How to Stop Toxic Relationship Patterns Most of the relationships we have in life are those we cannot choose. Our parents, in-laws, siblings, children, and co-workers are all individuals granted by the “natural order”. We don’t have the privilege of choosing them (except for in specific cases of adoption, etc.). That makes choosing our spouse, […]
Your relationships are the single greatest investment you can make in life, and they’re the greatest gift God has given us. They are the only thing of eternal value. Make sure they’re healthy.
Relationships of all kinds present challenges on a daily basis. Knowing how to handle individual personalities, temperaments, and boundaries can be difficult. For all the joys and wonders of those we love, taking good care of our relationships requires a conscious and deliberate effort.
Every type of relationship has a specific God-ordained purpose in His kingdom. Understanding His purpose for our relationships is key in relating to others in a healthy way that honors God and each other.
Healthy relationships take work. They require maintenance. Like anything else in life, we will invest in those we love.
Loving others is the greatest command God gave us. And for all the simplicity in its summation — it can be very difficult to do. Developing genuine and healthy relationships with others means knowing how to biblically navigate delicate and difficult areas successfully.
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When Love Grows Cold We’ve all felt the tentacles of ice encroaching upon our hearts at one time or another. It’s one of the most unpleasant feelings one can have. It’s also one of the most dangerous. The spiritual reality behind those symptoms gives evidence to a much deeper issue. As we will discover, the […]
Becoming a Man She Can Follow: Restoring the Husband as a Leader The thought of submitting your life to another individual can be intimidating. Women now live in an independent world where they are earning incomes that rival or exceed those of their spouse, do jobs that were once delegated strictly to the male, and […]
From “Woman” to “Wife”: The Good Thing God Intended Click the link to see the sister post, The High Call to Husbandry: A Noble Aspiration How do you go from woman to wife? I believe you’ll be surprised by what the LORD has revealed in His word. I speak for myself when I say that […]
The High Call of Husbandry: A Noble Aspiration This Valentine’s Day weekend the LORD implored me to write this post on “the high call of husbandry”. And although I’ve been hesitant, I must be obedient. This is a subject He’s talked with me about for years. As one who has studied marriage and family and […]
This post contains adult content, and is not appropriate for children under the age of 13. Parental discretion is advised. For the Suffering Single: How to Live the Single Life with Success There are more singles today than ever before in history. People are single for various reasons, many of which are no fault of […]
When You Have Something to Say: Seven Keys to Speaking the Truth in Love God knows how to deliver a message well. He is the Living Word. He is the Truth. He is also Love. He says exactly what He means, and He means exactly what He says. And if you haven’t noticed, He’s often […]
Preparing For Marriage: Get Ready I’ve been talking about preparation a lot lately – especially with regard to the LORD’s return. The Bride of Christ has been given a mandate to be found ready. That mandate implies intense preparation in advance. In this we find an appropriate example of what it means to properly prepare […]
This post contains adult content, and is inappropriate for children under the age of 13. Parental supervision is advised. Celibate or Single This post is for those who are single and questioning whether or not they are called to celibacy. In light of this question, we are also going to address God’s purpose for the single […]
Fatherhood: A Revelation of God’s Paternal Nature I have always been a ‘Daddy’s Girl’. My sister and I have always enjoyed being close to our father. He has been a rock and anchor in our family and home, providing a clear example of godly values and principles, leadership, and being a source of constant love, […]
Straight Talk About Gossip: What It Is and How to Avoid It There is perhaps nothing that turns me off quicker than gossip. It is one of the first indicators of someone’s character. Of all the topics on my heart (and there are many), after praying this is the one God landed on. And I […]