Category: Marriage

30 Days in 1 Samuel 25, Day 19: Abigail’s Action

It doesn’t take long for Abigail to move into action after learning of the impending danger that threatened her household! As soon as the young man finishes speaking, we’re told, “Then Abigail hurried…”  She didn’t panic. She didn’t run to find Nabal and ask him why he had acted so foolishly. She didn’t sit back and say, “Serves him right. Let him deal with his own mess.” Instead, she started […]

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30 Days in Ephesians 6, Day 10: Catch-Up Day and Optional Lesson

This is the day you’ve been waiting for — another chance to catch up if life has kept you from finishing up any lessons this week! For an optional lesson today, go back to Chapter 5 of Ephesians, and read verses 20-33. Mark Paul’s instructions to husbands and wives in the same way we marked people, commands, and reasons in Chapter 6. Circle husband and wife (and their synonyms), underline the commands given to them, and […]

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Thirty Days in Romans 8 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 2: Background

Welcome to our study of Romans 8! I’m excited to dig into this rich chapter of Scripture together. While I pray for you as we study, you can pray for me as I write our lessons. Tackling this chapter in just thirty short lessons is going to be a challenge! It’s a long chapter packed with treasures! By the time we wrap up our study, however, you will be better […]

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An Eye-opening Experience

Sometimes I take care of the kids for a few hours while my wife goes out. Other times, when she’s sick, I step in to help do some of her work and keep the household running. That’s what I’ve been doing the past few days. How she ever has dinner ready AND the house clean when I come home at night, I don’t know. It never happens when I’m in […]

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How to Be a Wise Steward of the Next Year of Your Life

How to be a wise steward of the next year of your life

I’ll admit right now that I’m a goal-setting junkie. This time of year is always exciting and full of new possibilities! Setting goals has always been an important part of my life. Growing up, I enjoyed reviewing the past year and setting new goals with my parents during our Christmas break each year. Now my wife and I have our own goal-setting tradition, and I can hardly wait for this […]

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Thirty (One) Days in Psalm 103 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 31: Remembering His Blessings

We’ve spent a month studying this one amazing psalm. We’ve slowed down to meditate on these blessings that David urges his soul — our ours — to not forget. Many of us have realized in a new way that we really are forgiven, that we really are loved with a steadfast love that is not going to let us go. What can we do to help us not forget? What will help keep us anchored […]

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Thirty Days in Proverbs 31 for Busy, Busy Mamas, Day 5: Her Husband

When I first discovered, many years ago, that the Proverbs 31 Woman was a woman of valor and not just virtuous, it changed my whole outlook on my life as a wife and mother. God had given me a mission and, along with that mission, He had graciously given me the strength and the power to accomplish it — through Him.  That is the mindset I am praying we can have as we study the rest […]

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My Beloved and My Friend – Review

Book review by Daniel Forster I loved Raising Real Men by Hal and Melanie Young. When I heard that they were writing another book, this time on marriage, I knew it would be good. They were kind enough to give us a preview copy of My Beloved and My Friend, and since the book comes out soon (on Valentine’s Day), I wanted to share my review here. Just like their […]

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Courtship in Our Real World, Part 1

Courtship is an emotional topic. The very word — courtship — can stir up some pretty heated discussions. I think this is partly due to the fact that everyone seems to have a different definition for the word courtship. It’s probably also due to the fact that courtships do, after all, involve emotions. And I’m pretty sure a lot of strong opinions exist about courtship because we, as parents, inevitably make mistakes while trying to do […]

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Gifts from My Father

Last night my husband and I made the trek once again to my daddy’s property to work, along with three strapping young men, on preparing it for Susannah’s way-too-fast-approaching wedding day. She and Peter want their reception there. So we’re working hard — along with a mob of amazing covenant brothers and sisters — to make it happen. I’m quite sure more than a few people think we’re a bit […]

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