Jim Burns, executive director of the Homeward Center at Azusa Pacific University, explains why the early years of marriage are critical. He says that the best thing a couple can do for their marriage is to pray together every day. The second best: laugh. Burns also explains that fear is often hiding behind our defensiveness. But once you realize your fears, you can face them and handle conflict better.
Jim Burns is the president of HomeWord and the Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim speaks to thousands of people around the world each year. He has close to two million resources in print in twenty languages. Some of his most popular books are Confident Parenting, The Purity Code, Creating an Intimate Marriage, and Closer. Jim and his wife, Cathy, live in Southern California and have three grown daughters, two sons-in-law, and two grandchildren.