Remember, neither your child nor your husband (or wife) should be who you worship, but instead who you worship with.” (Real Marriage: The Truth about Sex, Friendship & Life Together) 12. “Stop looking for the path of least resistance and start running down the path of greatest glory to God and good to others, because that's what Jesus, the Real Man, did.” (Real Marriage: The Truth about Sex, Friendship & Life Together) 9. “You have been told that God is a loving, gracious, merciful, kind, compassionate, wonderful, and good sky fairy who runs a day care in the sky and has a bucket of suckers for everyone because we’re all good people. God looks down and says ‘I hate you, you are my enemy, and I will crush you,’ and we say that is deserved, right and just, and then God says ‘Because of Jesus I will love you and forgive you.’ This is a miracle.”“The Truth" Matthew -16 “You are the light of the world. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.3.
This is one of the great devastating effects of pornography: you lust after people and compare your spouse to them. “So I decided to start a church, for three reasons.
Also a solid series and a great overview (and very practical) on love, romance, dating, sex, marriage, and family: “The Mingling of Souls” by Matt Chandler.
It’s 2 hours long, but the second hour is live Q/A from the audience.
However, you need to listen to the first hour in order to understand the answers given in the second hour. Below are his notes: Religion Saves and Nine Other Misconceptions — great chapter on dating.
And then the flip side for a lot of young adults, I think it really comes out of an identity crisis. The next book I’m working on is, , based out of Ephesians.
– short book with good insight, perspective, and practical advice on navigating singleness and relationships Advice for Young Men by John Harris — a brief article that’s challenging and inspiring. “The New Rules for Sex, Love, and Dating” by Andy Stanley – solid series that’s perceptive, profound, and practical.
Service is done knowing that God is watching and approving whether or not anyone else is.
Performance causes us to be enslaved to others’ opinions, unable to say no, and prone to being overworked.
Michael Smalley reveals what you must do before you get married and what you should do to stay healthy while you're married.
If you're dating someone who exhibits one of these behaviors, then it's time to let them go.
Tackling topics from depression and pride, to online dating and hearing the voice of God, this devoted husband and loving dad is one of the most watched and listened to pastors in the world.
With more than 10 million downloads a year, many are hungry for his teachings, which come directly from the Bible, and his sermons regularly rank #1 on i Tunes for Religion & Spirituality. Also when you read a lot of older literature they talk about melancholy as their word for depression.
There was no topic off limits as Risen Magazine: You’ve talked about stints of depression, especially early in your ministry and I think many struggle with the same stronghold, or an addiction of some sort, or feelings of insecurity…How did you work through it and is it something you think someone can ever fully recover from? As you read the Psalms categorically, the number one category of [the book of] Psalms is lament; people who were depressed and praying it out or singing it out.