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New Year – New Updates

New Year – New Updates

TACK-F (Taya and Chris Kyle Foundation)– Service Family Strong Happy New Year! TACK-F is excited to start 2022 building on the successes of 2021! Our Mission TACK- F exists to save lives by providing unique tools service couples need to save their marriage,...

Taya’s Note: TACK-F Service Family Strong

Taya’s Note: TACK-F Service Family Strong

If you attended the 2019 American Airlines Skyball XVII event in support of Airpower Foundation, or our Third Annual Chicago Gala, you would’ve seen this beautiful video that features our own Taya Kyle.

Four of my Favorite Practices for Handling Stress

Four of my Favorite Practices for Handling Stress

“I just took his pill!!” “What?” I followed. Lori, with eyes open wide, repeated the same outburst but this time in more of a shocked cadence, “I. Just. Took. His. Pill!”Lori and I sometimes refer to our family experience as “Riding on the nose-cone of a rocket.” We...

Mom’s Little Secret

Mom’s Little Secret

I will let you in on a little secret many of your moms have been keeping from you. I believe most of them would deny it if you asked. I believe you would only ask because you are convinced your mother could never, ever be the person who would be susceptible to such a...

Better Communication for a Stronger Marriage

Better Communication for a Stronger Marriage

I have officiated hundreds of weddings. During every ceremony, there has been the time-honored ritual of the bride and groom making vows to one another. I have heard some traditional vows, some modern, some unique, and one just flat-out weird. For some reason, I have...

They Walk Among Us

They Walk Among Us

Our youngest daughter Emily is our free spirit. Fun could be her middle name. She has turned acting silly into an art form. One day she was in full-on silly mode. My wife Lori asked her "Emily, what am I going to do with you?" Emily responded matter-of-factly, "I...

Two of the Most Powerful Parenting Tools Ever!

Two of the Most Powerful Parenting Tools Ever!

Riddle me this: What are two of the most powerful parenting tools ever? Answer? Read on. One day I walked in the front door of my house. It was just that simple. I returned home on a Friday night after three days of training and six days of mission work in an...

Taya’s Birthday Message to Chris

Taya’s Birthday Message to Chris

“Life isn’t meant to be lived perfectly…but merely to be LIVED. Boldly, wildly, beautifully, uncertainly, imperfectly, magically LIVED.” – Mandy Hale. Happy Birthday Chris! I am so grateful for the memories - surprise breakfasts, donut cakes, kids’ handmade cards, you...

Picking Your Relationship Battles

Picking Your Relationship Battles

When I left the house that morning, I thought I was only running a few errands. Little did I know I was going to have a front-row seat to an epic life or death battle. My first glimpse of the saga was nothing to write home about. I rounded a curve, and a sparrow was...

Home is Where the “Hard” is

Home is Where the “Hard” is

Home is where the hard is … And that can be ok. It has always seemed odd that the people we love the most can be the same people with whom we have the greatest struggles. You and your spouse fight more than laugh. The Tahiti honeymoon has been replaced by tit-for-tat...