Communication is part of everyday life. Perhaps nothing else brings such a combination of joy and frustration than the way we communicate with each other. Here are some biblical guidelines to make your communication more productive and effective.
Check your Heart Attitude
Consider others more important than yourself. Philippians 2:3-5
I pictured a handsome man sweeping in to pick me up and make me whole. I guess I have Disney to blame for that - LOL! Obviously, that fairy tale was exactly that - a fairy tale. Marriage can be difficult, and there are times when I have struggled to even like my spouse.
There is a difference between physical beauty and biblical sexual attraction. Physical beauty is on display to be admired by all who observe it. The Holy Spirit describes the beauty of Job's daughters this way:
"Nowhere in all the land were there found women as beautiful as Job's daughters, and their father granted them an inheritance along with their brothers."
Physical beauty can and should be appreciated by many. But sexual attraction is only for one's marriage partner. Sexual attractio
Teaching your children to honor God's authority by obeying quickly and pleasantly has many blessings. One of these blessings is to learn to avoid the world's wisdom, no matter how attractive it may appear. For example, there is the lie, the urban legend, that there can be safe sex outside of marriage.
Modern man, in his proverbial darkened state, plunges ever deeper into darkness by seeking new and creative ways to say Yes to sex outside of marriage. This thinking brings a rising tide of the
The Christmas season can be hard on relationships. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve met with a couple after the holidays because of problems developed – or were exaggerated – between Thanksgiving and New Years.
I knew a girl in college who had recently gotten married. she had met the love of her life and they hadn’t dated for very long before their wedding, because they were burning with passion. I lost touch with my friend for a while, but when we reconnected years after college she was in a far different place than the last time I had saw her. This time, she was divorced······
In working with marriages in distress I've discovered most men have injured the women in their life emotionally, at least at some level. To understand how this can happen one needs to first understand one of the ways men and women are usually different. Most men are predominantly thinking beings - they receive and process experiences in life in a predominately rational and logical way. If someone says something which offends a man he will accept or dismiss it based on whether it is true.
I'm not a perfect husband.
I'm not a perfect husband.
I'm not a perfect husband.
I would write that 100 times, but I think you get the message and I'd probably lose most of you at number 17. That's the average number of times you'll read the same thing. (Of course, I just made that up.)
DONCASTER, UK (ANS - October 11, 2016) -- A British-raised Jewish woman who went to Israel to help recover from shattered dreams, got more than she bargained for -- she found her Messiah!
Now also a Canadian resident, Bobbie Ann Cole was living in Britain when, following the breakdown of her marriage and amidst the trauma of suffering from breast cancer, she joined a friend on a visit to Israel to find meaning and purpose to her life.
And on a heady day in Jerusalem shortly before flying h
Italian writer Costanza Miriano angered women's rights activists across Europe in 2013 when she released her best-selling book, Marry Him and Be Submissive, advising women to forsake the heresy of feminism and submit to their husbands in order to enjoy a more fulfilling life.
Answer: "Marriage should be honored by all" (Hebrews 13:4). A biblical marriage, consisting of one man and one woman in a loving, lifelong commitment, is an honorable and godly institution. Fads come and go, and the world has its biases, but God's plan for marriage is still the building block of society.
Being good father is difficult. Being Godly father is more difficult. But we can not give up beacuse it is our ministry God gave to all men.
Here are 5 Quotes by christians who tried being Godly fathers. Their words will re-recognize the importance of fatherhood and encourage you to be Godly father.
In an earlier post we looked at 10 things all should know about male headship as it is found in Scripture. Today we look at female submission.
(1) Submission (Gk., hupotasso) carries the implication of voluntary yieldedness to a recognized authority. Biblical submission is appropriate in several relational spheres: the wife to her husband (Eph. 5:22-24); children to their parents (Eph. 6:1); believers to the elders of the church (Heb. 13:17; 1 Thess. 5:12); citizens to the state (Rom. 13); se
There are few pains like the long ache of loneliness. That experience can motivate singles to obsess over finding and keeping the perfect spouse. Sometimes it even drives people to end perfectly healthy relationships for fear that there is a more perfect choice somewhere.
I was watching a funny YouTube video about Stuff Christian singles hear. It's full of phrases that most Christian singles have heard at some point in their lives. Lines about waiting on God, happening when you least expect it, and viewing Jesus as your significant other...
Most Christian couples would not list shame as one of the top struggles in their marriage. However, in almost a decade of counseling, I've seen very few marriages that aren't hampered by shame on some level. It's just not often the first thing that's identified, but it underlies so many other common struggles, especially communication and sex.
Years ago I used to share that song on marriage retreats I led. Contained within it is one secret - one principle - which can dramatically change, maybe even save, a marriage.
Here are the lyrics, in case you don't remember them:
They deliver us a modern fairytale: the American Dream that comes with a successful career, two children (a boy and a girl, of course), a faithful and devoted husband, good health, and an abundance of wealth and material possessions