Marriage - Visionary Family Ministries

After years of counseling engaged and married couples, we realized most Christian couples didn’t have a biblical mission and purpose for their family. They’d learned some things about communication, sexuality, and conflict resolution, but they didn’t know why God had brought them together. Visionary Marriage equips married and engaged couples with a compelling Christian mission for their life together.

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What’s the Purpose of a Father?

What’s the Purpose of a Father?

  So this morning, title "Visionary Fatherhood" for these 90 minutes. Now, visionary is a central word for us in our ministry. In fact, that's what our, Amy's and my, ministry is called, Visionary Family Ministries and the conferences that we do in churches...

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Healing Through Repentance

Healing Through Repentance

Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? Romans 2:4 Family conflicts start very early in life. Ray (9) and Milly (11) were working on cleaning the kitchen...

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3 Phases of Forgiveness

3 Phases of Forgiveness

Forgiveness and reconciliation is a three-phase process, and I will summarize it here. I don’t want you to be overwhelmed. What can be written in just a few pages may take years for the Lord to accomplish. In the chapters ahead, we will consider the small steps God...

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Healing Family Relationships, Part 3

Healing Family Relationships, Part 3

  My journey on this principle with my father, parents divorced when I'm 15. My youth pastor starts to walk me through some biblical patterns and biblical principles for forgiveness. I make a choice to forgive my dad, but I still had all this anger and bitterness...

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Healing Family Relationships, Part 2

Healing Family Relationships, Part 2

  Let me talk to you about another principle for healing family relationships and this is healing through boundaries, healing through boundaries. This is a very deep and complicated subject and I'm only doing 10 minutes on it today, but Romans 12:18 says this,...

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Healing Family Relationships, Part 1

Healing Family Relationships, Part 1

  Maybe your home is different, but we've got problems and sin in our family everyday. Raise your hand if you've got problems everyday. Yep, we do too. Anybody got sibling problems in the family? Sibling conflicts? Are there you and your siblings? Any sibling...

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Pray for Your Own Heart

Pray for Your Own Heart

When I am in the middle of a blowout conflict with one of my sons, I am squarely focused on his disobedience, his bad attitude, his irresponsibility. Obviously, the entire reason why we are in this situation is that he dropped the ball or was disrespectful. Rarely is...

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How Many Times Do I Need to Forgive?

How Many Times Do I Need to Forgive?

When a family member does something that hurts our feelings a couple of times, it may not feel like a big deal to forgive them. What if they do it ten times? Fifty times? Now it is a different story. You may remember that Jesus’ disciples asked Him about this. “Then...

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The Crucible of Family Relationships

The Crucible of Family Relationships

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:17–18 Your family is like a...

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Every Family Is Hurting

Every Family Is Hurting

Every family experiences conflict, hurt, and brokenness. There are two big reasons for this reality. First, each of us struggles with sin and character problems. Therefore, when multiple people with character problems live together under the same roof, you get lots of...

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