I’m not a big fan of TV, and because of this our family functions a little different than most. First, we have one TV in our house. That’s right, one for a family of five. My wife wants to add another, but as of right now I think we are fine. Second, we do not have cable TV.
While this is not that big of a deal today, it used to be several years ago. We might be one of the pioneers in this because we’ve probably been without cable TV at least seven years. I have no plans on going back to cable, but our family does enjoy having a weekly Family Movie Night.
Have you been gearing up for the big day? Hopefully you didn’t forget what “big day” I’m talking about. If you forgot, let this be your reminder. Today is Valentine’s Day! It is the day you get the opportunity to do something special for your marriage, for your wife, for that one special person in your life.
“Make this your best year ever” is a phrase you hear a lot at the end of December and throughout January. The beginning of the year is full of hope, optimism, and excitement for all areas of your life. It’s fun to envision having a better marriage, better finances, better career, and just better life overall.
I usually don’t go all “this is going to be my best year ever!” But this year is different, I really believe this is going to be my best year ever, or at a minimum one of my best year’s ever!
Some friends of ours recently let us borrow the workout videos Insanity and P90X. We decided we wanted to get in better shape, and if we were going to do it then why not challenge ourselves. Well…both sets of DVDs are sitting under our TV collecting dust as I write this.
I’ll be honest, I have been a little scared to start. What seemed fun at first didn’t sound as fun after I read about it, and learned why it is called Insanity. I want to have fun with my fitness activities.
Your marriage is supposed to be boring right? Once you settle down, get married, and have kids all the fun stops. I…don’t…think…so! Unfortunately many marriages are in fact boring. Not only that, they’ve accepted a boring marriage. I don’t know about you, but I’m not accepting a boring marriage. I’m not accepting anything, but an amazing marriage!
This month I will cross my one year anniversary writing for the award winning site, BlackandMarriedWithKids.com (BMWK). It was last year around this time Lamar Tyler, CEO of Tyler New Media reached out to me in search of male writers for the site. Writing for BMWK and joining a group with a heart and passion for marriage and family has been amazing!
I think it has been just amazing for BMWK. To celebrate my one-year anniversary writing for them they are bringing their MUST SEE marriage film, Still Standing to Indianapolis this weekend for FREE! Isn’t that amazing, what an appreciation gift they are giving me…
If I wasn’t officially considered a real blogger, I am now! I have been invited to my first ‘official’ Twitter Viewing Party. This Wednesday (tomorrow night) the party and season premiere of The Soul Man, kicks off.
Sometimes I’m like, “I married her…I married Niecy Hogg (my wife’s maiden name).” I am like “WOW!” Today is our 12th wedding anniversary, and I am a blessed man. We’ve had our ups and downs, but I can say without a doubt, marriage is the bomb!
Do you feel your marriage is stuck in neutral? Or for every step forward, you take 2-3 backwards? You are not alone. My wife and I have been there many times. One thing that always helps is a weekend away to attend a marriage retreat.
Work, sacrifice, submission, challenging, no joke, not for the faint of heart. You have probably heard all of those words used to describe marriage. Sometimes we make marriage seem like only those who enjoy pain and suffering will enjoy it. But what about the fun? Can marriage be fun? Are you having fun in your marriage?