Dating

8-Principles for Dating on Purpose.

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In my last post, I explored the 3-seasons of love that proceed marriage. If you find yourself in the season of looking (meaning you have prepared yourself and are ready for marriage), here are 8-principles for looking well: 1. Look past their charm and see their character. Proverbs says, “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is […]

Dating

Are You Ready to Start Dating?

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As a culture, we often view dating as an end to itself, rather than the process by which we find a husband or wife. Because of this, the “who is your girlfriend” question usually begins in preschool, and only increases through grade school, middle school, and high school. By the time a young person is […]

Marriage

How to Kid Proof Your Marriage

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To have a thriving marriage in the middle of diapers and soccer games, you have to know the difference between marriage and parenting. Parenting is different from marriage because parenting is about “leaving” and marriage is about “holding fast” forever (Genesis 2:24). So you parent expecting your kids to one day leave, while you marry […]

Marriage

Nudity is Natural, But Not in Playboy.

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Yesterday, Playboy announced it would once again feature nudity in its magazine, claiming “nudity is natural”. Of course, selling nudity built their very expensive playboy mansion, for the very reason public nudity isn’t natural, but rather clothes are. But now let’s ask the question, “Is nudity natural?” From a Biblical worldview, the answer is both […]

Marriage

Take Back the Table.

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It’s hard to remember when exactly cell phones took over the world, but they clearly have. If you don’t believe me, just walk into a restaurant and look around. You will see people sitting together yet dinning alone; consumed with a 6-inch screen, scrolling, scrolling, scrolling.  I have a strong conviction about tables. Tables are […]

Marriage

Marriage requires weeding.

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I’m no gardener, but I have gardened once or twice. Gardening is extremely rewarding because you get to enjoy first hand the fruits of your labor, but gardening is just that; labor. In order to have a fruitful garden you must do two things: plant seeds and pull weeds. If you want a fruitful marriage, […]

Marriage

9 Foxes Your Wife Wants You To Kill.

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“Catch the foxes for us, the little foxes that spoil the vineyard, for they are in full blossom.” (Song of Solomon 2:15) “Foxes” were little pest in the ancient world that spoiled vineyards by eating all the grapes. These foxes were small and hard to catch, yet if ignored they would kill the vineyard. In […]