HOW I DO PREMARITAL COUNSELING

My most successful premarital counseling experience is what some might consider a failure. This is because, the day before the wedding, the couple I counseled decided not to marry. It was a very emotional decision for both individuals, one that did not come lightly. I consider it a success though, because the break up happened prior […]

HOW YOUR MARRIAGE CAN TEACH PEOPLE ABOUT EASTER

You likely know the story: God caused a “deep sleep” to fall on Adam and then took one of his ribs and fashioned Eve out of it (Genesis 2:21-22). There is an incredible typology embedded into this event about the true message of Easter.  The sleep in which Adam enters is well described as a […]

A SOUTHERN BAPTIST PASTOR INTERVIEWS A HOMOSEXUAL

It was in sixth grade that I met Matt. He had moved to my hometown of Mabank, Texas from Colorado Springs. We met in band and became friends. We weren’t the best of friends, but we were more than acquaintances. Although we now live on opposite sides of the nation, through the magic of social […]

FATHERHOOD AND THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES OF PARENTING

My wife and I announced this past Sunday that we are “adding one to the team!” The thought of becoming a dad is a very scary, yet exciting emotion. Scary because it’s something I’ve never done, but exciting because I consider it a gift from God. I am eager to teach my son or daughter […]

HATING PEOPLE WHO HATE PEOPLE, WHEN THEY REALLY DON’T HATE PEOPLE AT ALL

The other day a song came on the radio that I later discovered is named, “Same Love.” I was mesmerized by the opening line because the musician, Macklemore, raps, “When I was in the third grade I thought I was gay, ’cause I could draw, my uncle was, and I kept my room straight.“ I intentionally […]

THE MEANING OF EQUALITY

A homosexual should have the right to get married . . . (Keep reading) . . . so long as he understands that marriage is between one man and one woman and that to enjoy that right he must submit himself to that traditional understanding of the institution. Therefore, it’s not even necessarily that a […]

MARITAL ROLES: CONCLUSION

For the past few weeks I have been sharing the chapters to a new booklet I have developed entitled, “Marital Roles: God’s Testimony in Marriage.” The booklet unpacks Genesis 2:18-25 and Ephesians 5:22-33 to reveal three truths about marriage. These truths are: (1) Wives should live for their husbands; (2) Husbands should die for their […]

MARITAL ROLES: MARRIAGE SHOULD LAST A LIFETIME

For the past few weeks I have been sharing the chapters to a new booklet I have completed on marriage. The booklet is entitled, “Marital Roles: God’s Testimony in Marriage.” It unpacks Genesis 2:18-25 and Ephesians 5:22-33 to reveal God’s design for marriage. This design is summarized in three points, which make up the chapters […]

MARITAL ROLES: HUSBANDS SHOULD DIE FOR THEIR WIVES

For the past couple of weeks I have been sharing the chapters to a booklet I have been developing on marriage. The booklet is entitled, “Marital Roles: God’s Testimony in Marriage.” The booklet is essentially an exposition of Paul’s instructions to husbands and wives in Ephesians 5, which reveals that marriage is designed to portray […]

MARITAL ROLES: WIVES SHOULD LIVE FOR THEIR HUSBANDS

Last week I shared the introduction to a booklet I am preparing for pre and post marital counseling. Today I want to share chapter one which is entitled, “Wives Should Live for Their Husbands.” My tenure in the ministry has revealed that the family is under attack. It seems that I receive a call or […]

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