“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time.” – 1 Peter 5:6 Confession time. I (Scott) am not known for my humility. Anyone who knows me well would probably say that pride and arrogance are my besetting sins. Learning to regard others as more important… Continue reading Humble yourself.
“The man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.” Genesis 2:25 God created sex. God loves sex. Sexual intimacy between a man and a woman, in the confines of marriage, is intended to be a “spiritual act of worship” (Romans 12:1) to God. In addition, God created sex for procreation, as well… Continue reading The most important sex organ is the brain.
“Depart from evil and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.” Psalm 34:14 When we have been wounded, often one of our first responses is to retaliate. We want justice. We want revenge. We want the other person to feel what we have felt. It’s been said that, “Hurt people, hurt people.” They hurt us,… Continue reading Seek peace.
“So then let us pursue the things which make for peace and the building up of one another.” Romans 14:19 Years ago, we realized many of the issues we faced in our marriage had little to nothing to do with one another. More often than not, one or both of us had issues from our… Continue reading Make peace with your past.
“And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32 Two years into marriage, our relationship was in trouble. The honeymoon phase was over and reality had set in. We saw each other for who we truly were, not for who we thought we… Continue reading Forgive everyone everything.
“Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.” Romans 12:9 In ancient Greek theatre, actors commonly played multiple roles. To portray different characters in a play required them to wear various masks. So, to “play the hypocrite” in Greek theatre literally meant to wear more than one mask. Over… Continue reading Love without hypocrisy.
“The naive inherit foolishness, But the sensible are crowned with knowledge.” Proverbs 14:18 On more than one occasion I have watched as Dawn has counseled a wife whose husband was walking out on their marriage. The scenario is rather predictable. It usually goes something like this. The husband has reconnected with a woman from his… Continue reading Each of us is one dumb decision away from stupid.
“He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” Proverbs 13:20 There was a season in our life when we spent a great deal of time with a number of couples. We would have them over to our house for cookouts, to watch the Atlanta Braves, to… Continue reading Choose your friends wisely.
“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous.” Hebrews 13:4 (ESV) God and sex just don’t seem to go together, do they? In fact, we only really talk about it in Student Ministry. In that environment, we talk about… Continue reading Do not awaken love until it’s time.
“The Lord is for me; I will not fear; what can man do to me?” Psalm 118:6 I have a confession to make. At times, I struggle with “stinkin’ thinkin’”. “Stinkin’ thinkin’” is believing something about God, ourselves, or others that is not true. In my life it might go something like this, “God could… Continue reading The Lord is for you.