Marriage Sucks. Get a Dog Instead... And Other Lies That Hurt The World

marriage Mar 18, 2019

Last October we spent five weeks in Mexico with our seven kids.

While there, we did a series of videos on marriage.

One man left this comment:

"Interpersonal relationships aren't worth the effort. I got a dog instead."

Today, I read a viral article which republished a suffragette pamphlet from 1918 providing "sage marriage advice" for young ladies.

This "sage advice" included:

  1. Do not marry at all.
  2. If you must marry, avoid the Beauty Men, Flirts, Bounders, Tailor's Dummies and Football Enthusiasts.
  3. Look for a Strong, Tame man, a Fire-lighter, Coal-getter, Window Cleaner, and Yard Swiller.
  4. Don't expect too much, most men are lazy, selfish, thoughtless, lying, drunken, clumsy, heavy-footed, rough, unmanly brutes and need taming.
  5. If you want him to be happy, feed the brute.
  6. The same remark applies to dogs.
  7. You will be wiser not to chance it, it isn't worth the risk.

 

Comments on this viral article included:

I get it. Men have been (and some still are) brutes...

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If You Think This Doesn't Apply To You, It Does... You Are Sleep Walking Through Life And You Don't Even Know It

the awakening Feb 25, 2019

 

There's something called 'The Awakening'. You NEED to experience it.

No matter how great or awful you think your life is, no matter how successful or unsuccessful, how rich or poor you think you are -- we've seen that across the board there's one thing that all people lack.

It's The Awakening.

No, I'm not referring to strange movies or 19th-century novels, or to anything spiritual or religious.

'The Awakening' as we define it is something that happens in your mind and soul. It has to do with the way you think about and interpret life.

It's an experience or realization that makes you feel that until now you were living in a walking coma. You were asleep but didn't know it.

C.S. Lewis put it this way:

You understand sleep when you are awake, not while you are sleeping. You can see mistakes in arithmetic when your mind is working properly; while you are making them...

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Family Travel Interrupts Life and is Inconvenient, Which is WHY It's So Good For Your Family

family travel Feb 18, 2019

Travel interrupts your life.

But that's WHY it's powerful. That's WHY it changes you. It's a pattern interrupt.

We NEED pattern interrupts in our life. Our lives are built on patterns and routines -- and that's a good thing. Routines and habits help us to live, build, create, have stability, get through the day.

But pattern interrupts help us CHANGE. They help us LEVEL UP. They help us see things in a NEW way, to conceive new possibilities, to imagine, dream, and envision a different future.

According to the Huffington Post, 

"A Pattern interrupt is a technique to change a particular thought, behavior or situation. Behavioral psychology and neuro-linguistic programming use this technique to interrupt and change thought patterns and behaviors. It can be as simple as initiating a handshake or as definitive as seizing the moment to travel or fulfill your bucket list."

Without pattern interrupts, we stay stuck in the same routines -- FOREVER. This is insanity...

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4 Questions That Led us to Live an Extraordinary Life with 7 Children

It’s been over 11 years and 33 countries since we first asked these questions.

In those 11 years, we’ve grown our family from four kids to seven and traveled with them to 33 countries on 5 continents.

We’ve climbed ancient pyramids, volcanoes, and mountains; ridden dromedaries in the Sahara, horses in Germany and wild ponies on the moor; waded, surfed, swam, snorkeled, or sandboarded on 4 continents; explored castles in Europe, beaches in the Caribbean, jungles in Central America, and glaciers in Iceland and Nepal; learned vocab in Spanish, German, French, Italian and Arabic; and eaten breakfast in France, lunch in Monaco and dinner in Italy -- all in the same day.

We live an extraordinary life.

It started out normal enough — a small house in a farming town with a white picket fence, 2 dogs, 2.5 kids, and a career my husband was committed to until he was 65. Maybe if we worked hard we could retire early at 60, then travel. That was our...

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It’s less expensive for this family of 9 to travel year-round than stay home—here’s how

family travel Nov 16, 2018
 

Isn't this awesome guys! We made it in the news. Originally published on CNBC:

The Dennings are leading the life of their dreams, one that at first they worried was out of reach.

The family of nine travels full-time without a home base, GOBankingRates originally reported. Over the past ten years, they’ve visited 39 countries.

“I literally remember thinking, ‘Is this even possible? Is it just a dream? Can it actually happen?’” Greg Denning, the husband, and father, tells CNBC Make It.

By “interrogating” countless travelers, “voracious study” and a lot of “trial and error,” Denning and his wife Rachel found that the answer was yes.

What’s more, he says, they found that “it’s actually significantly less expensive for our entire family to be traveling around the world than it is to be set up at home, with the mortgage and the cars and the insurance, etc.”

Here’s how they...

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