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Sex before Marriage Is the Beginning of a Trail of Tears

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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 …

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 …

How to Respond When Someone Introduces Your Child to Bad Things

How to Respond When Someone Introduces Your Child to Bad Things

Evil has never been as infringing on our families as it is today. If you wanted to find ubiquitous sin twenty years ago, you had to go somewhere to find it. Today you can get there in five seconds. Not only is wickedness easily accessible… 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 …

How You React to Fallen People Reveals What You Think about God

How You React to Fallen People Reveals What You Think About God

Every individual is part of the same human family, made by one Being, and connected to one another because of His creative work. The linkage that binds us together came from God’s mind and flowed through His creative hands—anthropomorphically speaking—in Genesis 1:27. Each person—regardless of… Continue Reading …

A Practical Message to Help You with That Toxic Person in Your Life

A Practical Message to Help You With That Toxic Person In Your Life

Our pastor said, and I paraphrase, “Toxic people are magnets who draw shards of truth and untruth into their orbit to build an image of their making to accomplish their purposes. Their hearts are fictional factories. If you permit them to do so, they will… Continue Reading …

A Unique Wife Helping a Unique Man Change Is the Best

A Unique Wife Helping a Unique Man Change Is the Best

No book can help your unique husband to become a better husband like you can. Sure, there are a zillion books, and we have the Bible, too. But when it comes to a wife’s role in helping her husband mature in Christ, she is his… Continue Reading …

I Want More Than God; I Want Someone to Love Me

I Want More than God; I Want Someone to Love Me

To say that God is all you need reduces your life to you and God in a silo. You must have friends. You need others to live out the grander purposes of the gospel. The question is never, “Do you need friends?” but rather, “What are… Continue Reading …

Learning How to Encourage Disappointing People to Change

Learning How to Encourage Disappointing People to Change

If a family member or friend does not meet your expectations, what is your primary way of motivating them to change? Do you encourage them toward a better way of living, or do you use other methods like criticism, nagging, and condemnation that tempts them… Continue Reading …

Are You Attractive? A Way to Know Is If Sinners Hang with You

Are You Attractive_ A Way to Know Is If Sinners Hang With You

Are you an attractive person? I’m not speaking of cultural attractiveness. The peak of attractiveness has a biblical look to it. Jesus was a holy and righteous man, and non-religious people were comfortable hanging with Him. That’s the picture of attractiveness that I’m going for… Continue Reading …