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Learning How to Be Dad: How My Wife Taught Me

How does a man learn how to be a Dad? I grew up with a hardworking German father. He was great at math though he only went through the fourth grade. Unfortunately, he could not understand why I was not … Continue reading

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Ten Considerations for Families

Here are ten considerations or lessons for family members drawn from I Samuel chapters one and two. Old Testament narratives provide great visual illustrations of New Testament principles for Christian living. From time to time I will be posting such … Continue reading

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How to Handle the Spouse’s [or Anyone’s] Criticism

“She complains all the time. I cannot do anything right,” shouted George. “He is never satisfied with the way I do dishes or clean the bathroom or even put on my makeup”, said Paula through sobs of frustration. “My mother-in-law simply … Continue reading

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Connecting with My Son at the Death of a Friend

[This prose was written after I conducted the funeral of my friend, my mentor, my surrogate father in the Lord. David and I visited him weeks before his death and as I move towards closing the visit in prayer, David … Continue reading

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Brain Science, The Bible and Marital Conflict

The Bible, Brain Science and Marital Conflict Reading about brian science over the past twenty years has been a fascinating parallel track to the Biblical Counseling and theological literature usually found on my coffee table. Some of the reading has … Continue reading

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How Not To Become A Good In-Law

How not to become a good in-law! Perhaps I should turn that into a question. How do I keep from becoming a troublesome in-law? In a church the size of Briarwood (4200+ members) there are many weddings every year. And, … Continue reading

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Serve One Another

Here is the one another that I learned very pragmatically. I doubt if Galatians 5:13 had every registered on my radar. But, you know something I’ve learned over the years is that God may teach us an aspect of his … Continue reading

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Communication Problems Are Seldom Communication Problems

Have you ever asked yourself the question, “Why is it that so many couples suffer from communication problems?” I see a large number of marriage counseling cases every year. The majority indicate that communication is a significant problem for them. … Continue reading

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Choosing A Mate

A college sophomore in psychology 102 was asked to write a profile for a prospective mate for an online match making site. The following is his profile: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Must be a strong Christian who exhibits the following characteristics: Strong … Continue reading

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Innocent Comments Are Not Always Innocent

“Let me check with the boss,” said Cary to the TV salesman as he walked off to find his wife and return to the conversation with the salesman. He and Sherrie had been talking about getting a new TV. She … Continue reading

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