Family Life

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How to Energize Your Relationship

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I recently read a book by Wayne Cordeiro, titled, “Leading on Empty”. In the book he makes the following statement, “Healthy marriages require intentionality and planned investment.” I couldn’t agree more. The stresses and demands of ministry will drain the life and energy right out of you. If you are not careful and intentional, you will find that at the end of the day you have nothing left for your spouse. My wife (Kaye) and I determined to set aside…

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Eight Ways for Pastors to Affair-Proof their Marriages

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By Thom Rainer In my post this past Saturday, I looked at different ways the Enemy attacks the family of a pastor. Among those ways was pastors who have affairs. Too many families of pastors are torn apart because of these affairs. And too many churches are left reeling with the consequences in their own congregations. What can a pastor do to affair-proof his marriage? I’ve had the opportunity to talk with a number of pastors whose marriages seem to be…

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Did You Miss the New Thing?

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Volumes have been written about forgiveness. As pastors, we regularly rotate messages on forgiveness in our yearly sermon plans. I’m certain I won’t write anything you haven’t read before, or personally shared with others. But before you stop reading this blog, indulge me just a bit. In dealing with HUNDREDS of pastoral families, I find forgiveness is a major challenge for most of us. We preach it, teach it, and insist that it is a vital part of living the…

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Christmas is a Time of Giving

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I think we would all agree that the essence of Christmas is giving. We are celebrating God fulfilling all the prophetic messages of the giving of His Son as the sacrificial Lamb for the sins of humanity. John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For those of us in ministry, that is the biblical message we share every year…

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What About Your Marriage?

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Much has been written about the same-sex marriage decision; I hesitate to jump in but as I have prayerfully contemplated the issue, I have some thoughts; thoughts that I feel I must express. Now I’m sure someone else has written the same thoughts so I won’t claim them as my own, although I haven’t read them exactly like this. I believe the God-given covenant model for marriage is one man and one woman for a lifetime. Most evangelicals I know…

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