What We Get Wrong About Forgiveness

The glowworm is not the only insect to produce its own light. If you take a glowworm and give it wings, it’s called a firefly. If you take grace and give it wings, it’s called forgiveness–and it is forgiveness that takes God’s grace to the sky. In the same way that wings offer the firefly freedom from … Continue reading What We Get Wrong About Forgiveness

The First Time for Everything Date

Words to Grow On For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 TIMOTHY 1:7 You don't have to have money to keep romance alive in a marriage. But you do have to be thoughtful. GARY CHAPMAN Set the Scene God created us with a capacity to … Continue reading The First Time for Everything Date

How to Share Your Past with Your Mate

Scripture tells us that Rahab, the prostitute from Jericho who hid the Israelite spies (6:25), continued to live among God’s people and eventually became an ancestor of Jesus Christ (see Matt. 1:5).You have to wonder: What did she tell her Hebrew husband about her past? Any discussion of sensitive material from your past must occur … Continue reading How to Share Your Past with Your Mate

Are You Good at Communicating? Communication 101

Sometimes I don’t want to talk to or listen to my wife. Even though we’ve been married since 2001 and I’ve served as a marriage pastor since 2006, I admit I sometimes strongly dislike communicating and resolving disagreements. The reality is, most married couples don’t love to communicate or resolve conflict. We’re not good at it, it’s … Continue reading Are You Good at Communicating? Communication 101