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On Persuing Life

Around our family room looking Objects of our history observing Daddy’s planes admiring And his gnomes on trains noting Vanity, vanity all is vanity Books by the hundreds read and unread All collected the goal of Gospel spread Yet like … Continue reading

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Provoking One Another

Provoking one another arises from many things. Let me point out the three sources of provocation to anger that I have most frequently observed in marriage. They are moral failure, deception, and nagging. For example, choosing to take some action … Continue reading

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Prayer of Commitment

This past weekend I had the privilege to join another Pastor in the performance of the wedding of a dear friend. Following is the Prayer of Commitment that I rendered at the completion of the ceremony. Alan and Ellen, I … Continue reading

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Do Not Consume One Another

The same Scriptures that provide us with the positive protocols about which we have written also delineates five practices that we should avoid in order to glorify God in our marriages and enhance a joyful relationship. In this essay we … Continue reading

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The Saga of King David’s Fatherhood

I Chronicles 3 records that David had at least 16 children by multiple wives. The first six sons were born while he reigned at Hebron. This was during what must have been the very busy first seven years of his … Continue reading

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The Triad of Triumph

 A couple sat in my office that had lived through ten plus years of misery in their marital relationship. He was stone cold. Upon his first visit I described his persona as a concrete wall three foot think and fourteen … Continue reading

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Be Kind and Tenderhearted to One Another

Most likely we could consider kind and tenderhearted as two different injunctions. However, it seems best to reflect on them together as complimentary expressing two dimensions of the same matter. Kind seems to focus on the actor. The instruction regarding … Continue reading

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Speak Truth One to Another

On many occasions, when presenting a marriage seminar, I would use the following illustration and with remarkable consistency get the same audience response. A young man came home from the office and greeted his wife with a gentle kiss. It … Continue reading

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Forbearing One Another

One of the facts about being married is that folks are not always all warm and fuzzy about each other. Sometimes Mary dose not sleep well. The baby cries. The dog wines when it thunders. The five year old comes … Continue reading

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The Zingless Marriage

Please Note:  This dialogue represents an all-too-typical pastor’s marriage. Following the case verbatim is a counseling plan to reverse this situation. Jon:  Charles, for us to come to you is about the most difficult thing we have ever done.  You hold a … Continue reading

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