For years Dawn has said there are few things in life more fulfilling for a woman than to have a husband who loves what he does for a living. I can’t speak from her perspective, but I can speak from my own. I love what I do for a living. It is my dream job.… Continue reading Love what you do and do what you love.
“Like a dog that returns to its vomit, is a fool who repeats his folly.” Proverbs 26:11 Your life, in its present state, is designed to give you the results you’re presently getting. If you don’t like the outcomes you’re getting, then the system must be changed. Again, your system is perfectly designed to give… Continue reading Are you getting the results you desire?
“Do you believe that I am able to do this? (Jesus)” Matthew 9:28 Waiting is hard. It has to be one of the most difficult virtues to embrace – especially in America. We’re used to having what we want, when we want it, with no questions asked. Here’s a hard reality – American Christianity tends… Continue reading Wait patiently.
Through the years we have been amazed as we’ve shared our personal and marital struggles with others. Most of the time when we share our story and our struggles, it almost always connects with someone else’s struggles. And, as we have shared our story, there have been times we could see the chains of bondage… Continue reading The keys to your freedom will often be the keys to someone else’s freedom.
As we raised our children, it soon became apparent there was a vast difference between having them say “I am sorry” to one another versus saying “I was wrong.” More often than not, “I am sorry” meant “I’m sorry I got caught…”, “I’m sorry you’re making me do this…” or “Okay, I’ll tell them I’m… Continue reading Learn to say “I was wrong” as well as “I’m sorry.”
“Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give preference to one another in honor;” Romans 12:10 Conflict is inevitable. In your relationships, it’s not a matter of if it will happen. It’s a matter of when it will happen. We don’t say that to be fatalistic. We say that because we are realistic. In… Continue reading In conflict, work towards a win-win situation
“Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, that it may give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:29 Our words are powerful. With them, we either build one another up or we tear one another down. There… Continue reading T.H.I.N.K. Before You Speak
Today it appears that a majority of pre-marital couples are choosing to “test drive” marriage before buying into it. What do I mean by that? Dawn and I are finding that upwards of 3 out of 5 Christian couples are choosing to cohabitate prior to marriage. It is highly recommended and even wise to “test… Continue reading A Marital “Test Drive” Is Not Recommended
In recent weeks Dawn and I have had a number of conversations with folks seeking to determine God’s plan and purpose for their life. They are grappling with God’s vision for their lives. Seeing their restlessness and “holy discontent with the status quo” has caused me to think back on the days when we were… Continue reading Seeing God’s Vision for Your Life
From the series “4 Things Healthy Couples Do” First up, Honor Each Other. In its verb form, honor is about two things: to esteem and to fulfill. To esteem our spouse is to regard them as super valuable, none above them, to appreciate them as a prize or a treasure. To fulfill simply means to… Continue reading Honor Each Other