Christ’s View of Women

In Christ’s day, Roman and Jewish courts would not accept the testimony of a woman. This is why it’s so amazing that Christ’s very first witness of His resurrection was a woman, and even more incredible that He gave her the first apostolic call to “go and tell.” Listen in to this brief clip from … Continued

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Loving Your “Other” Spouse

Your marriage isn’t about you and your spouse. It’s about you and Jesus. Marriage is the opportunity to live and love like Him. In the New Testament alone there are 59 “one another” statements. That’s nearly 60 exhortations to “do something” toward another person. What we do toward others is our way of living like … Continued

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Receiving Treasure

We sat on the hot sand moments after pulling into the beach rental. We didn’t have time to find the beach chairs before all seven of our kids found the ocean!  “How many years have we done this?” I asked Carolyn, my South African friend of over fifteen years. We both squinted our eyes as … Continued

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Closing the Love Loop

In the book of Luke we see a fascinating story on the power of gratitude and how it closes the “love loop” and creates connection in your relationships. Take a few mins and listen in…  

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The Power of Holding Hands

We hold hands a lot. We never knew why we enjoyed it so much until we listened to a talk by a clinical psychologist who spoke about the power of holding hands and its effect on the brain. He put people into an MRI machine and lightly shocked them to see how their brains responded. … Continued

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Focus in Love

The phrase “fall in love” should be replaced with “focus in love.” We don’t truly “fall” in love. Rather, we focus on what we like in a person and our admiration draws us to them. We learn this in a small love story found in Genesis 29:20. “And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and … Continued

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Great Parenting Advice

One of our goal’s this year (and every year) is to grow closer to each of our kids individually. It always seems like the most stressful times in our marriage revolve around issues with our kids. But the reverse is also true – when we’re hitting on all cylinders with the kids it really sets … Continued

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Battle & Beauty

Every year we read through the Bible, so December is the month we hit the book of Revelation. We never really saw this before, but this year a passage in Revelation 19 jumped off the page. The setting was the marriage supper of the Lamb where Jesus comes back to take His fiancé , the Church, … Continued

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The Art of Attraction

Allure – the quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating. Think back to the very first time you found yourself crazy attracted to your spouse. Was it when you first met? For me, it happened a year after Tori and I met. I was playing in Bluefield, WV for the Orioles’ rookie team … Continued

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How A Good Marriage Proves Our Love For God

It’s easier to love God than to love people. Why? Because God is perfect. People are not (well, that’s debatable :)) God never fails. He doesn’t have bad breath. He doesn’t pass gas under the bed sheets. It’s much harder to love people than to love Him. But God says, “if you say you love … Continued

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