Marriage and Family: How to Make it Better

I had a conversation with a man in China that shocked me. I told him where I was from, and a little bit about my marriage and family. He asked if my wife was Chinese, and I said no. Then he asked me, “Do you have a girlfriend?”

“A girlfriend?” I asked. “My girlfriend is my wife!”

He laughed, “But why don’t you play with a nice young Chinese girl?”

It shouldn’t have shocked me, knowing that this culture thinks it is normal to play around. But it did bother me because I knew that he had his own family and they were very sweet. I hated to think about how they may have suffered from his ‘playful ways.’ He, like many others in this world, lost sight of the importance of the family.

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Help My Unbelief!

Help My Unbelief You had faith. You held the promises. And yet you failed to receive the miracle. What went wrong? Do you just chalk it up to “God works in mysterious ways”? You shouldn’t. His ways have been revealed to us through His Word. Someone will point out that His ways are higher than ours, but when the Bible […] Continue reading →

Are You Offended?

offended “Did you hear what he said?  He should be fired!” These days, one slip of the tongue is all it takes to set others in a rage. It’s become almost trendy to be offended. What’s worse is that it’s often about the wrong things. It’s proper to be offended by evil and immorality, but many […] Continue reading →

You Have Problems, BUT…

problems You have problems. I have problems. It’s just the way life is. With Jesus, however, there are reasons to rejoice. You have problems, but you have a good God. God is not the one sending misery and sadness into your life. God’s not putting crosses on you, requiring any extra payment for sin. Jesus has […] Continue reading →

Don’t Know What to Do?

don't know what to do Are you up against a wall?  Nowhere to turn? At your wits end?  It’s comforting to remember that God is not intimidated by the “impossible.” God brought water out of a rock (Exodus 17:6). He can bring life and refreshment out of your hard situation. He’s a redeemer, and He loves you. Your situation may […] Continue reading →

A Cure for Depression

cure for depression You don’t have to be depressed.  There are many different reasons for depression, but in spite of those it’s still possible to find victory. The cure for depression is not far off. You can’t turn off the world. Your situation may seem hopeless or unbearable. But you can choose what you’re going to focus on. […] Continue reading →

A Vision for Missions

a vision for missions “The reason some folks don’t believe in missions is because the brand of faith they own isn’t worth propagating.” I don’t know who said this, but it’s true. Missions is about being so on fire for the Lord that you want to spread the flames! There are many in the church who just aren’t that excited. […] Continue reading →