Are You a Man of Prayer?
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Are You a Man of Prayer?

Where do you turn in times of trouble? Are you praying for the world? Events in Israel are a central topic of interest in the news, the world, and the church. At home, we’ve got local elections, a new Speaker of the House, and folks starting to throw their name in the presidential candidacy hat....

Lonely Leaders
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Lonely Leaders

Part 3 of the Loneliness Series On top of the recent U.S. Surgeon General’s report on the loneliness epidemic, Barna has revealed that pastors feel lonelier than ever. Because of this, more pastors have considered quitting their jobs in 2022 compared to a year earlier, citing stress and loneliness. Do you relate? “While feelings of...

Guys on the Grill and other Family Meals
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Guys on the Grill and other Family Meals

Guys, are you planning on doing some grilling this Labor Day weekend? I’ve got some compelling reasons why it’s a great idea – besides the obvious one that we all love burgers on the grill!  Bear with me while I throw some statistics at you.   According to the Food Industry Association, families who eat at...

Lessons Learned in 30 Years of Marriage 
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Lessons Learned in 30 Years of Marriage 

My bride and I celebrated thirty years of marriage this week! We are grateful for God’s grace toward us in our marriage and family. We recently reflected on how much we’ve learned along the way, and gathered some of our top lessons, both fun and challenging. What has the Lord shown you through your marriage...

It’s Not About a Day. It’s About Day-In, Day-Out.
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It’s Not About a Day. It’s About Day-In, Day-Out.

February 7-14, 2022, has been dubbed “National Marriage Week.” It kicks off with National Marriage Day, and it wraps up with Valentine’s Day. A recent survey projects Americans will spend $23.9 billion on the holiday. Men will spend almost twice as much as women – $235 vs. $119. The crazy thing is that about $9.5...

Building a Hedge Around Marriages
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Building a Hedge Around Marriages

Let’s all learn from Ravi… Disappointed but not surprised. I suppose that’s the posture we all have as we hear the stories of men who have fallen into sexual sin or failed morally. It’s tough when he’s a member of our congregation or a close friend. But the news of Ravi Zacharias’ sexual misconduct shakes...

Last Minute Gifts for Spiritual Growth
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Last Minute Gifts for Spiritual Growth

If you’re still looking for a last-minute gift idea, how about making it a gift that will leave a lasting spiritual impression on your family?  Years ago, we started the tradition in our family to open one gift on Christmas Eve that will encourage each of our children in their spiritual growth. We like to choose a Bible, book, magazine, study, or another timely resource. Often, we’ll look for something that Stacy or I can participate in with them, so we...

The Noble Man Leads His Family [Podcast Ep. 35 with John Majors]
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The Noble Man Leads His Family [Podcast Ep. 35 with John Majors]

We continue our leadership series on the Podcast with John Majors as we discuss how The Noble Man Leads His Family. John is an author at Seeds Family Worship, a ministry dedicated to helping families and churches memorize God’s Word through songs, videos, and other resources for family devotions and worship. When it comes to...

How to Raise a Marriage from the Dead
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How to Raise a Marriage from the Dead

COVID has been a real eye-opener for many on the health of our marriages. Even The Wall Street Journal noted The Strain the Covid Pandemic Is Putting on Marriages.   I hope by now you’ve heard The Noble Man Podcast Episode 34 with Keith Tully of FamilyLife Ministry. He shares how God redeemed his “dead” marriage and brought him and his wife Trish to FamilyLife as missionaries who now get to love and encourage others in their marriages. ...

The Noble Man Leads His Wife [Podcast Ep. 34 with Keith Tully]
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The Noble Man Leads His Wife [Podcast Ep. 34 with Keith Tully]

“The pandemic has shown people where they are in their marriages.”  This month as we focus on leadership, and Keith Tully of FamilyLife is here to talk about how The Noble Man Leads His Wife. After years of struggle in his own marriage, it was at a Weekend to Remember Conference that “God came down and raised us from the dead...