Wednesday, March 14, 2012

What has happened to us?



A ran across this video from Tony DeShare recently. It was really cool to see these wonderful proposals and the joy on their faces as they take that great first official step to marriage. It did not take long though for the little cynic voice in my head to jump in and remind me that statistically more than half of these journeys will end in divorce. Many of these will also have the added tragedy of a split family with children torn in the middle

Why is it that so often things go wrong? My marriage is not perfect by any stretch of the imagination but I know that Michelle is my wife for life no matter what challenge we may face in the future. We are in this together and work hard to make sure our relationship continues to grow.

Now I do not want to throw stones in my glass house. What I do want to do is especially encourage my guy friends out there. Love your wife, never stop pursuing and hold on to that joyful feeling you had in those early days.

Watch the video closely and remember.

Heck, maybe even stop on the way home from work today, grab her some flowers and say while on your knees, “Even _____years later, I am so glad you said yes to me”

So tell us fellas--What tips do you have for keeping a strong and joyful marriage?

So tell us ladies—What tips do you have for us guys?

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Welcome to my 100th blog post!

I just happened to notice last week that my next davidnprogress post was going to me my 100th. This is a bit of milestone which calls for an extraordinary and ground breaking post of life changing dimensions.

Instead I thought I would write this.

Why do I write? Well that is a good question. Certainly it is not for any fame, money or recognition. It is not for popularity either given that a really good total viewership of a post for me is somewhere around 50 views. (Thank you readers!)

I write as form of therapy and accountability. My best posts have come during times of frustration either with myself or with others. It is pretty hard to give advice about life and parenting and not strive to live by that very same advice. There have been many times that I have read my own post to help me through a difficult time.
I have some favorites as you might imagine and so in no particular order here are a few of them.









2011 was a slow blogging year for me but I am back on track for 2012! I am also excited to be working on moving my blog over to my own domain and to davidnprogress.com. This is going to be fun.
Are you a blogger? Why do you do it?