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Time for a Challenge

In our home, turning 13 is a big deal. We view it, in some ways, as the transition from childhood to adulthood. In centuries past this was more true than it is today, as we have sadly extended “childhood” under the guise of “adolescence” well...

A Blog for Teens: How to Honor Your Parents

Few commandments in the Bible strike more fear into teenagers than, “honor your father and your mother” (Exodus 20:12). To make matters worse, God gives us this command new fewer than eight times throughout the Bible! This is especially difficult for those of us who...

A Savior Is Born!

Merry Christmas! I imagine you are familiar with the story of Santa Claus. As the story goes, Santa has a list. He checks it twice. On his list there are two kinds of people, those who have been naughty, and those who have been nice. For the nice people, he brings...
Parents are Not Qualified

Parents are Not Qualified

One of the most common responses I hear from church leaders when I share with them the biblical vision of parents as the primary spiritual trainers of their children is this, “Rob, I understand the principle here but most of the parents in our church are not...
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...
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...