7 Ways to Prepare for Marriage While You’re Still Single (Again)

There is no better time than while you're single to prepare for an amazing, God-honoring marriage. Here are 7 great things you can do while you're still single (or while you're single again) to prepare for a successful marriage:1. Address your unresolved childhood issues. You’ve got to take care of the baggage that you’re carrying from childhood. When I do premarital counseling, this is the first topic we always talk about. Your unresolved childhood issues can absolutely sink a mar … [Read more...]

Five for Friday (8.8.14)

  Here are a few articles to keep you learning through the weekend:8 Ways the Enemy Attacks Church - true words of wisdom from Thom Rainer.Learning From Young Atheists: What Turned Them Off Christianity - great perspective!Marco Rubio: Intolerance in the Name of Tolerance is Hypocrisy - grateful for a politician to stand up and say this.Don't Overthink It: The Power of an Invitation - if we truly 'got' this truth, our churches would never be the same!The … [Read more...]

Valentine's Post to All the Single Ladies Out There (repost)

Being a youth pastor for ten years, I’ve got a lot of “daughters” that I view as practically my own. Some are married but many are still single. As a protective dad, here are seven things I wish I could say to all of them (inspired by Perry Noble and his blogs on the same subject):1. You’re a princess. I don’t mean this in the spoiled-rotten, get-whatever-I-want sense, but in the sense that God sent Jesus to die for you. As a follower of Christ, you’re now a daughter of the King. You’re a pri … [Read more...]

To All the Single Ladies Out There

Being a youth pastor for ten years, I've got a lot of "daughters" that I view as practically my own. Some are married but many are still single. As a protective dad, here are seven things I wish I could say to all of them (inspired by Perry Noble and his blogs on the same subject):1. You're a princess. I don't mean this in the spoiled-rotten, get-whatever-I-want sense, but in the sense that God sent Jesus to die for you. As a follower of Christ, you're now a daughter of the King. You're a … [Read more...]

Five for Friday

Thanks again for another week of blogging. I hope you have as much fun reading this stuff and I have fun writing it all. Here are some links to some great articles much better written than my own.Special Team - Read an inspirational story by Rick Reilly about a group of high school football players treating a special needs student like Jesus would.Fourteen Really Bad Predictions - How is the election going to turn out? No one knows. Think you have a prediction? Read these other … [Read more...]

Why Do People Get Married Anymore? (Part 2)

In last week’s blog, we talked about five different reasons people got married in the past:ProtectionProcreationCompanionshipTraditionEconomic advantageWith advancements in society and culture, many of those reasons aren’t as necessary anymore. So, has society progressed beyond marriage? With the alarmingly high rate of divorce today, is this a sign that we no longer need marriage? As a twelve-year-old asked her divorced mother, “Why do people get married anymore?”The sho … [Read more...]


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