Category Archive: Marriage

Biblical Parenting 6…

As I previously wrote in this series (please click HERE for post 1, HERE for post 2, HERE for post 3, HERE for post 4, HERE for post 5), Christian parenting doesn’t mean we should beat and hammer… Continue reading

Preparing for Christmas IV: A Journey Through Malachi (2:10-16)

Malachi 2:10-16 (NIV) Breaking Covenant Through Divorce 10 Do we not all have one Father? Did not one God create us? Why do we profane the covenant of our ancestors by being unfaithful to… Continue reading

100 Months: The Peaks And Valleys Of Being A Pastor…

For nearly the last ten years, the LORD Almighty has blessed me to be a pastor– an announcer, apologizer, counselor, empathizer, encourager, forgiver, giver, learn-er, listen-er, mediator, pray-er, preach-er, protector, pursuer, receiver, remind-er,… Continue reading

Sexual Purity…

Purity I. Opening Comments Let’s Be Real God wants you to be pure—to wait to have sex until you are married. God wants you to be pure—to wait to do sexual activities until… Continue reading

Talking About Dating With Your Teenager…

Talking About Dating With Your Teenager: Some Tips to Take the Emotion Out Of The Discussion! Recently, a parent of a 7th grader asked me for some tips on how to talk about dating… Continue reading

Questions For Dads (From MOPS Panel)

Questions for Dads MOPS Panel November 7th, 2012 1. What do you enjoy the most about being a father? How has your life changed the most since becoming a father?   There are… Continue reading

Poem: “The Passionate Shepherd Reborn To His Love”

Written in response to Christopher Marlowe’s poem “The Passionate Shepherd To His Love.” Come live with me and be my love And taste this world consisting of Such sweets to dull our fervent… Continue reading

Sonnet: “The Brightest Glowing Apples Easily Bruise”

  The brightest glowing apples eas’ly bruise So too shall nectars sweetest swiftly sour As well those champi’ns crowned in layers lose And Heaven’s roses wither by the hour If left exposed to… Continue reading

Written To My Dear Wife On Her 23rd Birthday…

Fair Queen, what might I state to weight thy crown? For thy hath garnered gold and rubies rare What could be writ to further thy renown? Since beauty thine be swept by Western… Continue reading

35 Things I’ve Learned In My 35 Years On Earth…

The Cubs probably will NEVER win the World Series. Sigh…(But I’m still a fan and watching a game at Wrigley is still a fun event to experience with friends and loved ones!) Even… Continue reading