Life After My Heart Attack…The Road to Recovery

After a very close call immediately after my heart attack I'm rehabbing

This is part 3 of 3 blog posts that I am using to tell the story of the massive heart attack I had on Thanksgiving Day (2018). If you missed them, go back and read Part 1 and Part 2.

As I’ve said time and time again, I am so grateful. However, I did have a heart attack. A massive heart attack. My heart was damaged, and my life will never be the same. I spoke with someone who had been through this with a family member and his description of what you feel after the fact was spot on.

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I Thought, “I Could Be Dying…”

While experiencing a massive heart attack I thought what if this is the end

This post is the second of three that I am using to tell the story of the massive heart attack I had on Thanksgiving Day (2018). Click here to read Part 1 and Part 3.

I knew something was seriously wrong and I began to believe it was life-threatening. It was and the next words the EMT said were, “You are having some sort of cardiac event.”

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I Had a Massive Heart Attack Called the “Widow Maker”

I survived a heart attack that 60% of people don't survive

This post is the first of three that I will use to tell the story of the massive heart attack I had on Thanksgiving Day (2018). Over the next two weeks, I will continue to share my story. Stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3

It is still surreal to say (or write) those words. But it’s true, it’s not a typo. It’s not clickbait — it’s real life for me and my family. On Thanksgiving night, I had a massive heart attack and I’m so grateful that I’m here to talk about it.

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How I Get to Wake Up Next to My Wife and My Friend Joy

For the past few mornings, my wife has allowed me to wake up next to her and my friend Joy. Although my wife doesn’t really know Joy, she has no problems with our relationship. In fact, I would say she wants me to get to know Joy even more. My hope is they develop a strong friendship themselves. This would make my life, my wife’s life, and our family life better.

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How to Get on the Same Page with Your Spouse

One of the biggest challenges in marriage is being on the same page with your spouse. Many couples have asked how to get on the same page with your spouse.

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When two different people, from two different backgrounds, usually with two different ways of doing things come together, be on the same page is no easy task. After 12 years of marriage, my wife and I have had some success and big failures in this area, but we’ve finally found a way to consistently do it.

One Simple Way to Guarantee Relationship Success

I heard a quote several years ago that has stuck with me ever since. The quote is the best – maybe the only – way to predict the future.

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So far for me, it has been a great forecaster of my future. And that fact has me super excited about what lies ahead for me and my family in the coming years. There are many versions of the quote, so I’ll quote the one I’m most familiar with…

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.

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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.

7 Leadership Lessons I Learned From My Wife

Valuable Insights from a Woman Who Constantly Amazes Me

This past Tuesday our homeschooling group had our end of school year presentations. It was great seeing the kids display all they’ve learned this year, but at the same time it was bittersweet.

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This closing ceremony marked the end of my wife serving as the director of our homeschooling community. After much prayer and thinking, we decided it’s best for her to step down from this role and get more intentional with our kids’ homeschooling as well as help out with my platform, our web show, and speaking opportunities.