Witnessing

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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A Wedding Focused on Jesus

It was a joy for me to attend the wedding of my nephew last week. He and his new bride are clearly focused on putting Jesus first in their relationship. They have the right attitude of humble trust in the Lord. It’s such an attitude that has blessed them in their lives so far and WILL bless them with a lasting and joyful marriage. I can say this with complete confidence. The Lord is our STRENGTH! If you’re attending any weddings this...

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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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Book of the Year!

My book, Handing Out Life, was selected in its category as the 2017 BOOK OF THE YEAR among Christian Small Publishers. THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to its development. Thanks, also, to everyone who voted for my book as part of the award decision process. I’m humbled and honored to be able to pass along Jesus’ awesome gifts in this book. Please join me in praying that this award will encourage more to get and use the book as a way...

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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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REVIEW “Handing Out Life”

Thank you to everyone who has voted to make Handing Out Life the 2017 book of the year in its category among Christian small publishers. If you haven’t had a chance to vote, you can still do that before March 31, 2017 by following my directions HERE. Every vote helps to spread the news that this is a great resource for everyone in every relationship. Another way to help spread the word about Handing Out Life is to review it on its Amazon...

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Life in God’s Way

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