Marriage Peace Conference

But you say, “Why does he not?” Because the Lord was witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant. Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union?And what was the one…

Conflict of Interest

“And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.”…

Patience Is A Virtue

“Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” – Romans 12:12.  We’ve all looked skyward and prayed, “Lord, make me more patient—and do it now.” Patience can evaporate in every facet of life: when we are late for a critical engagement while inching forward in traffic or when we get…

Overcoming Distractions

“Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you.” – Proverbs 4:25.  A great marriage has many benefits, but nobody reaps the benefits without putting in the work. The first rule of a successful marriage is this: work hard and stay focused. Sounds like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? So why do we not…

All That Kid Stuff Is hard

“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.” – Ephesians 6:4.  Bob and Jane hit a rough patch in their marriage, but not as a result of fireworks: there were no knockdown, drag out fights,…