Teen Life

My New Friend, Ryan

I just spent 3 days on Mackinac Island in northern Michigan with 24 youth and chaperones from my congregation, along with almost 1000 other youth. We had a great time learning more about God as our mighty fortress. We focused in on 2 Samuel 22:2, “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer….” It was great to be able to gather in the fort built on the rock of Mackinac Island for a group event one evening. It...

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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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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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Daughter Date Night

In less than a year from now, my “little girl” will be heading off to college. I can’t believe that day is drawing near so quickly. As I was looking at my schedule for this year, I decided I couldn’t waste these precious months I have with Hannah still in our home. So, I decided it was important to put a regular date night with her on my calendar. Now, I still intend to keep a weekly date night with my wife, Heather...

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Book Released

Handing Out Life is now available for purchase (CLICK HERE TO SEE IT ON AMAZON).  This is the book that I’ve been thinking about for over 10 years and that I put to paper last fall.  It summarizes the key concepts I’ve been sharing in this blog and through various seminars, papers and sermons on the topic of marriage and all relationships in God’s way.  Here’s the summary of my book as it appears on the back cover of...

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Life in God’s Way

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