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Why is Marriage a Good Thing?

This is an interview my wife and I did recently with Impilo Media on Marriage, Sex & Relationships. “When you have another person so close, so in your space, so part of your everyday life – and they see you at your best and worst – then you have to forget that it’s all about […]

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How to Fight With Family

Over the past few sundays our church has been running a series on family called “Fight Club”. Part one was all about fighting FOR your family, and part two was all about learning how to fight WITH your family – in a way that builds up instead of tearing down. My wife, Jess, and I […]

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Show Me Your Friends and I’ll Show You Your Future

I recently read an article that convinced me that in the next five years a person will become a conglomerate of the people they hang out with. Perhaps you’ve heard this before? You become over time the average of your five closest friends. The article said that more important than food and exercise, more important […]

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Love Stories are Built Around People’s Idiosyncrasies

We all have them… Idiosyncrasies. Those distinctive or peculiar little mannerisms and quirks that have the potential to annoy the heck out of our partners. But are they more than just a source of irritation? I think so. Here is one of my favourite quotes from the film Good Will Hunting that explains what I mean so well: Sean […]

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Words Like Atom Bombs

Handle them carefully, for words have more power than atom bombs. – Pearl Strachan The words we speak are powerful things. Words can tear down or they can build up. They can bring death or they can bring life. This past week I did not use my words very well. In an argument with someone I […]

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Welcome…

Today I had the privilege of guest posting on Michael Hyatt’s blog, which I’m really excited about. The post I wrote is called “The Importance of Crossing Daily Finish Lines” If you are visiting from his site, then WELCOME and thanks for stopping by! That’s me on the right, and much like Michael, I too […]

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The Adventure of Marriage

I’ve always been fascinated with Everest. I’ve read books, watched documentaries, and followed with intrigue the stories of brave men and women who have climbed to the top of the world. I’m not sure if I’ll ever get the chance (or have it in me) to summit Everest, but one of my life’s ambitions is […]

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The Cult of Multi-Tasking

Hi my name is Tom, and I am a multi-tasker. I confess. Far too often I am so busy checking my email, writing a message, answering a text, writing down an idea (possibly at the same time) that I miss the person standing right in front of me. Sometimes I think this is part of […]

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