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Like Father, Like Son

Like Father, Like Son

Spiritual impact is by no means directed solely by biology. On the contrary, many adoptive fathers and stepfathers have had far more impact on their children’s lives than the children’s biological fathers. One mother told me of the time her husband and their adopted son went to a Promise Keeper’s rally. One of the speakers

cherish heals

To Cherish Is to Heal

To cherish is to heal. To ridicule your spouse or to be apathetic about your spouse is to further injure them. Contempt merely reinforces the negativity from earlier in your spouse’s life. You push her down lower and lower. Cherishing lifts her higher and higher. To not cherish is to reinforce the worst and make

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;

3 studies on parenting

3 Video Bible Studies on Parenting

I’ve been at this parenting thing for 6 years now.  My wife and I have 2 boys (6 and 4) and just when I think I am doing well as a parent something comes from out of the blue to remind me that I am absolutely clueless. Parenting is tough, exhausting, and demanding work.  With

3 bible studies on marriage

Three Bible Studies on Marriage

Looking for some great Bible studies on marriage to consider as a couple, or for your small group? Trying to get together with couples during the summer is often difficult because there always seems to be an anniversary.  But no matter what time of year it is, it is always a good time to take time

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