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Friends Forever

Back in my summer camp counselor days, a favorite song at camp was “Friends Are Friends Forever” as sung by Michael W. Smith. The key line to that song is what follows the title…”Friends are friends forever, if the Lord’s the Lord of them.” In Jesus, friendships can, indeed, last forever. What a JOYOUS message that is! I experienced a taste of the enduring power Jesus gives to friendships on my family’s...

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Time Well Spent

I recently finished teaching an eight-week online class for the Family Life master’s degree program of Concordia University, Wisconsin. It was a VERY tiresome task in the midst of all my other responsibilities, especially in the season of Advent. There were times during the class when I caught myself asking, “WHY am I putting myself through this? Am I just a glutton for punishment?” But, in the end, I’m so glad I did it....

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The “Biermann Brief” 2016

As I have since Heather and I were married, I again composed the “Biermann Brief” as a summary of what’s been happening in our family over the past year.  The Lord has, again, been abundantly gracious to us.  Writing this “Brief” helps us remember that. Many of our regular readers comment on how they look forward to reading the “Brief” each year.  It seemed fitting to post a link to the...

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For the past five weeks I’ve been teaching an online masters level class on “Marriage and Family” for Concordia University, Wisconsin/Ann Arbor. I’m using this post as a way to commend my ten faithful students. Every one of them is trying to maintain an incredibly busy schedule while also taking this eight week class. It’s clear they have a strong passion to help marriages and families improve. Otherwise,...

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Post-Election Comfort

Following the U.S. elections last week, many people, all around the world, are rather unsettled, worried and maybe even fearful. This particular election process was filled with so much hostility that it seems the hurts can never be healed. That’s why it’s more important than ever for us who know Jesus as LORD over all to make HIM known to all. Jesus is the only source of true comfort and real hope for the future. Sinful humans will...

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Life in God’s Way

How Marriage in God’s Way Shapes a Complete Christian Worldview