Posts by: Family First

7 Questions Every Man Should Ask Himself Daily

June 1, 2023 11:30 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Often, a man’s life is lived on autopilot, molded not just by habits and routines, but by common thoughts settling into well-worn mental ruts. Research suggests most of a man’s thousands of daily thoughts are repetitive and negative. This mental malaise inhibits us from living healthy lives and loving our families well. But I believe...

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4 Things You Must Do After Yelling at Your Kids

June 1, 2023 8:40 am Published by Leave your thoughts

None of us likes yelling at kids, but for most of us, it’s inevitable. No matter how great our kids are, or how well we do as parents, eventually, kids make mistakes. When it happens, we hopefully handle it calmly. But we need to discipline our kids, regardless of whether we quietly reprimand them or...

7 Things Husbands Should Never Be Afraid to Say to Their Wives

November 1, 2022 11:20 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Every marriage encounters difficulties because of the different ways each spouse hears, processes, interprets, and responds to what the other says. Susan and I have learned through our 30 years of marriage that there are certain things a husband should say to his wife. We also have learned that more often than not, how a...

5 Reasons Your Wife Doesn’t Want Sex

August 13, 2022 8:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Remember when you and your wife were dating? It was really difficult to keep your hands off each other. You wanted her and she wanted you. That felt so good. It was awesome. There’s no better feeling than being desired. After marriage, and particularly after having kids, things have a way of changing. You are...

5 Good Ways to Discipline Your Kids

August 13, 2022 8:49 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

An older mentor told me a story once of how his daughter had made some regrettable decisions in high school and was caught. When he and his wife sat her down to discuss what happened, they asked her what she thought her punishment should be. The punishment she suggested was way worse than what he...

10 Fun Ideas for the First 10 Days of School

August 13, 2022 8:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I always had a love/hate relationship with back-to-school time. Part of me loved getting all the new school supplies (Trapper Keepers anyone?!) and some new clothes. But another part of me was anxious about school starting up again. I had a little bit of fear of the unknown for the coming school year. Back-to-school time is...