4 Ways to Be the Disney Experience to Your Spouse

4 Ways to be the Disney Experience to Your Spouse

“Be Our Guest” Walt Disney World is renowned for its ability to make their guests feel special through a consistent Disney Experience. Their use of tools like Magic Bands for resort guests, clean bathrooms, allowing Cast Members to create Magical Moments, and more bring people into the stories and experiences that we grew up to … Read more

Husband’s Strength in Marriage

Husband's Strength in Marriage

This is an adapted excerpt from my November 2013 TEDx Corpus Christi Talk titled “Redefining Strength in Manhood.” Strength: The Problem When I married Olivia, I brought into my marriage the ability to express myself in only two ways, anger and humor. This would seem perfectly fine for many men in the U.S. I know personally … Read more

FTQA 074 – Christmas Season is Here!

FTQA 074 Christmas Season is Here

Christmas season is here for the Dugans! Granted, Christmas season kind of starts as early as September for Liv. Then again, it’s year-round if we consider her Christmas Wall, a wall of Christmas decorations that never come down. Liv and I have a husband-wife chat about what we’re looking forward to this year’s Christmas, her … Read more

FTQA 064 – AshleyMadison, Surviving Infidelity After the Affair

FTQA 064 - AshleyMadison, Surviving Infidelity After the Affair

Download this episode (right click and save) With 29 million customers, the recent hack of the ashleymadison.com database has brought pain to married couples around the world. In this episode, Olivia and Jerry have a husband-wife discussion on the following: The end-of-summer blues for Olivia What did Jerry mumble behind Olivia’s back before recording this … Read more

Episode 34 – Hair playing, AllProDad question for my wife, a Sorcerer’s Hat, and Who’s Pregnant?!

Photo credit: Brittany Soliz, NGM Photos, 2014 Click here to listen to the podcast. Olivia’s question to me: You know at night, when we’re watching television without the kids, why do you not automatically start playing with my hair? You know that’s what I want. Bonus Question #1: Could you (Jerry) please entertain us for … Read more

Three Recommended Book Titles for Men on Marriage

There are three books for men that come to mind when I am asked to suggest titles that focus on helping men in marriage. Unlike like many marriage books that are about “this is what she is like” and “this is what he is like” comparisons, these are titles are specific calls to men on … Read more

One Thing You Can Do to Have a Healthy, Happy Marriage

The secret to having a healthy, happy marriage with your spouse is to make yourself an expert in marriage. To say it more correctly, both spouses should strive to become experts in marriage together. By EEIM (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Think of it like pairs skating if you’re currently watching the 2014 … Read more

About the Weekend to Remember, a two-and-a-half day weekend getaway for couples

Find a FamilyLife Weekend to Remember location and register.  Special Rate: Use Group Name “CorpusChristi” and save up to $100 off your registration rate. Focus Life has a way of overwhelming a marriage. Jobs, kids, activities, errands. Before you know it, checking your e-mail is more important than carving out a date night. FamilyLife’s Weekend … Read more

5 Ways to Make Your Wife Submit to You

Liv and I often come across couples who struggle with the passage in Ephesians 5:22-25,  submission of a wife to her husband. Men are often frustrated that their wives will not submit like they read in the Bible. In fact, these frustrated men often ask me, “Jerry, how do I make my wife submit to … Read more