Author Archives: Gary L. Thomas

Cherish Your Spouse: Affirm the Gospel

Cherish Your Spouse: Affirm the Gospel

One of the best ways to cherish your spouse with words is by affirming the gospel — the essential message of Christianity — and regularly planting its truth in your lover’s heart and mind. Sometimes we have to remind our spouses of the gospel—total and complete acceptance before God because of the finished work of

Cherish: Be Specific and Deliberate

Deliberately choosing the way we speak is essential to a lifetime of cherishing our mates. The early church father John Chrysostom urged husbands (speaking about their wives), “Never call her by her name alone, but with terms of endearment also, with honor, with much love. If you honor her, she won’t require honor from others;

Faith: Your Body Matters To God

God, may Your fullness flood through their entire beings. — Ephesians 3:19b The Voice What would change if God’s fullness flooded through our entire being? If that were to happen, we would need to be willing to surrender every part of our lives to the Lord. Often, this is not the case. We surrender some of

James 3:6

Communication: Tame Your Tongue and Listen

As a young man, I always thought silence was the preferred pathway to the heart of God. The church I attended put a comment in the weekly bulletin that went something like this: “Please maintain an attitude of reverence as we prepare our hearts for worship.” And, indeed, there are deep roots in Christian tradition testifying to the spiritual value

Marriage: It Is Good For a Man Not to Marry

I became a Christian at a very young age. In truth, I can scarcely remember a moment when God was not an active and conscious presence in my life. Because of this, I felt drawn to Jesus early on. I was drawn to more than Jesus, however. I also remember being drawn to girls. I had a pretty big crush on

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