Keeping a marriage together is hard work. Making it thrive is even harder. Thankfully, God has filled His Word with principles that breathe life into our unions. Cynthia and I have taken the time to find those principles, and we’ve applied them as often as possible.
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Being marginalized does not make anyone better or worse than anyone else—just different. In His sovereignty and providence, and for reasons unknown to us, God determines differences.
We recently interviewed Daniel Lebsack, the associate pastor of Recovery Ministries at Stonebriar Community Church. If pornography has a death grip on your marriage, we want to help you give your valentine the gift you both need: change.
Love is a core attribute from which with other attributes such as grace, mercy, and kindness flow. It is a term that must be held in balance and understood in the context where it is used.
Do you take time to reflect on the wonder of heaven? Do you think about eternity with God and the complete and total banishment of death and sin? Do thoughts of heaven influence your earthly days?
For me, being authentic on social media is harder some days than others. But when I dig deep and ask God to show me my motivation for being online, I am able to back away from the computer with regained perspective on where my value comes from.
It’s tragic, but not inevitable. We can resist depravity’s dangerous undertow by anchoring ourselves to God’s grace—daily, especially when we’re growing in our faith.
None of us knows if or when we may one day have to sift through the wreckage that was once our life’s treasures. We may or may not endure that particular devastation first-hand. But we do know this: we all have to endure hardships of one kind or another throughout our lives.
During my ministry days in Dallas, Texas, the big questions started with, “Who was Jesus, and what did He claim?” But in England, the big questions start with, “Is there a God?”