Curb Appeal

Like a lily among thorns, So is my love among the daughters. Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods, So is my beloved among the sons. (Song of Solomon 2:2, 3a NKJV) This school year, I've taken note of a certain house on the road to my daughter's school. At first the … Continue reading Curb Appeal

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Gated Dating

Have you ever lived in a gated community with a homeowners association? I haven't but in college, I heard stories of how strict some of them can be. There always seems to be some president or marshall who patrols the community measuring lawns with a ruler to hand out penalties if the grass is more … Continue reading Gated Dating

Relationship Lease

Through the years we've lived in a few apartment complexes. We typically chose those complexes based on the amenities they offered such as pools, fitness rooms, tennis courts, clubhouses, and more.  But no matter how great the amenities or how long we stayed and paid rent, the apartments would never let us own our unit … Continue reading Relationship Lease

Empty Lots

Yesterday, I went to the Chambers County Property Tax Auction in Alabama. During the auction we were bidding on properties that were described as "lots with improvements" (meaning it had a house or building on it), "lots" (meaning they were empty), or "acres" (meaning it was several acres of undeveloped land). When one particular empty … Continue reading Empty Lots

Love and War

I like to think that I'm a peaceful person. I try to keep anger, bitterness, and wrath under control. But sometimes the aggressive, male part of me slips out and hurts the people I love the most. "Husbands, love your wives and do not be bitter toward them." (Colossians 3:19 NKJV) God tells husbands to love … Continue reading Love and War

RaShan’s Truth About Marriage

My long time friend, RaShan Frost shared some truth on Facebook about his upcoming wedding. I hope it blesses you."I've had a lot of people ask me if I was ready for the wedding and my response has been the same. It doesn't matter if I'm ready for the wedding, it's gonna last 45 minutes. The … Continue reading RaShan’s Truth About Marriage

The Goal of Dating

But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: it is good for them if they remain even as I am; but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion. (1 Corinthians 7:8-9 NKJV) "Good men are hard to find." "I need to … Continue reading The Goal of Dating

Staying Connected

Tell me, O you whom I love, Where you feed your flock, Where you make it rest at noon. For why should I be as one who veils herself By the flocks of your companions? (Song of Solomon 1:7 NKJV) Song of Solomon is a love poem that speaks about the intimate relationship between a … Continue reading Staying Connected

Forgiven Much

Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.” (Luke 7:47 NKJV) I've made plenty of mistakes in my life that required my wife and children to forgive me. Here's a truth I've learned as they've forgiven me … Continue reading Forgiven Much

Improving Communication

“Now when he was forty years old, it came into his heart to visit his brethren, the children of Israel. And seeing one of them suffer wrong, he defended and avenged him who was oppressed, and struck down the Egyptian. For he supposed that his brethren would have understood that God would deliver them by … Continue reading Improving Communication