Tag Archives: marriage

#marriagematters especially for your kids

When I look back at wedding day pics of me and my bride, I’m stuck by the sheer lack of awareness that rests in our eyes! Our wedding day was pure joy, and we have nothing but great memories from … Continue reading

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A sappy birthday blog for my wife

Today, my beloved wife turns 43 years old. We have celebrated 19 of those years married, and 8 before that while we were dating. So 27 times I’ve Happy Birthdayed her, as a boyfriend, fiancé or husband. 43 isn’t one … Continue reading

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Six months later…

Two weeks ago, while we were traveling somewhere between Southern California and Salem, Oregon, it hit me: we had passed the six month mark since I lost my job. January 16th has become an important date in my life — … Continue reading

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Why I date my wife

If you have ever been with Traci and I when we’ve taught a couples’ class, or if you’ve sat through one of our weekend seminars, you know that we are big fans of dating! Before we were married we dated … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Grey…and 37 uses of the word “Sex”

[warning: This blog post contains a frank discussions about sex, and is really intended for married couples and adults] I don’t know if you’ve heard the news or not, but apparently there’s some movie coming out this weekend that involves … Continue reading

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Why my marriage will fail in two more years

Last year on our 17th anniversary, I wrote a blog entitled, “17 reasons I have a great marriage” — to this day, it has been the most read blog post I’ve ever put up. I’m guessing today’s won’t have quite … Continue reading

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Dating Traci

I first met Traci when I was in 8th grade, and we started “dating” when I was in 9th (she was in 10th…you know, that older woman thing!). We dated for just a little over eight years before we got … Continue reading

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The day I met my wife

In the fall of 1987, I had one of those movie moment experiences in my life. You know, the ones where the beautiful girl walks in the room and everything goes into slow motion? It’s that scene when the hot … Continue reading

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5 tips for better sex

Let me just say that out of the gate, this is definitely a PG-13 blog post, intended for adults. The Overboard Life is supposed to include every part of our daily walk, including work, school, family, marriage, and yes, Overboard … Continue reading

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17 reasons our marriage works

Today, my wife and I celebrate 17 years of being married. As with any marriage, there have been a few rough days — but I’m blessed to say far more good and great days have marked our 6,208 days of … Continue reading

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