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My Son Has Three Practice Wives to Make Him a Better Husband

The wedding day is not the best time to learn how to be a spouse. For too many young couples, they begin this way. Without prior training, they had to figure out how to get along with each other in the school of hard knocks.… Continue Reading …

The Number One Reason You Need Someone in Your Life

The number one reason you need someone is not to meet your deepest longings but to image the Trinity in a relationship community. To fully grasp this, you must pretend—at least for a moment. Let’s go back to the Garden of Eden when there was… Continue Reading …

What Should a Single Girl Know about Guys Struggling with Porn?

What Should a Single Girl Know about Guys Struggling with Porn?

“I’m a single girl, and I read your article titled, “When Looking for Porn, Begin in the Heart.” It was a fabulous article, and several parts of it shocked me, though it makes sense now after reading it. May I ask you a few questions… Continue Reading …

Do You Qualify to Have a Spouse?

What would it be like if you had to qualify for marriage? What if being a husband or wife was like meeting the qualifications for a high-ranking job? I know it’s silly, and nothing like that would ever happen, but it is something to ponder.… Continue Reading …

My 13-Year Old Friend Was Divorced 5 Times

To date or not to date is an interesting question the Bible does not mandate one way or the other. However, I have seen how serial dating can become the teen’s version of marriage and divorce. If done often enough, it sets poor relational habits… Continue Reading …

Day 25 – Teen Devotion: Sex Before Marriage

Day 25 - Teen Devotion_ Sex Before Marriage

Most of the couples I see for marriage counseling had consensual sex before they were married. Though their pre-marriage fornication does not represent all of their current problems, you can typically discern a constellation of sinful patterns associated with and flows out of their unresolved… Continue Reading …

Day 28 – Teen Devotion: The Reason to Love

Day 28 - Teen Devotion_ The Reason to Love

Why do you want to date or marry someone? What is your primary reason for desiring a community? Here’s the answer: The number reason you need someone is not to meet your deepest longings but to image the Trinity in a relational community. Listen to… Continue Reading …

What Every Guy Needs to Know About Girls

Girls are unique individuals that every dad, husband, and boyfriend need to understand. Regardless of her age, there are universal truths that apply to all girls. Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If you want to… Continue Reading …

Sex Before Marriage Is the Beginning of a Trail of Tears

Sex Before Marriage Is the Beginning of a Trail of Tears

In the last chapter, I talked about the differences between boys and girls, and their unique sexual temptations. Now I’m going to talk about the long-term consequences of premarital sex by looking at a couple who had premarital sex and the long-term effects of their… Continue Reading …

Open Letter to Any Girl Who Wants to Be Married

One of the most common complaints that I have heard during marriage counseling has been along the lines of, “He is not the person that I married.” Listen to the podcast Our podcasts are on iTunes, Google Play, SoundCloud, TuneIn, or Stitcher. If you want… Continue Reading …