Proverbs 31:10 (ESV) says, “An excellent (or a virtuous) wife who can find? She is far more precious than jewels.” This word virtuous comes from the Hebrew word chayil, which means strength or power. However, it is not referring to physical strength, or to a woman who is very strong-willed. No, the writer here is describing to us a woman who is of strong character, morals, and values. A woman of strong principles, who lives in modesty, and with dignity. A woman who exhibits a strong mentality.
Notice that the verse asks who can find this woman? Do you know what that says to me? Gentlemen, if we want to find a woman like the one being described in this passage, we can’t do it within
Basic Building Blocks
1. God First
2. Our Family Really Matters
3. First Time Obedience
4. Engage – Be Present
1. On the Job Training
2. The Power and Principle of 10
So often parents ask this question, “Is it quality or quantity?” The answer is both! 3. Teachable Moments
We can give our children the tools they need for the BIG MOMENTS in life by walking thru and engaging in the disappointing moments of life.
Tools for disappointment
1. Show them you care about their disappointment
2. It’s okay not to have all the answers
3. Turn the corner
4. Pray for them
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I have found that when it comes to relationships, and how they look and function in the church world today, they often look just like the outside world’s model. Many times Christian couples are engaging in relationships that are no different from the world. Why?
It could stem from some people’s beliefs that the Bible is “old fashioned,” and that it doesn’t really have anything relevant to say about relationships in the 21st century. Whatever the case may be, I believe that the structure of dating relationships within the church today need to change.
Here are 4 Common Mistakes that Christian couples need to avoid
In 1993 a musician by the name of Haddaway released his greatest hit song known as, “What is love?” Every time I hear this song, I think about Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell performing their Night at the Roxbury skit on SNL. As much as I laugh at this, I can’t help but think about the question being asked in this song.
Where do we get our definition of what it truly means to love? Out of these three: Hollywood, parents, and the Church, which one would you say has influenced you the most in helping you form your definition of what love is? If we were all honest,
In 2006 Phil Michelson approached the 18th tee at the US Open championship. All he had to do was drive it straight, be safe and he would win the prize. Maybe explain what he did? Phil Mickelson changed the course of golf history.
Truth – We just can’t afford to do stupid things.
If we are going to win, we can’t do stupid things. And, we especially can’t do stupid things toward the end of the race because we may not have enough time to recover. Samson did, we may not. Phil Mickelson said he is such an idiot. And every time I hear him say those words what I hear him say is “what I did was so stupid.” Those last words on the commentary of the history of his life, Phil Mickelson’s mistake changed the course of golf history. Don’t do something stupid at the end of your race that will change your history that is going to be told.
Truth – Everything that matters is riding on our winning.
Not just our running, our winning. I have had a tie
All marriages have something in common – they all have to deal with money. And unfortunately, over 50% of divorces are primarily over financial disputes.
Joey and I have been married almost 11 years, and to this day, the biggest blow-out fights we have had have been over money issues. Joey is what Dave Ramsey would call a “budget nerd.” He crunches numbers and plays with spreadsheets in Excel like a teenager on Xbox. I, on the other hand, am what Dave Ramsey calls
This Podcast Episode Brenda Worley talks about a fun subject that many of you parents will identify with.
Here are the three main points:
-Threatening and Repeating
-Negotiating in Conflict
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The helicopter has officially landed. The one thing about having an empty nest is you have plenty of time to look back and see all the things you do right as a parent and all the areas you messed up.
Much to my dismay, I became acutely aware that I too have been guilty of being a helicopter parent. A helicopter parent is one that hovers just above their child. Their children are never far from them, they make sure they are close just in case their child becomes unhappy or uncomfortable or needs to be protected.
Helicopter parents are well intentioned but can be very annoying and detrimental to children. Ouch!
As a children’s minister I have often
I have three guaranteed ways to damage your teenager. Allow duplicity, disengagement and divorce to have a place in your family and therefore your child’s life.
Nobody (in their right mind) sets out to intentionally damage the very souls that God entrusted to them to help mold, shape, and nurture. It’s not like someone wakes up one day and says, “Hey, I think I will make a few decisions that I know will damage my teenage son or daughter.”
Our decisions, good or bad, DO directly affect the ones that we have brought into this world. This should compel us to live our lives wisely and completely reliant upon the Lord for help.
The “Do as I say not as I do” approach to parenting
Terry Taylor joins us for this episode and shares how you can deal with life’s highs and lows.
He references a few stories and if you would like to read a little further this is where they can be found.
1 Samuel 13-18
2 Samuel 11, 24
If you have any further questions or comments that you would like to ask Terry about this all you have to do is click the ‘@’ sign below and you can send him an email. He is also on twitter and facebook.
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