Give Up on Your Irrational Hope

Give Up on Your Irrational Hope

Nine years ago I started an organization called Summit Leaders. I had some big hopes and dreams for that organization. For years I was certain that I was going to meet one person or one event would happen that would take my little dream to…

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Why Your Marriage Isn’t Really Your Problem

Why Your Marriage Isn’t Really Your Problem

I’ll never forget the many bits of advice I got from well-meaning people on my wedding day. They’d give me a hug, then look me straight in the eye, and with a serious look say something like, “Marriage is going to be the most difficult,…

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The Diabolical Lie You May Have Believed

The Diabolical Lie You May Have Believed

When I worked at a church I would regularly see individuals or couples disappear from church for several months at a time. We would call to check on them and they always had reasonable explanations: we were on vacation, then our son got sick, then…

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Remember: It Won’t Always Be This Way

Remember: It Won’t Always Be This Way

This morning Elise woke up at 4:45am crying. Usually when this happens I just give her a little milk and she quickly falls back to sleep. But not this time. She just kept crying. For the next two hours I held her as she cried…

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The Only Way You’ll Ever Really Live

The Only Way You’ll Ever Really Live

When I was in my early twenties and felt invincible I started climbing a bunch of big mountains. I got in my head that I was gonna climb the seven summits – the highest mountain on each of the seven continents. The dream was short lived because…

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