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The Four Spiritual Flaws And A Few More

As Rush Limbaugh would say sarcasm and parody are lost on those of liberal persuasion. Perhaps this piece is a bit risky. But a bit of comic relief is good for the marriage relationship as well as other relationships. It … Continue reading

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Civility in Marriage Expresses Grace

The last several days have provided an opportunity to be reminded of one of the simple civilities that enhances the marital relationship. The cultural environment in which I grew up was not known for its gentility. Our farming community was … Continue reading

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First Year of Marriage: The Roller Coaster

Geanna came to this country when she was thirteen years old. It was her first time to get on an airliner. When she landed in London, it was the first western city she ever experienced. On the next leg of … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean When You Say “I Love You”?

Love! What a confusing word in the English language and particularly in our contemporary usage. For example, I love to play with Engine 4900 on my model railroad. I love the way my wife has decorated our home. I love … Continue reading

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Marriage the World Over

Recently I had the opportunity to minister in another church. At the first service a young man approached me to inquire as to my availability to counsel with him. I agreed and we set an appointment. His first question was … Continue reading

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Marital Counseling or Discipleship: They Are Not Mutually Exclusive

Christ-centered disciple making is not a new concept to the counseling ministry. For a number of years I have been teaching that biblical counseling is micro-disciple. A couple comes for counseling regarding some marital issue. The task is not to … Continue reading

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Five Critical Issues for Parenting Effectively

Model what you expect. My father once said to me, “You do what I say not what I do!” My father was at least open and honest about the fact that his behavior was not a worthy model. Unfortunately, many … Continue reading

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Affair Alert

Unfortunately there are many pathways that people have taken into the disaster of an affair. One of the special joys of my ministry is the restoration of a marriage that has suffered the incredible painful experience of unfaithfulness. There are … Continue reading

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Couples Parenting Parents or Parenting Adult Children

Note: This blog is drawn from a Sunday School series I teach titled “Parenting Your Parent, Your Boomerang Child or Grandparenting Your Grandchild.” It occurred to me that there may be some readers who would find this material useful. This … Continue reading

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Is Your Past Your Present?

The following scenario projects the experience of a real couple (names change) who are typical of many couples I have worked with over the years. It speaks to us as parents and it speaks to us as mates. As parents … Continue reading

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