Express Yourself – Madonna’s Missed Secret to Men for a Healthy Marriage

Express yourself

I don’t know why, but I was singing Madonna’s “Express Yourself” while making pancakes and bacon on a Saturday morning. In fact, I’m writing this twelve hours since that breakfast, and Olivia just asked me, “Are you still singing that song?” Yup. It happens. I just got “Geronimo” by Shepherd out of my head. As … Read more

Communication in Marriage – Episode 50 FTQA

Download this episode (right click and save) In this husband-wife episode, Olivia and I talk about the following: Vibrant pink vomit Dedicating this episode to my late-friend Judah Hoehne Dunkin Donuts Reading the book Unbroken: A World War II Story About Survival, Resilience, and Redemption The von Trapp Singers album Our first sponsor Jerry question … 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

The 7-Day Media Fast

Last Week, I suddenly challenged myself and my family to a 7-Day Media Fast. I was in the middle of assessing my life goals and completing Step 3 of the “I Dare You to Change Challenge” (if you do not already own a copy of I Dare You to Change by Bil Cornelius, I highly … Read more