Genuine Friendship

Genuine friendship is uncommon.   A genuine friend is in your corner when you’re cornered. A real friend sees you through when everybody else sees you’re through. A real friend walks in when everybody else walks out. “A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” (Proverbs 17:17) “A man of many […]

The Gift of Listening in Marriage

When you read the word “listening,” what images come to mind?  When you read the word “hearing,” what images come to mind?  Are there differences between the two? Hearing is basically to gain content or information for your own purposes.  Listening has a different connotation.  Listening is caring for or being empathetic toward the person […]

Peace Through Hard Conversations

This weekend we continued in our series through the Beatitudes found in Matthew 5.  One of the verses we explored was Matthew 5:9, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”  My wife and I were talking about this verse Saturday evening.  One of the questions or challenges we shared together […]

How to Help Hurting People

The past few weeks throughout our church and community, many people are hurting.  Throughout my short time in ministry, I have had the humble opportunity to walk beside people and families in difficult situations and seasons.  Knowing what to say or do is not always easy, trust me, I have made my share of mistakes.  […]

A Peaceful Marriage

Several years ago, Gary Thomas wrote Sacred Marriage: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy? It’s an interesting but for the most part foreign concept in our culture. Whether you are a family of faith who follows Christ or not, conflict in marriage can be exhausting. That’s […]