I have often wondered, “What does a wife really need in a husband?” She may have money, children, clothes, and a home…and yet still feel a deep need. Husbands, I think I can help you with one word: “strength.” Adam and Eve were created equal, co-regents over creation. After Eve sinned, God said to her, … Continue reading A Wife Wants a Husband to be Strong for Her
As a husband of 42 years, let me give you my thoughts on why this is and how to repair that tension! 1. Don’t wait until he is “spiritual enough” to respect him. Peter wrote to first-century Christian wives that “even if your husband does not obey the word they may be won without a word … Continue reading Why Your Husband’s Greatest Need is to be Respected
I treasure this quotation from Dr. Charles Swindoll, the renowned pastor, writer and president of Dallas Theological Seminary: “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than wealth, than circumstances, than failures, … Continue reading REFLECTIONS
Next, this woman decided the church really needed some buses to pick up children for Sunday school – and she wasn’t going to just wish for it to happen. So, she herded her kids together, hobbled to the car with them and drove off to a local commercial transportation company. The company owner looked out … Continue reading Choice #7: Choose to make every person I meet and every place I go better because of Christ in me – Part 2
Joseph renewed his promise to provide for his brothers and their children. The Bible says he comforted and spoke kindly to them. I like to imagine a big group hug took place -- all of Jacob’s sons truly together, at last. While Joseph had let go of his resentment and completely forgiven his brothers, they … Continue reading The Other Side of Resentment: Forgiven, but Can You Forgive Yourself?
Joseph finally had arrived in life. At least, that is how most of us would feel after having literally risen from pits of dirt and despair, shed real chains (as well as spiritual ones), and miraculously leaped the crater between slave and prince. Day by day, Joseph oversaw the distribution of the food stores to … Continue reading Beating Resentment: Choosing God’s Way at Life’s Crossroads
Rose Kennedy, who endured the loss of three sons – Joe, shot down during World War II; then John, assassinated in Dallas when he was president; and finally, Robert, murdered as he campaigned for the White House – put it this way: “It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The … Continue reading It Takes More than Time to Heal Wounds of Resentment