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I Don’t Normally Get Emails From Movie Producers

Last week, I posted a fairly negative review of the latest faith-based film, The Song, and I expected there to be a low to moderate degree of interest in what I wrote.  Boy, was I wrong. Read more

“The Song” Struggles to Stay on Pitch

The Song is the latest in a number of faith-based films that are not only trying to reach Christian audiences but also trying to appeal to those who never darken the doors of church buildings.  The film uses the story of a successful country music star as a rough analogy to the life of King Solomon and aims to teach lessons on faith, fidelity, and fame – I think. Read more

What to Do When Your Kids are Making You Psycho

This past weekend, my wife had to be away for two days, which meant I was in charge of managing Daddy Daycare for a three and four-year-old.  I figured that two days might be a challenge, but I was up for it.  I was not. Read more

The Reason It’s So Easy to Stay In Love with My Wife

When I met my wife, I was a serial dater; and by that I mean that I made it my business to go out on dates with a wide range of eligible bachelorettes in hopes that one day I would strike gold and find a wife.  One assumption people made about me during that time was that I was some kind of super confident bachelor when it came to dating and women – it couldn’t have been further from the truth.  Read more

The Reason We Scroll Through Facebook Likes

A few years ago when I got on Facebook, there was no such thing as a “like” button (can you imagine it?).  You just posted status updates, photos, or links to articles, and the only way you knew whether people approved was if they commented on it.  Then the like button came along at some point and changed everything.  Now there was an instant measure of success for every insecure human being on Facebook.  Read more

When it Comes to Race, I Just Don’t Get It

When I was 14 years old, I got into a spat with my dear friend Erin Myers, thus beginning a one-month standoff between us in which we both refused to call or otherwise speak to one another.  That standoff was interrupted the day after school on May 26, 1994, when she pulled out in front of an 18-wheeler and died on impact. Read more

God May Be the One Nudging You to Speak

Yesterday, I was in a little convenience store in downtown D.C., where I quickly grabbed a drink and headed to the cash register. Three ladies were working, and when I looked at the youngest of the three (in the center of the photo) a simple phrase came into my head and seemed like it was just for her: Don’t settle for less. Read more

How to Handle the Emotional Garbage that Comes with the Limelight

Almost five years ago I sat down in front of my laptop and began writing my first blog post. I had never blogged before, and I didn’t read blogs very much – I just wanted a public outlet to share some of my thoughts about marriage, parenting, and God. I was not prepared for how much of a blessing and a burden the whole thing would become.
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What I Learned About Singleness From Attending a Mormon Church Service

A few years ago, I had a Mormon friend who invited me to attend a service at his church (also known as a “ward”). I had visited a Mormon church service in high school, so I knew what to expect — or so I thought. Read more

Your Insecurities are Making You Weird

I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I’ve got this funky habit that has created more awkward moments than I care to admit.   Read more


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