Marriage on Minecraft

Brad says…

Minecraft is an addictingly simple computer game that is all the rage in 8 to 12-year-old boys. Since I have 2 of those I recently have done the fatherly things of falling under its clutches too. As I’ve fallen under Mincraft’s spell I’ve learned a few marriage lessons that I wanted to pass on to you as well.

I’ll admit I’m a bit of a gamer, but even more than games I have the habit of throwing myself into new activities, interests or hobbies full force. As I’ve come to discover a lot of other men have this same issue. It might be games, sports, cars, fishing, or other hobbies, but men often throw their “outside of work brain” into some other activity.Minecraft Marriage

Not a Bad Thing

These hobbies are really not a bad thing. They offer entertainment, distraction and fun. In my case it offers me the opportunity to connect with my boys by sharing a similar interest and language. (I wrote that last sentence just for my beautiful wife, but it happens to be true too!)

Slipping Away

The problem with these hobbies comes when they start to take up your precious resources that should be devoted elsewhere. The two most common resources that seem to disappear are time and money. I’ll admit money usually isn’t my issue. I’m the “saver” in our marriage, so usually I only fall in to activities or hobbies that don’t require much money. My issue is clearly time.

7 Reasons Marriage Rocks

Brad says, Kate’s post, 7 Reasons I Love Being Married added to the list of people stepping forward to shout to the hilltops why marriage is awesome! Our culture often has a mindset that marriage will be good for the first few years, but after you leave the honeymoon phase that blah is just normal….

7 Reason I LOVE Being Married

Kate says . . . A handful of amazing marriage bloggers started the trend so I decided to add my thoughts, because I am seriously in love with being married. Especially to my hot, handsome man! There are many people around us that are not so excited about their marriages, so why are we so…

You’re Not My Mom!

Brad says… Kate’s post “He’s Not a Kid” got me thinking about how I acted earlier in our marriage. There were absolutely times that I was not the man who Kate needed. If I’m honest there were times that I was being a kid. As Kate admitted, there were times that she treated me like…

He is not a Kid

Kate says . . . “He is like having another kid!” All too often I have heard a wife say this, after an exasperated sigh about her husband! Honestly in the beginning of our marriage, when we had our first child, there were times I felt this way. Yet when I married Brad, I had…

Celebrating the Physical Side of Sex

Welcome to part 4 of Shannon’s Celebrating Sex series!  Be sure to check out part 1, “Celebrating the Spiritual Side of Sex“, part 2 “Celebrating the Mental Side of Sex” and part 3 “Celebrating the Emotional Side of Sex” Shannon Ethridge says… How Can We (Re)Discover Each Other’s Sexual Hot Spots? I hear many couples…

Celebrating the Emotional Side of Sex

Welcome to part 3 of Shannon’s 4 part series!  Be sure to check out part 1, “Celebrating the Spiritual Side of Sex” and Part 2 “Celebrating the Mental Side of Sex” Shannon Ethridge says… What’s The Secret To Staying Together Forever? I was recently co-hosting the morning show at the local radio station here in…

Celebrating the Mental Side of Sex

Shannon Ethridge says . . . Why Do Humans Think About Sex So Often? In the summer of 1999 we took our young children for an afternoon outing to the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, Texas.  As we entered an area called the “Texas Petting Zoo,” Erin and Matthew were thrilled over the thought that they’d…

A Weekend Away? Join Us!

Brad and Kate say . . . Who wants a weekend away?  A weekend to focus and celebrate your marriage?  If you live in the Lancaster/Philadelphia/Harrisburg area, join us! We will be leading a marriage weekend, hosted by House on the Rock Family Ministries! Below is a link to all the info. We’d love to…

Celebrating the Spiritual Side Of Sex

There are so many marriage and intimacy books out there. Many are great, but every so often one comes out that really hits the mark! I cannot express how much I loved The Passion Principles, by Shannon Ethridge (author of the Sexually Confident Wife). It is a much needed book that touches on the vital…