Theology

The Bare Necessities of Marriage

May 8, 2019

From our own experience and the Word of God, my wife and I believe that husbands and wives have seven basic needs that must be fulfilled to keep the marriage from dying. These needs are not desires—they are hungers that must be satisfied. God, himself, has placed these hungers into our hearts that we might…

May 2, 2019

Because seeds have life within them, every good and necessary deed or word puts (or sows) life into the marriage. Seeds also represent the promise of abundance: “But this [I say], He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.” ( 2 Cor. 9:6) This meant that…

Sowing for Growing

May 1, 2019

“A man reaps what he sows” (Gal. 6:7) The Law of Sowing and Reaping means this: you can only get back what you put in. If you want apples, you must sow or plant apple seeds. The same applies to relationships: you must sow or put into the relationship whatever you want back from the…

Mistakes and Identity

April 30, 2019

We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future. Shared from a quote by Steve Maraboli

Forgiveness

April 18, 2019

Forgiveness is not about forgetting. It is about letting go of another person’s throat……Forgiveness does not create a relationship. Unless people speak the truth about what they have done and change their mind and behavior, a relationship of trust is not possible. When you forgive someone you certainly release them from judgment, but without true…

Hurting Hurts, and the Hurting Hurt, so Don’t Hurt the Hurt

April 17, 2019

Keep in mind, hurting people often hurt other people as a result of their own pain. If somebody is rude and inconsiderate, you can almost be certain that they have some unresolved issues inside. They have some major problems, anger, resentment, or some heartache they are trying to cope with or overcome. The last thing…

The Christian Way

April 16, 2019

People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and frankness make you…

Scars

April 12, 2019

My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually…

Rejection and Redemption

April 11, 2019

To be rejected by someone doesn’t mean you should also reject yourself or that you should think of yourself as a lesser person. It doesn’t mean that nobody will ever love you anymore. Remember that only ONE person has rejected you at the moment, and it only hurt so much because to you, that person’s…

A Vision of Faith

April 10, 2019

Apply the laws of faith to your marriage: see what you desire and expect it to take shape (slowly or quickly) according to God’s promise.  Apply Jesus’ teaching on faith: “And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou…