Personal Life

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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Twenty Amazing Truths for the New Year

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On January 1, every year, I set goals in eight areas of my life. This is not a blog about goal setting. It is about finding our value in what God has declared about us in Christ and not in our goals or potential achievements. Our true value comes from what our Creator and Redeemer says about us and not the number of goals we set/reach, achievements, awards, positions, possessions, or promotions. For years, I have wrongly seen my value…

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Start a New Year With a Blank Page

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By Ron Edmondson One of my life goals has been to get to a blank piece of paper stage in my walk with God. Ultimately, I want to present God with a blank piece of paper so He can plan my life. It started like this. Years ago I was explaining to a friend I was at one of those “trying to discover God’s will” points in my life. (I have been there many times before and will be again.)…

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Four Purposes for Your Difficult Days

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James 1:2-5 – Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. I know a number of people who are going through really difficult times right now. Some are…

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