“Soulmate” is a silly term. I believe this wholeheartedly. Not always a popular opinion, but one that I feel makes relationships, love, and marriage a bit more realistic and therefore, more likely to last. Life is not a Nicholas Sparks novel. Couples do not ride off into the sunset. Before you accuse me of being overly pragmatic, please know that I believe romance plays a … [Read more...] about Six Rules to be a Good Teammate in Your Marriage
What makes a man attractive? The million-dollar question with an answer that’s different for nearly everyone. I’ve broken down the three things that originally drew me to Ryan because there is an important point in each one that I believe every guy should be aware of when thinking about what makes him attractive. Physical Appearance It’s no secret that one of the first … [Read more...] about What Makes a Man Attractive? Stand Out with these 3 Qualities
My wife and I were married for a little more than 3 years before the birth of our son. We were doing just fine on our own and loved our life together. We ran and worked out frequently, hung out with our friends all the time and had time for our side hustles. It was nice to be able to stay late at the office to finish up a project without stressing about who was … [Read more...] about 3 Common Mistakes Even Good Parents Make
Don’t lie to me gentlemen. Whether you paid extra money to find out early, you went with your wife to the mid-pregnancy anatomy scan or if you waited until the delivery room, don’t tell me you were not OVERJOYED to find out your baby was a boy. There is something about that moment. You have a mini-me, someone to carry on the family name, a partner in crime, a Saturday … [Read more...] about “It’s a boy!” Now what?
I don't have it all figured out, but I do my best to lead my family. Part of that is protecting and providing, but part of that is being a 'man of action' and leading by example. To guide us, my wife and I created the Stephens Family Commandments. There are currently ten. We review our commandments quarterly. They're fluid. When the kids get old enough to … [Read more...] about The Stephens Family Commandments: 10 Rules for Living Our Best Life