Peacemaking in Marriage

Peacemaking in Marriage

Have you had conflicts, arguments, or disagreements in your marriage? If the answer is “no,” I think you may be fooling yourself. Either that or you haven’t lived together very long. Living with another person in any situation is not easy. This is especially true in marriage–the closest of human relationships. Husbands and wives have […]

How to Have a Fruitful Marriage for The Glory of God

How to Have a Fruitful Marriage for The Glory of God

Last week, I wrote about palm trees and how they withstand storms. And I could not help but think about the fruit that palm trees produce. The house where I grew up had palm trees that produced coconuts. Even though this fruit was difficult to get open, the effort was well worth it. I could not […]

How Your Marriage Can Weather Any Storm

How Your Marriage Can Weather Any Storm

Three very large and destructive hurricanes struck the United States and the Caribbean Islands the last few weeks. Pictures of the destruction left behind were heartbreaking. Buildings and other structures were completely destroyed. People will be recovering from the storms for weeks, months, and—in some cases–even years to come. One of the videos that was […]

Let Your Marriage Shout God’s Truth to the World

Let Your Marriage Shout God’s Truth to the World

“Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.” – Philippians 2:14-15 Two articles were brought to my attention this summer. […]

What Will You Do with the Rest of Your Life?

What Will You Do with the Rest of Your Life?

I just celebrated my sixty-first birthday. Key moments in our lives often lead us to stop and think. Birthdays can be one of those times. Statistics tell me that a healthy man will live on average to be 76.71 years old. Because I live in Texas, I can only expect to live until I am […]

God’s Anger Management Plan

God’s Anger Management Plan

Anger can come on fast and quickly take hold. What we do with it can make or break a relationship–especially our marriage. “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,  because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” – James 1:19-20 I received a long letter […]

Distractions in Marriage – Part 5: Setting Priorities

Distractions in Marriage – Part 5: Setting Priorities

“To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example that you should follow in his steps.” – 1 Peter 2:21 Over the last few weeks we’ve looked at how distractions affect our marriages. And as we’ve seen, the impact can be quite negative. We’ve talked a lot about our use […]

Distractions in Marriage – Part 4: Choosing What Is Best

Distractions in Marriage – Part 4: Choosing What Is Best

As we’ve previously discussed in this Couple’s Bible Study series, distractions can be disastrous to our lives and marriages…and to our relationship with God. We’ve specifically mentioned technology, because it is so much a part of our everyday lives. And we noted that the real problem is not the technology itself, but our unwillingness to […]

LISTENING… A Profound Act of Love

LISTENING… A Profound Act of Love

Due to computer issues this week, David was not able to prepare a new Couple’s Bible Study post for the Distractions in Marriage series. This post was originally published on September 11, 2015. And as it speaks directly to listening while distracted, we thought it would fit well with our current topic of study. David should have […]