Haunting and brilliant and subtle and thrilling: 42 years into a great marriage

- Happy anniversary to us! (Photo by Gayle Akerman) “Come, eat of my bread    and drink of the wine I have mixed. Lay aside immaturity, and live,    and walk in the way of insight.”Proverbs 9:5-6 Today I want to lead with a scripture I first quoted a couple of days ago. I can't get it out of my …

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what does God think about divorce?

This week both the men's groups I meet with are scheduled to read some of Christ's comments regarding divorce (from Matthew 5 and Matthew 19). - Derek Maul Here in the United States and Europe, divorce is a fact of life. Look around, and – typically – half the people you see have been through …

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Be a better man/husband – love like Jesus

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. - Colossians 3:12 We had another productive and provocative discussion this morning in the men’s group I attend. The general topic was giving the gift of “quality time” to our spouse. The guys at church are humble, …

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Jesus is the truth – don’t be distracted by the mess we make of it!

Jesus: "One thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the better part." Luke 10:38-42 I have a lot of thoughts running through my mind today. It's possible that they are random; but more likely they are connected in some way. So I'll unhinge the lid on my head, lean over to the side a little, and kind …

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hey, dads, we’ve got your back

"Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love." - 1 Corinthians 16:13-14 For several years - other than authoring books - my most consistent writing gig has been for AllProDad.com, an on-line venue offering support, encouragement, resources, real-life connections, hands-on advice, inspiration, and a sense of "We've got …

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