Author Archives: Regi Campbell

A Call to Humility

If I could secretly reach into the heart of every man and turn the knobs, the first one I’d look for would be labeled “Humility”. It would have an arrow pointing one way toward “Humble” and one the other way labeled “Proud”. Crank up the humility and you’re turning down the pride. I’d crank humility...

The Bait and Switch

Everyone who gets married gets surprised. There’s things you find out after the wedding you didn’t know before hand. And it’s mutual . . . she’s going to discover things about you she didn’t fathom while you were dating or engaged. It’s not intentional – it’s nobody’s fault. It just happens. The idea of ‘Patti’...

What Radical Husbands Do

This is what I’ve been working on for 45 years. Not the book, my marriage. What’s bigger than our marriages? Our marriages might be the most valuable thing we have and the most undervalued thing we have. Spend a little time with old men who are widowers and you’ll find out. They’d give just about...

Four Ways to Deal with Regret

I run into two kinds of Jesus-followers. The ‘good guys’ who grew up in church, mostly did the right thing and ended up marrying the homecoming queen. The other kind ‘wandered off the farm’ and screwed up in royal fashion. These men (of which I am one) crashed and burned . . . became humbled...

Memorial Day and Good Friday

On Veterans Day and Memorial Day, the conversation turns to those who’ve served and died for our country. My brother is one of those. He volunteered to join the Army, willingly went to Vietnam at its zenith, and came home different. Poor physical and mental health. Angry and sad from the loss of life and...

Plan or Perspective

They say they’re no ‘foxhole atheists’. When the chips are down-I mean really down, most people will cry out to God. Prayer in those situations is pretty straight-up. “Get me out of here” or “Please send help before it’s too late” or “I’ve GOT to make this huge decision. . . please God, if you’re...

Teaching Compassion to Your Kids (Part II)

Here’s the last half of “10 Things you must teach your kids about compassion” from All Pro Dad1   6.   Furry Friends Do you have a family pet? Animals teach many great qualities. Compassion is right at the top of the list. How your child treats his pet is a great indication of the character...

Teaching Compassion to Your Kids (Part I)

Suffering with another person shows you care about them. In the communities where we grew up, everyone showed compassion when someone was sick or hurt or their house burned down. People chipped in, cooked food, sat and suffered with each other. Jesus-followers are still the most compassionate people on earth. We do more for the...

Scot-Free and Debt-Free

Imagine you have a teenage son. You’ve told him what he’s to do. It’s for his own good . . . for his protection . . . because you love him. But let’s say he does what all teenagers do at one time or another – he disobeys. Let’s say he rear-ends another car while...

Switching Gears

Some of the ‘best practices’ from the business world can make marriages work better. Not all, but some. Here are three examples: 1. Commit and Communicate – Employees, venders, investors and customers want to follow a leader who exhibits that singular ‘all in’ commitment to his business or organization. They want to hear it ....