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

The Secret Sauce to a Happy Healthy Marriage – FTQA 081

Happy Healthy Marriage

What is the secret sauce to a happy, healthy marriage? That’s one of the questions we’ll answer on this episode of Family Time Q&A Podcast. Olivia and I bring on long time friends, and Honorary Dugans, Glen and Shawn Solberg who serve on the staff of FamilyLife Ministries. In celebration of National Healthy Marriage Week, … Read more

Romantic Date Night for $10 – FTQA 079

Romantic Date Night for $10

Jerry and Olivia have a husband and wife talk about the following: Upcoming interview with Dr. Jeff Temple, Associate Professor of Univ of Texas Medical Branch, #TDVAM Upcoming interview with Glen and Shawn Solberg from FamilyLife Ministries about healthy marriages Jacob and Emma happenings Olivia’s question to Jerry: What is the most draining aspect of … Read more

FTQA 068 – A Medal, a Regret, and an Opportunity

FTQA 068 A Medal, a Regret, and an Opportunity

Download this episode (right click and save)   Olivia and I have a husband and wife discussion on the following: Jacob’s first cross country medal A new format for Family Time Q&A Podcast Olivia’s Silent Bob quality My biggest regret and an opportunity to consider Olivia’s question to Jerry: What is one thing in your … Read more

Use Your Turn Signals: 8 Areas in Relationships When You Should Communicate Your Lane Changes

Use Your Turn Signals: 8 Areas in Relationships When You Should Communicate Your Lane Changes

Driving home along the Crosstown Expressway in Corpus Christi requires a few lane changes. I use my turn signal a second or two before I look over my shoulder letting others know what I plan to do, check my mirrors, check my blindspot, and if it all looks clear, I make my lane change. However, as … Read more

FTQA 062 – Fly Me to the Moon

fly me to the moon

In this episode, Olivia and I have a husband-wife talk about the following: How busy summer has been for us in 2015 Feeling like a family taxi service to our children Who won drawing for the book Dates on a Dime How to get a copy of Coffee Dates for Couples from us Where to send … Read more

FTQA 060 – Dedicationally! What I Think of My Son’s Friends, Plus a Message to Loveless Marriage and Divorced Dads

Divorced Dads - Advice

In this episode, Jacob and I have a father-son discussion about what I think about his friends, how his life is different and similar to his friends, and somehow I find myself on a soapbox about what men should really do about their loveless marriage as well as provide advice for divorced dads. Download this … Read more

Weekend to Remember Wrap Up

Weekend to Remember, 2015, Corpus Christi

“It truly helped us reconnect and learn so much info about one another. Plus we’ve never been alone so we had our honeymoon 4 years later, and it was amazing! Truly a weekend to remember, and I will never forget!” Wife, married 4 years Olivia and I wrapped up another FamilyLife Weekend to Remember in … Read more

FTQA 054 – What Three Things Are Your Parents Passionate About?

passion

Download this episode (right click and save) Emma and I have a father-daughter discussion including Emma’s response to the question, “What three things are your parents most passionate about?” Your actions and words clearly communicate what is most important to you. We also share a couple of underdog stories related to my service in the … Read more