As men, we are called to be leaders in our families, churches, and society. One thing that sticks out about the story of Noah and Abraham is the word “blameless” (Genesis 6:9, Genesis 17:1). This word blameless doesn’t mean perfect. In both verses, it is teamed with the phrase “walk faithfully”. You see we are
e see in the Bible that God called men to bring the legacy of faith and salvation to and then through their household. From Adam, we see through the line of Seth, people like Enoch who, “walked with God”. Through that same line we see Noah
Imagine that you have given a newly-married couple an incredible wedding gift: it’s timeless, visually appealing, fun and practical. But after opening it and unsuccessfully trying to use it, they throw it in a closet and rarely look at it. They never read the instructions
What appointments have been on your calendar this week? Meetings at work? A dental cleaning? Children’s activities? What about making love to your spouse?
We are always so busy and being busy can make us
Wives, today’s verse is about living out our God-ordained role in marriage: being our husband’s helper (Genesis 2:18). One way that we can help our husband and enrich his life is through sexual intimacy. When you got married, you can bet your bottom dollar that
Hopefully, sex is an awesome part of your marriage, as God intended it to be. If so, keep pursuing and enjoying one another!
But if sex is an area of struggle, consider your approach to it: if you have
It brings Satan extreme satisfaction to destroy the beautiful union of sex between a husband and a wife. He likes to sneak into the bedroom and wreak havoc on this amazing, mysterious and erotic gift God has given us.
It’s a true mystery, one that trips us all up at times. We wonder why God made men and women so opposite, especially with regard to sex! Most men think about sex on a more regular basis. Even though this is true for
There’s a lot that can stack against sexual intimacy in a marriage before it even begins: many couples enter marriage having made mistakes with sexual purity and come to marriage with sexual wounds. Sexual abuse is tragically common; many couples
Have you ever had that dream when you were the undisputed champion of the world? Maybe it was the undisputed heavyweight boxing champion or maybe it was the champion of chess, Pinterest, volleyball, soduko, madlibs, dog training, or origami. There is an exhilaration
So how’s it going this week, this month, as you invest in your marriage? What are the struggles, the wins? What are you learning about working through disagreements? Do you feel like you are moving towards more oneness in your marriage?
When I hear the phrase, “Love is blind” I immediately think that my wife is watching the Hallmark channel again and there is this amazing sentimental story that is playing out in this made for TV movie. But the more my wife and I ask God
I remember my first day of Jr. High. Not only was I awkward and uncomfortable, I was nervous about not knowing how to do things that I was sure everyone else already knew how to do. The first challenge was to unlock my locker. I stood there in front of my locker with this little piece of paper that had three numbers on it. I struggled with the
I hate to lose control in my life. I remember learning to ride my bike and my dad taking me to the top of a hill, putting me on the bike, and letting me go. For a couple of seconds, it felt amazing to be moving downhill on my own and feeling
We all know people whose lives ended right as they were in the middle of the prime of their careers, and they never got to live out the potential of who they could’ve become. Whether that be princess Diana, Heath Ledger, Paul Walker, or Amelia Earhart, we have seen people
A couple of years ago the Golden State Warriors beat out 29 other teams to win their first NBA championship in 40 years. For the 2014-2015 season, they were the winners and the other teams were quite simply the losers. As an American icon once more bluntly said, “If you ain’t first, you are last.”
When you have a disagreement with your spouse, is this how
One of the definitions offered by dictionary.com for ‘mystery’ is: any truth that is unknowable except by divine revelation. The secret to a successful, fulfilling marriage simply exists in
No other union on earth holds the same binding agent as a marriage. Business partnerships, family bonds, college roommates – they hold important places in our lives…but they never occupy the ‘same space’ the way a spouse does. When we leave our family of origin for marriage, God creates a unique, intimate bond that
This passage speaks volumes on the condition of a husband’s heart. A man who loves, respects, values, and tends his wife’s heart surely cares for his own in a really healthy way.
But if that’s true – and we know it is because it’s scriptural – then the converse is also true.
Was there ever a moment in your relationship when you embraced this conversation? “You hang up first.”
“No – you.”
“No – I want you to go first.”
“But I want YOU to hang up before I do.”
Maybe that was just me. In fact, usually that conversation ended