How To Listen to the Quiet Voice

One of my best friends jokingly calls me “Forrest Gump” because I’ve somehow taken less than desirable circumstances and turned them to success. I went from a troublemaker in elementary school to a valedictorian of my high school. I started off as an awkward skinny kid in college and ended up a fraternity president and […]

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Do You Want To Be A Husband? Start With Husbandry.

At our men’s group recently, we were discussing farming and fields. “How does agriculture discussion happen in LA?” you might ask. One of our guys brought up this chapter in the Bible, Matthew 13, which is about a farmer planting seeds in a field. It wasn’t long before we were talking about how a field can represent us […]

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How to Properly Wear Cologne

Have you ever been minding your own business when suddenly a perfume or cologne wafts through the air and completely captures your attention? Maybe it was a scent that reminded you of that old girlfriend you had back in college. Maybe it reminded you of that guy at the office that smells like he bathes […]

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How Do You Defuse Conflict in a Relationship?

One night Kristen and I got into an argument while we were in the early stages of dating. Like an amateur, I left the room. But I came back. I threw the book Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs in front of her and triumphantly said, “You need to read this!” Then I marched […]

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The one love song you need to win her over

The One Love Song You Need To Win Her Over

Friday sundown came and I watched from my hotel balcony as the streets below began to clear. Shops closed down. Crowds sifted away. It was Shabbat, or the Sabbath, in Jerusalem. The city grew silent. That evening, I learned one of the most important relationship lessons at a Shabbat dinner hosted by a local family. […]

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dealing with shame

Two Things To Know In Dealing With Shame

So there I was, summer of my junior year of college on the church pulpit…I’ve been contemplating doing this for three months now, but have put it off every single time prior to this point. I had good reason to, right? I went to a bible college. People had high opinions of me. I stared […]

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