As leaders we are tempted to see the objective in front of us—of all we must get done. Wise leaders remember objectives can’t be the single drive of our lives; we must build into those who will someday be in leadership.
Email. Internet. Video. Texting. Tablets. Smartphones. The list never ends, does it? As technology advances, real human connection becomes harder and harder. If we’re not careful, each new gadget can draw us further away from the family of believers God designed us to be.
If you want to experience a close community with other Christians, you must first escape the trap of superficiality and to develop tight bonds that will feed your soul and mature your spiritual family.
Sharing life is better than going it alone. Life is hard. Having a friend by your side can help you survive even the most troubling challenges.
Intercessory prayer is not necessarily praying for relief for those who are suffering. It’s praying with purpose in light of a kingdom perspective.
The tongue is a messenger, delivering the dictates of the heart. Whether for good or for harm we have the choice to use our tongues to build others up or tear them down.
Marriage is through the hard times, when the fun and games have passed. When you stand together like steers in a blizzard, Ephesians 5 makes sense in a whole new way.
True commitment doesn’t change with shifting fortunes of life or with the ebb and flow of feelings. Commitment is a promise made once for all time and then confirmed by the daily decision to stay rather than leave.
While money and wealth are not evil, the love of money leads to emptiness and disaster because you’ll always strive for more.
Love is like glue. In order to be effective, it must be applied. It won’t do any good if it stays in the container.
Children need the loving limits of guidelines and boundaries, that’s why discipline is so important. Discipline tells children their parents love them too much to let them rebel.
Chuck Swindoll has five principles for making a marriage stick:Cultivate complete honesty Express anger appropriately Don’t steal from your mate Guard your speech Be nice
Applying these to your marriage will breathe new life into it. It’s not too late to have a marriage that thrives.