Family Discipleship Mini-Cast 11: Love is Patient… are YOU?

[display_podcast] The opposite of long-suffering is impatience. The opposite of love is hate. There’s no gray area. Too many people think that there is a “fluffy” area existing somewhere between love and hate. But this area doesn’t exist. It’s one or the other. And, if you do something opposite of how God’s Word describes love… then what you do is hate. The only other way to describe this is sin. So, when you act contrary to the way the Bible describes love, you are hating your spouse. You ar … [Read more...]

Family Discipleship Mini-Cast 10: You Can’t Love Your Spouse On Your Own

[display_podcast] Colossians 3:14 tells us,“But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.”So, loving your spouse is a daily (sometimes minute-by-minute) choice, not a feeling. There have been many, many times when I didn’t “feel” like loving my wife. And I’m certain there have been times when the feeling was mutual. There were many times when we allowed our flesh to come out and we just said and did whatever came to mind. But, praise God, I am not the man toda … [Read more...]

Family Discipleship Mini-Cast 9: When Loving Your Spouse Is Harder Than It Seems…

[display_podcast] There are four basic things that motivate us as human beings, the first and most powerful is LOVE. Number two is physical needs: food, water, shelter, clothing and things of that nature. The third is physical pleasure including possessions and other things that we desire. Fourth is pain, fear or harshness. Anger, meanness and unkindness also fall into this category of motivating factors.Now, as husbands and wives, as we are trying to get our spouse to change in some … [Read more...]

Family Discipleship Mini-Cast 8: God is WAITING To Bless Your Marriage!

[display_podcast] Your daily priorities:         God          Spouse          Children          Work          Church          Leisure Time & FellowshipAll these need to be put in proper order. 1 Timothy 3:1-13 gives us a great description of this:If anyone wants to provide leadership in the church, good! But there are preconditions: A leader must be well-thought-of, committed to his wife, cool and collected, accessible, and hospitable. He must know what he’s talking … [Read more...]

Family Discipleship Mini-Cast 7: When It Comes to Marriage, There Is NOTHING More Important Than Him

[display_podcast] Matthew 6:33 tells us“Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,And all these things shall be added unto you.” Think about that. “ALL THESE THINGS”. It doesn’t matter which language you study: Hebrew, Greek, English, Spanish… “all” means “all”. Jesus tells us in this verse that we don’t need to worry. We don’t need to stress out about food, drink, or clothing because God promises to take care of us. All we need to do is seek Him – or put Him first – in all th … [Read more...]

Family Discipleship Mini-Cast 6: We CANNOT Love Our Spouse On Our Own

[display_podcast] The Bible is very clear on what God’s expectations are for us as husbands and wives (His design for marriage):Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her (Ephesians 5:25) Do not let your adornment be merely outward-- arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel--rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God. … [Read more...]