The Modern Husband

"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and … Continue reading The Modern Husband

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Fool’s Gold

The mineral pyrite looks a lot like gold. It's almost the same color and it's metallic in appearance. It has been given the nickname "Fool's Gold" indicating if you're digging for gold and find pyrite, you could be fooled into thinking you're rich when you're not. "Fool's Gold" just doesn't have the same value or … Continue reading Fool’s Gold

The First Date

"And the Lord God said, It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him." (Genesis 2:18 NKJV) Genesis 2:18-23 tells the story of the world's first date. Here it is in a nutshell: 1. God determines it's not good for Adam to be alone and decides to make … Continue reading The First Date

Burning Passion

 "Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me: It is good for a man not to touch a woman." (1 Corinthians 7:1 NKJV) "but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion." (1 Corinthians 7:9 NKJV) We live in a society that is always … Continue reading Burning Passion

Meeting Needs

 "Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control." (1 Corinthians 7:5 NKJV)Early in our marriage, I wasn't completely "in" our marriage. My body was there, but … Continue reading Meeting Needs

Consenting Adults

"Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control." (1 Corinthians 7:5 NKJV) If we take Paul's advice in this passage of scripture, then our attention should … Continue reading Consenting Adults

Gifts from God

In professional hockey, the championship trophy is called the Stanley Cup. When a team wins the cup, players on the team are given time to spend with the cup however they wish. Occasionally there will be news reports about players taking the Stanley Cup to other sports events, parades, the movies, the golf course or … Continue reading Gifts from God

Feeling Full

"Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. (1 Corinthians 7:3 NKJV)" Last night my wife Melissa and I attended an event called To Live and Dine in Atlanta, hosted by the Atlantan Magazine. The event offered tastings from Atlanta's top restaurants. There were … Continue reading Feeling Full

It’s Ours

Yesterday I woke up and found an envelope with my name on it in my office chair. Inside was a wonderful greeting card from my wife, Melissa. The card seemed to capture the full spectrum of emotions we've shared in the 16 years we've been together. One line in the card said..."We're not perfect and … Continue reading It’s Ours

Consistent Witness

I had a great conversation this morning with Larry Holman, Pastor of First Baptist Church Hooper City, in Birmingham, Alabama. Larry and I went to high school together at Ramsay High in Birmingham. Now he pastors the church where I was baptized that's behind my Grandma's house. We talked a lot about the neighborhood and … Continue reading Consistent Witness