Family Life

Three Questions to Help You Reconnect With Your Spouse

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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. At the same time, I was reading a blog about how to energize your relationships.  Here are three questions that can add value, vitality, and vibrance, to any relationship.  The article suggested that these questions could be asked at the beginning of every week.  If you are not able…

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Pastor, Love Your Wife

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By Dave Furman Walking the Talk One might think it would be easy for a pastor to love his wife. A pastor preaches on marriage often enough to know how a husband should love his wife, right? Ignorance is certainly not an option. We also see pastors exhorting couples during wedding ceremonies on how to have a healthy marriage. In fact, this afternoon I am writing these words while still wearing my suit and tie from a wedding ceremony I…

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How to Affair-Proof Your Pastor

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By Jared C. Wilson First, let me get the obvious out of the way. Apologies for the “clickbait” title, but there’s no real sure-fire way to affair-proof your pastor. A man set on sin will have his way no matter how watchful and loving his support system. To put it another way, and to be even clearer, when a pastor commits adultery, he is at fault. It’s not his wife’s fault, not his congregation’s fault, not “the culture”‘s fault. It’s…

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Pastor’s Kids, If I Knew Then What I Know Now…

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By Barnabas Piper I wouldn’t worry so much about what other people think. People’s opinions are only that—opinions. They shouldn’t dictate what I do or don’t do, especially when it comes to my lifestyle. I still struggle with this as a grown man with my own family. Once upon a time it was what kind of music I listened to or what words I used. Now it’s more like how I spend my money or raise my kids. I’ve only been…

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4 Guaranteed Ways to Improve Your Communication

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“What we have here is a failure to communicate!” You might remember this famous line from the Paul Newman movie, Cool Hand Luke One of the more serious problems we face in pastoral ministry is the breakdown of communication. It can happen in a congregation, a small group, a business meeting, and in staff meetings. Yes, communication breakdowns can even bleed over into family relationships, husbands and wives, parents and children. Here four guaranteed ways to improve your communication with…

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