With divorce rates hovering between 40 and 50 percent, experts spend countless hours discussing the reasons why so many Americans can’t make their marriages work. Arguments over money, sex, and kids are perennial fire starters. But there’s another issue that is critically important—especially for husbands and wives with demanding careers. Courtney Barbee credits the success […]
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Leaders and entrepreneurs fail for a million reasons. The usual suspects include lack of cash flow, dearth of technological savvy, or insufficient planning. But according to researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, the cause behind a failure to thrive in both personal and professional settings may be much simpler to explain. At least for married folks. […]
As a leader, the health of your marriage directly impacts your effectiveness. Nothing will undermine it faster than a bad marriage. And few things will advance it like a good one. But it’s not easy. All marriages are works in progress. I’ve been married to Gail for thirty-eight years, and we’re still working on ours.
Nothing will undermine your effectiveness as a leader faster than a bad marriage. Your marriage is a living example of what it is like to be in a close relationship with you.
As a leader, the health of your marriage directly affects the impact of your leadership. I have witnessed this time and time again. Being effective at work or in ministry begins by being effective at home. Here’s why.
I’ve been writing about marriage and family for the past four years. This is the equivalent of the time I spent getting my undergraduate degree almost twenty years ago. I never had a successful career in anything related to my degree. But my career as a blogger, author, and speaker in the area of marriage […]
If I had a dollar for every time people asked my wife, Gail, how she lives with an entrepreneur, I wouldn’t have to be one. Scratch that. I would probably figure out how to get more people to ask the question. (Sorry, I can’t help myself!) Being an entrepreneur is part of who I am. […]
Adultery is not normal. It certainly isn’t inevitable. But in order to avoid falling, we must be intentional about protecting our marriages.
You weren’t attracted to your spouse by accident. What if God led you to him or her because He knew precisely what you needed to realize your full potential.
What does marriage have to do with leadership? Everything. If you can’t learn to manage conflict with those closest to you, how can you manage it with those who have less of a stake in the outcome?
The church often preaches that agape, sacrificial love, is the most important. Our culture suggest that eros, sexual love, is the most important. The third type is actually more important to marriage than the other two.
One of the homework assignments is to avoid the use of the word “you” when speaking to our wives. As Regi Campbell, author of Mentor Like Jesus and founder of Next Generation Mentoring, says, “Nothing good ever happens when we start out with that word.” As a husband of 32 years and father of five daughters, he is absolutely right. I have blown it so many times, I have lost count!