Wow! I Did That When I Said I Do?

Wow! I Did That When I Said I Do? The Contrast of Two Marriages My parents were married for sixty years. My aunt gave them a 50th-anniversary celebration. On the way to the dinner, I ask Pam, if we were … Continue reading

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Destructive Husbanding

Through one of my supervisees, I was introduced to an observation made by author Jimmy Evans in his work Marriage on the Rock. Evans observed that there were four types of destructive styles of husbanding. I would invite my male … Continue reading

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Wow! I Did That When I Said I Do?

The Contrast of Two Marriages My parents were married for sixty years. My aunt gave them a 50th anniversary celebration. On the way to the dinner, I ask Pam, if we were going to a celebration of a beautiful relationship … Continue reading

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How to Have a Happy Marriage: The Book of Ephesians

Marriage is bigger than you. When marriage is all about me or all about us, we diminish it to a human institution. We diminish it to the means of getting what I or we desire. In so doing, we sin … Continue reading

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What Does the Office of Deacon and Marriage Have in Common?

Yesterday I experienced an extraordinary joy and a deeply disappointing reality check. Yesterday after attending worship and teaching Sunday School at our church my wife and I hurried off to our son’s church to attend another worship service in which … Continue reading

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Parenting Your Parents: A Growth Opportunity

Dad! Dad! I heard my seven year old son scream. I was intently involved in sermon preparation in my upstairs study. I rushed down stairs and towards the backyard as I heard him yell again, Dad! I leaped off the … Continue reading

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Determined or Responsible?

I recently wrote about King Hezekiah and his second chance when he repented and sought The Lord. I drew an important lesson for marriage partners, namely, confession and forgiveness as a route to restoration in their relationship. My wife read … Continue reading

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Narratives Help People See

I love to paint verbal pictures. Sometimes my pictures take the form of Old Testament narratives. Even people with little Bible knowledge usually have some acquaintance with these stories and often make the application to their situation without me doing … Continue reading

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A Model Marriage Is Like Model Railroading

Once a month on Friday nights I join ten to fifteen men for a guy’s night out. We gather at our friend John’s home. We are not bowling, playing poker or watching football though the later is often part of … Continue reading

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Repairing Breaches in Relationships

In a perfect world breaches in a relationship do not happen. In a perfect marriage breaches in the relationship do not happen. In a perfect home breaches in relationships do not happen. In case you have missed it, we do … Continue reading

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