Category: Relationships

Christmas Wars

Christmas Wars

It’s the most wonderful time of the year when we enjoy time with our friends and family at Christmas- themed gatherings. At least that is a reality for some Christians but not all of us. Many Christ followers find religious holidays such as Easter and Christmas to be difficult times to spend with family; especially if family members are unbelievers.

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What Did You Expect?

What Did You Expect?

Joyce was beyond thrilled when she got the news that her son was finally going to be married. He’d been dating Judy for several years now, and Joyce had really grown to love her. Having had only sons, she had always fantasized about one day having a daughter-in-law, welcoming a girl into the family, and doing “girl things” with her. Joyce had prayed throughout her son’s life that he would marry a woman who would be like a daughter to her.

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You Disappoint Me: The Importance of Asking Questions

You Disappoint Me: The Importance of Asking Questions

They were at loggerheads. It started off with a frustrated comment about a church member’s absence from the annual church meeting. When the guilt-trip did not have the desired impact, the conversation spiraled into accusations of being hard, selfish, and cruel. From being frustrated at the lack of attendance at a church meeting, the person now heard “you disappoint me.”

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Companionship in Marriage

Companionship in Marriage

Companionship in Marriage   Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” Genesis 2:18 (ESV)   I recently taught a lesson on the importance of companionship between a husband and wife in marriage. Companionship is not just an important component in marriage; it is a biblical obligation. One of the aspects of the marital covenant is to agree to be a friend or a companion to one another for life. When a marriage breaks down, we often find that the couple has mostly been living separate lives in the months or years before entering into biblical counseling. What we learn is even when they...

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Advice for Troubled Marriages

Advice for Troubled Marriages

I love to meet with women in my biblical counseling ministry. Of course, most of them come to see me because they have a problem in their lives and are looking for biblical answers to it. Not a week goes by that I don’t have to tell someone something difficult. I don’t like to say it, and they don’t like to hear it but it must be said.

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