How Do You Keep Your Marriage Hot?

5 Secrets that will create a Successful Marriage.

This post is dedicated to my wife, Kari. I love you and am excited to be celebrating 4 years of marriage to you–my best friend. Happy Anniversary – on June 9th – Thank you for making me the happiest man on earth.

If you’re married, remember the moment you either walked down the aisle, or like me, waited at the altar for your Bride? It’s an exhilarating feeling knowing your life is about to be forever changed. The music and fanfare, but all you care about is the person on the other side of the aisle. But what happens after it all wears off and life settles in.

This Thursday will be four years since Kari and I tied the knot. The weeks of planning and waiting, the day finally arrived. Yet, when I think back to simpler days, where I only had myself to worry about, it sounds like a good idea.

022: 4 Things You Must Do to Create a Healthy Marriage

Today I want to talk about building healthy marriages. A lot of people go into marriage thinking everything will be peaches and roses. But I want to help you take off the rose colored glasses and walk you what it takes to building a healthy marriage that will propel your leadership to the next level. And as always, another leadership look in John Maxwell’s Devotional. All of this and more in this today’s episode.


Listen to episode: (0:58:03)

3 Years and No Looking Back: 3 Tips to Creating a Healthy Marriage

I’ve been married, as of yesterday, three years. And, these have been the best years of my life. Our marriage couldn’t be stronger and healthier. I’ve talked with men who’ve wanted the secret to a successful marriage or men wiser and older than I, who’ve offered advice for my taking.

Our Wedding Day 6-09-12

Our Wedding Day 6-09-12

Waiting down at the bottom of the aisle was exhilarating. I still remember the entire audience staring at me as I waited for my bride. Canon in D began. The doors flooded open. My heart pounded. Then, a glimmer of white caught my eye. There she was, beautiful, pure and walking towards me.

4 Keys to a Successful Marraige!

It may seem like a odd concept, that there can be four keys to a successful marriage. For those who’ve been married any length of time, you know that marriage takes time to manage and make work. Any friendship is hard work. But marriage takes the cake. This is the person you live with day in and day out.


Our wedding 6-9-12


I remember the first moment I met my wife. We were in our mutual friend’s wedding and I was her escort down the aisle. Little did I know that I would marry her three years later. These have been the best years of my life.

2 Years of No Life!

Wedding Day June 9, 2012

Wedding Day
June 9, 2012

Thinking back to simpler days, where I only had myself to worry about, sounds like a good idea. Hear me out. Wouldn’t it be nice to find that life is all about you: your time, your dollar, your likes, your dislikes and you can even leave dirty underwear laying around without anyone to ask you to pick them up? Sounds like a good life, doesn’t it?

7 Secrets to Keeping Your Marriage Hot (SHARE-A-BLOG)

Image from Charisma Magazine article by J. Lee Grady

Thursday’s will become my “share-a-blog” day. I came a cross my friend J. Lee Grady you can follow him here @leegrady. He was the editor for Charisma Magzine. In his latest article/blog on their website, Lee shares some powerful insights to help couples maintain a healthy marriage. I highly recommend this post. Give it a read, come back here and sound off in the comments on your thoughts.