Can You Really Save Marriages Using Facebook?

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Our Facebook marriage community has grown by 70% in 2014 and now has over 6,000 community members. What's more amazing to us is the interaction we're receiving.  Some of our posts have gotten over 100 comments from people all over the country.…

Solid Infrastructure

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A good home has a solid infrastructure: Good foundation Good walls Good roof A good city has a solid infrastructure Good streets Good sanitation Good commerce A good country has a solid infrastructure Good highways Good utilities Good…

The ART of Arguing

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Laura and I argue... A LOT! We argue: In the morning At night About our kids About dinner About money About getting the mail About sex You name it, we’ve probably argued about it! You see I’m a first born who always thinks he’s…

The BEST Molasses Cookies

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My  (Jay’s) grandpa Harry (we called him Pop) claimed that he was only able to recover from his heart attack because of my mom’s molasses cookies.  I made a special request for them this year on my birthday.  They aren’t just great,…

Why Teams Work!

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I (Jay) play in golf scrambles with a flat bellied 30 something named Ryan.  I’m the “safety” guy. I tee off first. My job is to put the ball in play so the flat bellies can let it rip. And when it comes to putting I’m “The Closer”…

Six Seasons of a Man’s Life

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OK FELLAS I need your help because this blog is especially for you! No offense ladies, you can chime in if you want (you usually do) :-) but I really need help from the guys! I’m writing a book entitled Six Seasons of a Man’s Life and I’d…

It’s a disaster, we NEED an Expert!

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Woke up this morning and found a puddle in front of our kitchen sink.  I opened the cabinet doors to find a mini-swimming pool inside the cabinet under our sink…remember I haven’t had my coffee yet! I tell Laura we have a problem and dutifully…

Going to Church Can Save Your Marriage

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Christians aren’t perfect… But going to Church can save your marriage! For years now we’ve loved to read the work of Harvard trained researcher Shaunti Feldhahn.  She’s just concluded an 8 year study on divorce in the church! By…

An Oil Change and a Marriage Tune-up PLEASE!

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I (Jay) am writing this from the customer lounge of Spartan Toyota in Lansing.   We all know that cars need regular oil changes.  Every 3,000 - 5,000 miles depending on your particular automobile. I usually have Jim at J&J in Alma handle…

The Sock Drawer Taught Me!

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    It really didn’t take me (Jay) long to figure out that Laura’s brain operated very differently from mine. I remember moving into our first apartment and watching in amazement as she took her socks from a moving box and put…