Rob Rienow, Author at Visionary Family Ministries - Page 11 of 18
Legalism: A Great Enemy of the Church

Legalism: A Great Enemy of the Church

Perhaps you have heard the phrase, “There are two ways we can fall off on this.” The doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture is a narrow path that leads to pleasing God in all things, but there are deep ditches on both sides. These ditches are the detours to sin and...
The Slippery Slope: 4 Questions about the Bible

The Slippery Slope: 4 Questions about the Bible

Consider these four questions. I have asked these same questions to Christian groups many times. I ask people, if their answer to the question is “yes,” to raise their hands. Here we go: Question 1: Do you believe the Bible is God’s Word? In the context of a church...
Mom & Dad, Your Time has Passed

Mom & Dad, Your Time has Passed

Learn how to have important conversations like this in our book Never Too Late: Encouraging Faith In Your Adult Child.” Mom & Dad, Your Time has Passed When we think about hurting and broken families, we often think of the impact on children. However, when it...
Family Worship: The heart of spiritual training in the home

Family Worship: The heart of spiritual training in the home

As God began to impress Deuteronomy 6:7 upon my heart, I was haunted with a question, “What am I doing with this responsibility and calling that God has given me to impress the hearts of my children with a love for God?” I was doing a lot to help encourage faith and...
A Husband’s True Love

A Husband’s True Love

God explains “true love” in 1 Corinthians 13. There are seven positive (do) elements, such as being patient. There are eight negative (do not) elements, such as not being easily angered. True love is as much about what we do, as what we do not do. As you...
A Husband’s True Love

Husband: No Job Description Necessary

Who Needs a Job Description? Men, imagine that you have been working at the same job, with the same company for ten years. Things are going well. You have respect inside and outside the company. Job security isn’t a concern, and the bills are getting paid. It’s Monday...
A Husband’s True Love

My Marriage Prayer Life = D-

For the first twelve years of our marriage, I would give myself a D- grade in the area of taking the lead in praying with Amy. It was probably more like an F, but D- makes me feel a little better. As God began to turn my heart toward Amy, I increasingly fought through...
Family Worship: The heart of spiritual training in the home

What is Parenting Success?

Imagine a television camera, far in the future, panning the living room of the Rienow home. The walls are plastered with achievement awards and first-place ribbons. Athletic trophies glimmer from their perch on the top of the piano. Photographs of our children and...
A Husband’s True Love

Is the Husband the Head of the Wife?

To suggest that the husband has a leadership role in the marriage instantly causes tension. This flies in the face of everything our culture teaches. Here are three statements which we need to carefully consider. As a Christian, do you agree or disagree with this...
A Husband’s True Love

Learning to Serve

In recent years, God has been growing my character in the area of service. One of the ways that God has helped me improve, is by talking with Amy about where her pressure points are. Pressure points can be specific times of the day, or days of the week, which are...