Category: Marriage

Tolkien Speaks: The Secret to a Happy Marriage

July 13, 2015
J.R.R. Tolkien was a romantic. When he met his future wife, Edith, at the age of 16, he was instantly smitten with her and immediately began an informal courtship, taking her to local tea houses on a regular basis. When the priest who acted as Tolkien’s guardian found out about his romance, however, he forbade […]

Satan Hates the Family. Here’s Why.

June 26, 2015
The United States just legalized gay “marriage.” Fear is in the air. I will simply share these thoughts: The final war between Satan and the Lord God is over the family. Why? Because the family is an icon of the Most Holy Trinity. The communion of love between the three Divine Persons is the original […]

Three Words That Can Save Your Marriage

May 19, 2015
Guys hate asking for directions. You know the stereotype: The family is on vacation, and they are hopelessly lost in an unfamiliar place. Dad is behind the wheel and he’s convinced he can find his way. The wife helpfully suggest stopping to ask a local for directions, but the husband snaps back that he is […]

G. K. Chesterton: It’s Not Gay, and It’s Not Marriage

May 4, 2015
  One of the pressing issues of Chesterton’s time was “birth control.” He not only objected to the idea, he objected to the very term because it meant the opposite of what it said. It meant no birth and no control. I can only imagine he would have the same objections about “gay marriage.” The idea […]

Keep Dating Your Wife: 25 Ways to Show Your Wife You Love Her

September 17, 2014
In college, I got to know an elderly couple who took a real liking to me, and they would often have me over to their house and take me out to dinner. While they were nothing but kind to me, their relationship with each other was incredibly hostile. Every conversation would turn into an angry shouting […]

5 Ways to Love Your Wife

May 30, 2014
“The state of marriage is one which requires more virtue and constancy than any other; it is a perpetual exercise in mortification.”- St. Francis de Sales “He who loves his wife loves himself.” Ephesians 5:28 I married a wonderful woman. She’s beautiful, hilarious, generous, and incredibly strong. (I’ve watched her give birth. Trust me, she’s […]

J.R.R. Tolkien: Husband and Father

February 21, 2014
Best known for his fantasy novels The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien is probably better known by members of his family for his profound example of true fatherhood. John Ronald Reuel Tolkien was born on January 3, 1892 in Bloemfontein, South Africa. His life growing up there and then later in England would prove […]

Get Married, Young Man, Part 5: How to Meet Good Women

February 6, 2014
This post is part of a series on dating and marriage. Previously, I wrote a list of things you should look for in a wife. Now, you might be thinking, That’s nice, but how on earth do I find a quality woman? That’s a fair question. The problem in answering it is that there are dozens of […]

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