Love is Blind But Marriage is a Can Opener

Posted by on 4.16.08 in Marriage and the Family, Sermons

Last October Marlene and I spoke at a Couples Conference at Word of Life Inn in Schroon Lake, New York. Recently the Bible Broadcasting Network asked if they could use those messages as part of their Building Blocks for the Family program. They are broadcasting our first message today at 1:30 PM (Central Time). Click on thi …

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KBM Board Retreat—Friday Night Get-Together

Posted by on 2.1.08 in Marriage and the Family

Tonight the Keep Believing board gathered in Tupelo for the beginning of a weekend retreat. Because of the snow in Illinois, MaryAnn Spiegel and Brian and Beth Bill were not able to join us. And Cliff Raad had a previous engagement. But as you can see, those who made it were having a great time tonight. Dave and Lynette Ho …

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“Life is Wonderful”

Posted by on 11.16.07 in Marriage and the Family

Several weeks ago I printed the text of a message called Curing the Itch Mites that Marlene and I shared at the Couples Conference at Word of Life. When Nancy Eckardt of Sheboygan, WI read it, she wrote me this testimony about her marriage of 58 years. I loved it because it is a touching tribute to a godly man who is now in …

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Word of Life Couples Conference

Posted by on 10.24.07 in Marriage and the Family, Word of Life

Here are two pictures from the Couples Conference at Word of Life last weekend. It was a first for us in several ways: our first time to speak at a couples conference, and our first time to teach in a side-by-side dialogue fashion. Marlene told me not to worry, that it would go well, and she was right as she almost always i …

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Love and Respect

Posted by on 10.20.07 in Books, Marriage and the Family, Personal

When Marlene spoke to the women tonight, she recommended Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs. Turns out that several of the women at the conference have read it also. We started reading it the other day, and I can offer my opinion very simply.It’s the best book on marriage I’ve ever read. Period. No exceptions …

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25 Years Ago Today

Posted by on 5.22.07 in Marriage and the Family, Personal

Do you remember where you were 25 years ago today—May 22, 1982? I didn’t until I talked with my sister-in-law Betty who told me that she and Andy got married 25 years ago today. I had no idea it had been that long. When Andy got on the phone, I commented that it’s hard to believe that 25 years have passed. “Yea …

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“I love that man”

Posted by on 2.25.07 in Marriage and the Family, Personal, Travel, Word of Life

It’s 5:54 PM and I’ve been sitting in the San Jose airport for almost four hours. Marlene left on a flight for Phoenix and then on to Memphis three hours ago. Mark and Vanessa at this moment are somewhere over the Pacific Ocean on their way back to China. In about an hour I fly to Los Angeles, then have almost f …

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A Valentine’s Day Love Story

Posted by on 2.14.07 in Marriage and the Family, Tupelo

The following story is written by David Langerfeld, associate pastor of Harrisburg Baptist Church in Tupelo, Mississippi. He wrote it in tribute to his wife Lynda. He graciously consented for me to put his story on the KBM weblog.Her family had come to America from Sweden. She had a typical Scandinavian look… Long bl …

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Marriage Seminar at First Baptist Church, Tupelo

Posted by on 11.12.06 in Marriage and the Family, Sermons

This afternoon I spoke for a marriage seminar at the First Baptist Church of Tupelo. A very attentive crowd of mostly younger couples gathered in the Fellowship Hall for the two-hour seminar. I saw quite a few folks I first met when I preached at FBC back last March. Incidentally, starting this week I will be teaching the W …

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Tuesday, April 13, 2004

Posted by on 4.13.04 in Marriage and the Family, Sermons

7:20 PM A few new items have been added to the Miscellaneous category on the Sermons page. There are some WMBI commentaries, “The Power of a Book,” “Little Steps to a Big Fall,” “Time for a Checkup,” Marriage Conference notes, and “What Children Can Teach Us at Thanksgiving.” 1:13 PM Do you know someone who …

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