Character

The Great Deceiver

“The Great Deceiver” is the name of a Bible study that several other men and I started this week. It focuses on how the devil, Satan, Lucifer…is VERY real and is an expert at deception. His greatest trick is to lure people into the deception that there is NO devil, NO punishment for sin, NO hell and NO Savior (since there’s no need for one). Jesus, as our Savior, is pointless. We can do what we want. When we die, we...

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Icons of Jesus

Icon = a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol of something. Every relationship in your life is to be an “icon” of the relationship between Jesus and His beloved bride, the church. The way you love others is to reflect the way Jesus loves you. Our love, like the love of Jesus, is to be sacrificial, unconditional and incarnational. We’re to give up our own self-love. We’re to love others no matter what....

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Helping or Hurting Your Child?

Don’t let anyone fool you. It happens at any age. It’s the struggle of parents over how much to intervene in the decisions of their children. Should I stop my toddler before he grabs the burning hot cookie? Should I keep my pre-teen daughter from talking to the boy who’s using her for her brains? Should I make my child go to bed when it’s obvious the morning will come too soon? Should I rush to the jail to make bail for...

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What We Provide…

Many have asked us for a concise summary of what Heather and I provide to help marriages, families, churches…the world! Here it is!   What we teach… 1. How God’s way for marriage shapes every relationship & particularly shapes our Gospel witness to ALL the world! 2. Sharing God’s instructions for marriage & relationships from Gen. 2:24, Matt. 19:5 & Eph. 5:31f in a SIMPLE, MEMORABLE and CHRIST-CENTERED way, utilizing...

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Commitment!

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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Terrific Tuesday

This past Tuesday was a terrific day. NO, it wasn’t because of the elections in the U.S. It was because my son, Micah, turned 16 that day. It was a terrific day to celebrate God’s grace in giving me an awesome son who has grown into a mature, wise and caring young Christian man. I don’t take any of this for granted. For one, Micah could very well have died at birth. The doctors said there was a strong probability of this since...

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Life in God’s Way

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