Look Up

As married couples it’s often difficult to keep our focus where it needs to be. When the stuff of life hits we’ve got to remember to keep our focus on God and not ourselves or our spouse. Focusing on “self” will cause you to react in one of two ways – you will end pridefully … Continued

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The Gift of Appreciation

I had a conversation with my mom on the phone a while back that really struck me. Dad was out on their back deck and I was sitting on our front porch, a distance of less than 50 yards between the two (yes, we’re neighbors and Jason is cool with it!). I could hear dad … Continued

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Seven Keys to Being a Powerful Provider

As husbands, one of the greatest gifts we husbands can give our families is security. Research shows that the need for security is the number one core human need. The way we give our families security is to be their provider and protector. If they can trust us to provide for and protect them their … Continued

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Your Spouse Wasn’t Meant To Meet Your Needs

Genesis 30:1-3 – “Now when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister, and said to Jacob, ‘Give me children, or else I die!’ And Jacob’s anger was aroused against Rachel, and he said, ‘Am I in the place of God, who has withheld from you the fruit of the womb?’ … Continued

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Living Through Your Kids

In Genesis 27 we see the story of Jacob deceiving his father Isaac and taking the blessing from his brother Esau. Even though Isaac knew God had chosen Jacob over Esau, he played favorites with his son Esau while his wife Rebekah gravitated toward Jacob. When Rebekah overheard Isaac tell Esau he was going to … Continued

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The Secret to Staying the Course

We all know the story of Abraham leaving his homeland and going to Canaan in response to God’s call. But what we don’t often hear is how Abe’s dad, Terah, is the one who wanted to go to Canaan first. He set out for Canaan but he stopped short in Haran (Genesis 11:31). There he … Continued

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A Man Needs Respect

Genesis 4:5 – “but [God] did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell.” (NKJV) We see in Ephesians 5:33 that one of man’s core needs is respect, especially within marriage. If he doesn’t get this respect it positions him to do all sorts of bad things with … Continued

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