Honoring Your Parents When You’re All Grown Up

Family Battles One of the most familiar verses on spiritual warfare is Ephesians 6:12, where we learn that we do not wrestle against flesh and blood. And yet, while we read that verse and meditate upon its meaning, some of us are confronted with the reality that it seems we do indeed wrestle with flesh Read more about Honoring Your Parents When You’re All Grown Up[…]

How to “Emotionally-Affair-Proof” Your Marriage

Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. ~ Hebrews 13:4 The news of yet another Christian leader publicly acknowledging his resignation from service because of sinful activity has brought a renewed level of introspection.  Specifically, many men have been looking in the mirror, searching their hearts, and Read more about How to “Emotionally-Affair-Proof” Your Marriage[…]

Advent Readings for 2012

  This coming Sunday, December 2, marks the first Sunday in the season of Advent, which marks the beginning of the Christian calendar. It is the four week period that precedes the day set aside to acknowledge Jesus’ incarnation (December 25). In these four weeks, many Protestants historically have used this time to ponder the Read more about Advent Readings for 2012[…]

Please Believe This about Husbands

  Whenever I am asked to write or to speak on the topic of the Christian husband, I am reminded of my own failures and inadequacies. I didn’t grow up in a Christian home; therefore, the beauty of covenant marriage was not modeled for me. However, in God’s providence, I came to saving faith in Read more about Please Believe This about Husbands[…]

Should “She, Obey Him?”

  God’s Word inevitably conflicts with the plans of man. For instance, the Word directs us to acknowledge the God of the Bible as the One True God—we are to have no other gods but Him. Yet the sinful heart of man is inclined to persistent idolatry, seeking to satisfy our need to worship and Read more about Should “She, Obey Him?”[…]

Appreciating Teachable Moments

  Each evening, our family gathers together at the dinner table to enjoy the evening meal and some stimulating conversation. This evening was typical. Discussions ranged from shopping adventures, the wild weather we’ve had, and birthday dinners. Then, one of my daughters brought up a new topic. She asked me if I had seen a Read more about Appreciating Teachable Moments[…]