Be Battle Ready

Matthew 25:43-47 “…..if the head of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.” If the man of the house isn’t battle ready then there’s nothing to stand in the way of … Continued

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The Power of a Smooch!

Our son Jake is an affectionate little guy. Physical touch is by far his top love language. Rarely a week goes by where we don’t hear Jake say at least once, “Dad, give mom a smooch!” When we do he just sits there and smiles. Seeing us be affectionate with each other seems to fill … Continued

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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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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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Take Ownership

Relationships die when one or both parties refuse to accept responsibility and take ownership for their behavior. If a husband refuses to listen to his wife and/or cannot be corrected by anyone at anytime, the relationship is doomed. If an argument ensues and a wife refuses to take responsibility for her part in the skirmish, … Continued

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