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...]

Family Discipleship Mini-Cast 5: What Is God’s Design for Marriage?

[display_podcast] God has used my wife and son to reveal things to me that are within me that I didn’t have a clue were there. For instance, I thought I was a gentle and nice person until my son brought out anger issues in me that I wasn’t ever aware of. He was able to get me angrier than anyone else on earth by the time he was just three-years-old! God said, “It’s not your son, Craig… it’s Me. I put him in your life to reveal things to you that I hate. And when these things come to the surface … [Read more...]

Family Discipleship Mini-Cast 4: We Don’t Always See Or Understand God’s Tools

[display_podcast] 1 John 2:5 tells us that:“Whoever keeps his word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in him.” God’s promise here is that whoever desires to do the will of God, God will transform him or her into the image of Himself. It’s a promise! IF we desire to do His will. The word “perfected” used in this verse means to make complete a process of transformation. God uses the differences between husbands and wives, the mistakes that we make, even th … [Read more...]