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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

Authority and Responsibility – Galatians 3:28, Ephesians 5:22-33, 1 Peter 3:1-7

July 2nd, 2018 Viewed 630 times, 2 so far today

Where Does Peter and Paul Derive Their Instruction about the Submission?

Paul states that marriage shows the relationship between Christ and the church. He also appeals to the fact that in Genesis two were said to become one flesh. Peter appeals to Abraham and Sarah as a model for submission in a family.

What are the commands in these passages?

  • In Christ, there is no male or female.
  • The husband is to love the wife like Christ loves the church—self-sacrificially.
  • The husband is to instruct the wife and to help her to grow spiritually.
  • The wife is to submit to her husband’s leading.
  • The wife is to respect her husband.
photo by: be creator

101 Ways to Show Love and Respect

March 12th, 2018 Viewed 669 times

Whether you’re a husband, wife, or have someone you love, I’ve taken the time to show you that you can show those around you that you love and care for them.

To husbands, there’s 101 Ways to Show Love To Your Wife.

To wives, there’s 101 Ways to Show Respect To Your Husband.

To those in love, 101 Ways To Say “I Love You” Without Saying It.

These are hardly exhaustive lists, and taken by themselves could be seen as controversial when they’re not intended to be. Anyone in a relationship for a period of time can find themselves wanting ideas to keep their love alive or fresh, and sometimes we all need some encouragement.

photo by: be creator

I Don’t Hate Gays

July 2nd, 2015 Viewed 1586 times, 1 so far today

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His Steadfast Love

June 9th, 2015 Viewed 908 times

Your steadfast love, O Lord, extends to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the clouds.
Your righteousness is like the mountains of God;
your judgments are like the great deep;
man and beast you save, O Lord.
– Psalm 36:5-6

Surprise Your Spouse

June 8th, 2015 Viewed 1581 times

Kissing-the-Wife.jpgEngaged Marriage has a list of 12 Romantic Surprises to Make Your Spouse Smile.  The one that I found the most interesting was:

7. Play one of these games and don’t tell them the new rules until the game begins:  Clue, Scrabble, Putt-Putt

There are some really good ones there, so if you’re looking to put a little surprise in your relationship, head on over and check them out!

May 14th, 2015

The kings of Israel were judged by God based on their heart for Him, as measured by how they lived toward Him.  What would He say about us?

What it Means to Be Submissive to Him

April 14th, 2015 Viewed 1520 times

On October 22, 1971, while sitting in a car looking over the sea at a place called “Manly” in Brisbane, Australia, I asked Mally to marry me. (Can you imagine getting engaged at “Manly”?!) At the moment she said those beautiful words “I will!” neither of us had any idea of where the Lord would lead us. Many years later I realized how God had been preparing each of us for the special ministry we were to be called into, for 15 years later, in 1986, Mally and I made an important decision that would change our lives dramatically.

So begins the powerful story written by Ken and Steve Ham talking about Ken’s move from Australia to an entirely different culture and how that move echoes Ruth in the Bible and how that plays out in family life in A Girl Named Ruth.

101 Ways To Show Love To Your Wife

April 10th, 2015 Viewed 1433 times

It is harder, I believe, to pin down exactly what you can do to love a wife simply because love takes so many different forms and is very different per individual.  Respect is something that there is general agreement between men, with some minor discrepancies here and there, but showing love can certainly differ.  So, while I humbly submit this list, I do so with the disclaimer that “your mileage may vary,” meaning it will be different depending on the woman.  There are no guarantees and batteries are never included.

Shopping

July 9th, 2014 Viewed 1496 times
He wants to find the best deal.  She doesn't care as long as she gets to buy something and hold his hand.

He wants to find the best deal. She doesn’t care as long as she gets to buy something and holds his hand.

Dating

July 8th, 2014 Viewed 1089 times

Dating HeimlichAlways knowing there’s someone around to give you the Heimlich Maneuver-just in case.

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