Cassey and Jack were in the thick of parenting. With two kids in middle school and one in high school their lives lived and breathed their kid’s schedule. Juggling sports, drama, and 4H club meetings, both Cassey and Jack adjusted their life to accommodate their kids’ involvements. There’s was a back yard dotted with soccer balls and inside the home 4H projects were doubling as décor in a way that only parents understand. Maybe this describes a scene familiar to you.
In the midst of raising very busy kids, Cassey and Jack found themselves facing new struggles in parenting. Continue reading
Several years ago, someone told me the story of a young couple in another city. The wife, in her early 30’s, was informed that she had breast cancer. The evening before her mastectomy her husband came by her hospital room. He did not touch her. He simply said, “I cannot live with a breastless woman. I will be filing for a divorce.” When I was told this tragic story, I questioned it. My informant assured me that it was a true story.
What a contrast to my friends Jim and Jane (not their real names) who are walking through a very difficult time with Jane suffering from a malignant brain tumor. Continue reading
According to the Scriptures, taking care of widows is a big deal. But in a culture obsessed with youth, it sometimes seems that ministry to widows has been pushed to the periphery. How can this be changed and what does it look like to really care for widows? Continue reading
Couples sometimes enter marriage counseling already feeling defeated. Years, or even decades, of marital miscommunication, discord, and disappointment have taken their toll. How can we instill hope in couples who have so little? Continue reading
I am very thankful and excited that P&R has published my new book, Marriage Divorce and Remarriage: Critical Questions and Answers. I loved writing this particular book for at least three reasons… Continue reading
Read A Husband’s Desire for Honor, pt. 1. The Solution to the Desire for Human Honor So what are the solutions to Tyler’s desire for honor from his wife? How can the cross of Christ help Tyler to live in a way that pleases God and seeks to receive God’s honor versus the honor of… Read More» Continue reading
Tyler and Mary are in another familiar conflict. Mary is reminding Tyler how he never listens to her and is only concerned about his own schedule and life. He has scheduled another out of town meeting in three weeks, completely forgetting that she had planned for the two of them to get away together. Mary… Read More» Continue reading