Marriage

  • Love & Gratitude

      Today is Valentines Day…. a day that we make and effort to express our love maybe in a way that is more noticeable to those we care for. As I think about my wife of 27 years, I think of a woman who cares for me unselfishly, loves me in spite of some of […]

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  • Helper or Enabler, which one and I (Part 3 of 3)

    Part of this idea of becoming dysfunctional is that when a family member steps out of their responsibilities, many times other people in the family step up to the plate and overcompensate. Let’s say someone in your family… lets say Dad slips on the ice and he hurts his back and he has to miss […]

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  • Helper or Enabler, which one am I? (Part 1 of 3)

    As a parent or as a spouse, or as a pastor… many times the opportunity to help someone presents itself. Now I know that the Bible encourages and even commands us to help other people. The help that we provide to the unbeliever is a help that is supposed to introduce them to the love […]

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  • Have we Thrown out the Baby of Standards?

    There was a time where spirituality in Independent Baptist Churches was measured by the outward standards that a person had…. we all know that a persons spirituality is a heart issue between them and the Lord Jesus Christ. However… here is the problem… in recent years, I have seen many people throwing out the baby […]

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  • Strengthening our Relationships

    This picture is from a trip we took to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. I use it with a little reluctance…. I don’t want people to think that I am presenting our relationship as faultless, but to the contrary, I am trying to present it as realistic. Sometimes people think that because you are in […]

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  • Keeping it Together Part 2

    Last post we saw Man’s expectations in marriage and how it leads to frustration…  but what did God have in mind for married people? (Genesis 2:24) Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. God has three expectations for a human […]

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  • Keeping It Together Part 1

    We have two wedding milestones this year in our family…  First is the beginning of a new marriage as our oldest daughter married a fine Christian man this summer (picture by Kent Boyle).  Second, my wife and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this December.   When you see the picture up above […]

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