It is premarital season. The Christmas rings are sparkling. Wedding plans are under way. June is just around the corner. Have you, pastor or counselor, engaged the engaged for a series of premarital counseling sessions? If not, you should seek to do so immediately. Continue reading
We all do it, multiple times a day. Sometimes we’re right. Many times, we’re wrong. It can damage spiritual growth or relationships that have taken years to build. What am I talking about?
Assumptions. Continue reading
In a culture fraught with confusion about the biblical principles of marriage, preparing biblically for marriage is vital in order to begin marriage in a way that honors the Lord. The patterns and thought processes that a couple develops leading up to marriage will go a long way toward helping…
It is discouraging when gaps of difficulty exist in relationships. When gaps are evident, something is missing in that relationship—there is a break or a separation. When gaps are apparent, so are sinful behaviors such as frustration, withdrawal, argumentativeness, bitterness, impatience, or a critical attitude. The first is self-regard. This…
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I have many hurting relationships in mind. I am picturing grown men bawling buckets of tears while angry voices echo in my head. This is my life weekly. Thankfully, I am also remembering stabilized relationships even after adultery, and men and women learning to control their volume rather than using their voices as a weapon to cut or bash one another. What makes the difference? Continue reading
Believers have the Spirit of God, the Word of God, and the people of God to rely on. These three resources make the body of Christ competent to handle even the toughest matters that come its way. Paul thought so, anyway. Continue reading