4 Things That Will Wreck Your Marriage If You're Not Careful

No one intentionally sets out to wreck a marriage. Everyone wants your marriage to work, at least at first. That’s why weddings are beautiful and divorce proceedings aren’t. When counseling couples about to get married, I share with them four things that can wreck their marriage if they’re not careful.   1. Family of Origin – How you [Read More…]

What Russell Brand Got Right About Porn

A fan of popular culture will recognize the name Russell Brand, British comedian, one-time husband of singer Katy Perry, infamous partier and admitted porn addict. His life plays out like a frat party gone off the rails. And yet last week he came out with an incredibly coherent, detailed, and researched based rant against the [Read More…]

Having the Awkward 'Sex Talk' With Your Church

In our Married People series, I recently talked about what married people do. Thankfully I embrace awkwardness, so it didn’t phase me! Here’s the video: [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 [Read More…]

Five for Friday (5.9.14)

Enjoy your Friday! Sex, Millenials, and the Church: Five Implications – Good insight into the next generation by Thom Rainer. Leadership Lessons from Marvel – For all the comic book fans out there. 8 Things Healthy Couples Don’t Do – Must read for every married couple! The Subversion of the Southern Church in the Civil [Read More…]

11 Reasons Why Marriage is Worth It

A few days ago my local newspaper listed the names of those getting married and those getting divorced. Want to guess the score? 18 marriages, 38 divorces. Too many marriages are ending in divorce. The past two posts I talked about why marriages fail and how to improve your marriage. Today I’m giving you eleven [Read More…]

11 Ways to Make Your Marriage Awesome

On Monday I started a series of posts on marriage in honor of my eleven year marriage anniversary. Today is part two, on 11 Ways to Make Your Marriage Awesome. In no way do I claim that this list is exhaustive or comprehensive. These are simply eleven things you can do to improve your marriage. [Read More…]

7 Things I Wish I Could Tell Every High Schooler

I recently had the privilege of speaking to our teenagers at Mt Vernon Church. In that talk I shared “7 Things I Wish I Could Tell Every High Schooler.” Here are the seven things: 1. Once you graduate from high school, you’ll be amazed at how little you care about those high school friends you [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 [Read More…]

Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, & Life Together by Mark and Grace Driscoll

Do you ever wish a pastor would shoot straight about sex? Not the pie-in-the-sky sexual idealism that preachers rant about and many people break by the time they graduate high school. I’m talking real truth about the sexual messes that too many people find themselves in. If so, then this book is for you. Real [Read More…]