Tuesday Night Chat: 44 Years and Counting

Posted by on 8.21.18 in Personal, Marriage and the Family

 We just recorded this Tuesday Night Chat: 44 Years and Counting, in which I share a few thoughts on […]

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“My Adult Son Says He Is Gay. How Should I Respond?”

Posted by on 5.12.15 in Prayer, Homosexuality, Marriage and the Family

Not long ago a distraught mother contacted me about her adult son who is divorcing his wife and has announced […]

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39 Years and Counting

Posted by on 8.22.13 in Personal, Tupelo, Marriage and the Family

What were you doing 39 years ago today?

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Put Marriage in Your Church Constitution

Posted by on 6.27.13 in Current Events, Homosexuality, Marriage and the Family, Church Trends

Write out what you believe about marriage and put it in your church constitution.

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“He Doesn’t Deserve Our Disappointment”

Posted by on 5.1.12 in Marriage and the Family

I talked with a friend whose grandson was born with some difficulties that mean he will never grow up to a “normal” life.

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“She’s Still My Wife”

Posted by on 9.17.11 in Devotional, Personal, Current Events, Marriage and the Family

Recently Pat Robertson made news when he declared that divorcing a spouse with Alzheimer’s is justifiable because it is “a kind of death.” The simplest thing I can say is that he didn’t get that teaching from the Bible. The very concept of Christian marriage rests upon a vow to be faithful “in sickness and in health.&r…

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When We Stop Playing Games

Posted by on 11.23.10 in Devotional, Marriage and the Family

The call came from an old friend, someone I have known for over 40 years. His marriage was in serious trouble, and more importantly, he saw clearly that unless he changed from the inside out, what happened to his marriage wouldn’t really matter. His wife wasn’t the problem, although she has her issues to deal with, and his rocky marriag…

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Cannon Beach Q and A, Part 2

Posted by on 7.10.10 in Questions, Churches, Theology, Marriage and the Family

I’m a modest person and I don’t even like undressing at the doctor’s office. If God is always watching us, and angels are always with us, does this mean when my spouse and I are having sex that we have an audience?The short answer is yes. This is part of the doctrine of God’s omnipresence. Read Psalm 139 and you will see how…

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Wednesday Scattershooting

Posted by on 2.10.10 in Personal, An Anchor for the Soul, Books, Marriage and the Family

Odds and ends, a little of this and a little of that . . . *Just got off the phone with Ernie Schulz who said they just got a ton of new snow in Chicago. Ernie runs our Anchor Book Depot, which means that when we ship boxes of An Anchor for the Soul, Ernie is the one who actually makes the mailing labels, goes to the warehouse where we store the bo…

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Prayer for a Prodigal Husband

Posted by on 1.18.10 in Prayer, Marriage and the Family

Heavenly Father, we come to you, O Lord, because you are the Almighty God and nothing is too hard for you. We come because you are the maker of heaven and earth, and you hold each of us in your hand. We come because you have told us we can come, and in Jesus Christ the way is now open to pour out our hearts to you. Father, my friend has wandered fa…

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