps me reach my goals

It’s that time of year! Between now and January 1st, everybody will be talking about the new year, 2017, new year’s resolutions and goals. Then within the first few weeks of January you’ll start seeing the #resolutionfail hashtag in your social media streams.

Best Year Ever 2017

I am a goal setter. I actually shared my life goals on my blog a few years ago. I don’t think you can accomplish anything of significance without setting goals. And there are a ton of goal-setting programs and tools and methods and the like to help you reach your goals.

Are You Thankful for Your Family (the good and the bad)?

Why Expressing Gratitude is the Key to Success in Your Marriage, Family, and Life

I woke up this morning, extremely excited, extremely happy, and extremely energetic! That may be the way you wake up every morning, but I have to admit that hasn’t been my mornings as of late. I’ve not been looking forward to each day, some mornings I’ve been down, and most mornings I’ve been lacking energy.

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Have you been there before? Have you gotten into this rut of “blah?” Been in a season of being stuck, uninspired, frustrated with your life, your marriage, or your circumstances? If so, you may be struggling with the same thing that landed me there. The good news is the “fix” is simple. And today, there is no shortage of it around you. You just need to embrace it and practice it yourself.

Men, Are You Protecting Your Families from the Enemy?

This is a guest post from Anna Joy Lowell. Anna is the blogger behind Path Through the Narrow Gate, a blog dedicated to helping Christian families discover that family Bible study is not only doable, but also enjoyable. She is also the author of the Wisdom Talks Family Bible Study series. You can connect with Anna on Facebook. If you want to guest post on my blog, check out my guest post guidelines and submit your post.

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My husband has this thing for guns.

It’s a bit incomprehensible to my female mind, but there it is.

Not only does my husband enjoy deer and ruffed grouse hunting, he also wants to be prepared to protect his family in the event of an armed robbery. So, he has stockpiled weapons and ammunition.

Stephana and I are excited about being the keynote speakers at Marriage in the Mountains 2017!

Date: February 9, 2017—February 11, 2017
Event: Marriage in the Mountains 2017
Sponsor: Seasons Church
Location: Gatlinburg, TN
Public: Private

7 Ways to Survive Traveling With Your Spouse

How to Make Every Trip with Your Spouse More Than Enjoyable

My wife and I have had the opportunity to travel more in the past few years than we have over the previous twelve years of our marriage. Blogging, speaking, and writing my book, The 7 Rings of Marriage, has opened up some amazing doors and opportunities to do things we hadn’t done before.

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I will be the first to say it hasn’t been without challenges, including the “fun” of traveling together. During one of our first trips, we were holding up the airport ticket line while trying to check our bags. Our suitcase was on the floor wide open, with all of our belongings out in the open for everyone to see— including our underwear!

Join Me for a FREE Book Study this August

Let's dig deeper into my book, The 7 Rings of Marriage!

Have you reached a point in your marriage where you feel stuck? Not necessarily stuck in the marriage and wanting to get out. But stuck in a place in your marriage you aren’t happy with.

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You want to better connect with your spouse. You hope there is more. But you aren’t sure how to get more. Or maybe your marriage is good, but you want a great marriage — a marriage truly worth celebrating.

How to Use Technology to Bring Your Family Together Not Apart

7 Ways to Help Your Family Connect

New technology has created a new norm for today’s modern family. We have things at our fingertips that we’ve never had before. But we also have challenges that we’ve never had before. Is technology beneficial in bringing your family together? Or is it actually pushing your family apart?

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The BEST Fireworks Displays on Independence Day

Have fun, be safe, and have a happy Fourth of July!

Today on July 4th in the United States we celebrate Independence Day. One thing that comes to the mind of almost every American when you think of the Fourth of July is…FIREWORKS! Just about every kid has watched some sort of fireworks display whether it be a private display in the backyard, or a public display at the local park (like I did), over the river, or from the rooftops of the big buildings downtown. It is an American tradition and a family tradition!

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