How Wives Can Show RESPECT To Their Husbands

Yesterday I shared how husbands can show love to their wives. Today is the second part from the book Love and Respect, on how wives can show respect to their husbands.Conquest – Appreciate his desire to work and achieve. Your husband will feel you appreciate his desire to work and achieve when . . .You tell him verbally or in writing that you value his work efforts.You express your faith in him related to his chosen field.You listen to his work stories as closely as you expect … [Read more...]

How Husbands Can Show LOVE To Their Wives

Ephesians 5:33 says, "However, each one of you [husband] also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.In his book Love and Respect, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs shares practical ways that husbands can show love to their wives. Buy his book for more ideas, but here are the highlights:Closeness. She wants you to be close. Your wife feels close to you when . . .You hold her hand.You hug her.You are affectionate without sexual intentions.You … [Read more...]

37 Reasons My Wife is Amazing

Last week my wife celebrated a birthday. Now I know it's improper to reveal a lady's age, so instead of revealing that let me use "37" words to describe why I love her so much.37 words that describe my wife:loving merciful organized gracious big-hearted compassionate grounded laughter true humble prayer … [Read more...]

11 Reasons Why Marriages Fail

It's marriage week here at MTVPastor. A few days ago my gorgeous wife Robin and I celebrated our 11 year anniversary. In honor of that, I'll be sharing my thoughts on marriage in three different posts. Today I'll share 11 reasons why marriages fail. Wednesday I'll write on 11 ways to strengthen your marriage. Friday I'll finish up with 11 reasons why marriage is worth it.We see marriages around us fail for a multitude of reasons. Underlying the causes of divorce are some common themes. Here … [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

Have a great weekend! Thanks for reading this week. If there are any topics in particular you'd like me to write on in the future, email me at josh@mtvchurch.comWill Someone Please Lead Us? - Frustrated by the political climate in Washington? You're not alone. One Christian leader's angst expressed for all of us.Three Ways to Nourish and Cherish Your Wife - Great advice that CJ Maheny would give you if he were sitting down with you at Starbucks.If You Want to Succeed in Business, … [Read more...]