Marriage Maintenance

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With a flat tire, new windshield wipers, a new headlight, and a full tank of gas…I’ve been investing my car a bit this week.

It’s caused me to think about how important investing in my marriage is. Growing up, preventative car maintenance was a foregone conclusion. In our house, you simply changed the oil every 3,000 miles, you rotated the tires, you never let the gas tank get below 1/2 full. (Well…you brought it to the mechanic do the oil and tires. 🙂 ) It’s like brushing teeth, you simply did it.

I like to think I’m helping my kids add to that legacy by making it just normal that my wife and I are going to this weekend’s Marriage Encounter in Portland. We did our first marriage encounter a couple years ago but for me, this seems like an every-3,000-miles sort of event.

Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman helps leaders lead their teams with more effectiveness and less stress. The author of "Ask Without Fear!®," he is the founder of The Concord Leadership Group and He's also the executive director of and an Advisory Panel member of Rogare, a prestigious international fundraising think tank. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook. To get his free ebook on 21 ways to get board members engaged with fundraising, go to

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