Tag: Marriage

Nashville Statement Helping Churches Clarify Convictions on LGBT

Headlines exploded this week following the release of the Nashville Statement by the Council for Biblical Manhood & Womanhood. The Nashville Statement offers multiple points of clarification regarding a “biblical position” on marriage and gender confusion. In 2010, I witnessed how […]

Private Lives Define Public Leaders

It was the great Puritan John Owen who said, “A minister may fill his pews, his communion roll, the mouths of the public, but what that minister is on his knees in secret before God Almighty, that he is and […]

Newlyweds: Get to Church and Your Pastor Before It’s Too Late

The dreaded late night call… A tough battle-hardened voice on the other end of the line, “Pastor, we don’t want to try anymore. Can you save our marriage?” These calls always make me feel anger, sadness, and disappointment. The anger […]

Beyonce: The Wrong Role Model for Women

My eight year old daughter recently stood in the grocery line staring at a magazine vaunting the barely clothed and pregnant Beyonce. The tagline on the magazine touted Beyonce’s impending motherhood and nude extravagance as an assimilation of her “goddess” roots and “inspirational” […]

Who Should You Date?

In college my baseball coach was a strong Christian who understood the confusion for young people surrounding the topic of dating. Without compromise he boldly took 25 hormone-run college baseball players down a road few have dared travel – and […]

Can a Man & Woman Just be Friends?

Last night I had the privilege of meeting with a group of Orange County young adults to hear from and discuss the challenges they face when building and maintaining relationships with the opposite sex. We discussed a wide array of […]

I Hairsprayed Her Clothes: Dealing With Marital Frustration & Unity

Most newlyweds have little spats; Bre and I were no different. On one particularly hot summer day, the air conditioning unit of our little condominium broke. The repairman couldn’t help for a couple of days so we were forced to […]

The Little Guy Proposed to My Daughter!

I knew this long dreaded moment would come because I’m the father of a little girl. The young man approached me with his eye on the prize of my little girl’s hand. He sized me up and I sized him up. The […]

7 Habits of The Wise

In Part I of Wisdom from Proverbs, we looked at 7 Habits of a Fool. It’s easy to pick on fools because they’re so blatantly…well, foolish! But not playing the fool doesn’t necessarily prove that you’re wise either. In fact, […]

Five Ways to Keep Christ in Your Christmas

It’s surprising how quickly Jesus is being removed from American holidays. Based on this, we should be resolute to celebrate our Savior even more fervently than in years past. More so, we must insure Jesus, and His Word, are taught in our homes. Throughout the years Bre and I have picked up little ideas…