For seven years I drove my 1989 Chevy pickup around without air conditioning. It went out somewhere around West Lake, Florida while driving from Louisville to Orlando in the summer of 1998. That was the summer of raging forest fires across northern Florida, so not only did I almost sweat death, I about choked to … Continue reading The Most Valuable Commodity of Our Age
Looking for something good to read to start 2019? Check out this list of recommendations from my reading in 2018.
When we talk to men and women at marriage conferences about their differing levels of interest in sexual intimacy, here's some of what we tell them.
“I never get angry,” a Woody Allen character says in one of his movies, “I grow a tumour instead.”
We can't all be happy all the time, but we can try to keep moving toward maturity.
Summer reading lists usually entail works of fiction or history - something of a lighter fare that can be picked up and put down with ease. This list may or may not reflect that genre as much as it is some recommendations from what I (John) have read so far this year. A Severe Mercy … Continue reading Summer Reading 2018
Back in October FamilyLife helped launch my new book, True Identity. The book is written for teens to help them process life's big questions. One of the things I've been asked for since the book released is a discussion guide for small groups. Well.... I've finally put one together! It's here for anyone to download. If … Continue reading True Identity: Discussion Guide
Early in our marriage we were confronted by a stark contrast in the way we viewed time. I, John, felt like my time was my own. All of it. Well, almost all. Julie felt that we should give more of that time away. She'd say yes to more things than I thought she should and … Continue reading One of the Best Things We Ever Did for Our Marriage
Admittedly, I'm a food snob (Julie here). Despite of this, it surprises some people that I don't shop often at Whole Foods. Most of my grocery needs are met at Kroger. Here are a few tips for label reading to help you navigate the tricky waters of "what is healthy?" I have a few guidelines … Continue reading Shop Smarter: Tips for Reading Labels
We shared this story recently in a letter to a number of folks who partner with us in ministry. But it was too good not to share with a broader audience. I walked out of the Weekend to Remember in Tampa to get a quick breather. Though we were in the sunshine state, I’d yet … Continue reading A Tampa Bay Boardwalk Moment