Cherishing Your Bride The Lord has been challenging me lately to become more intentional in cherishing my wife. It is easy for our wives to feel undervalued because we can so easily take them for granted. Our wives are like beautiful orchids that demand tender care and wise attention. Therefore, we must proactively work to … Continue reading What Does It Look Like to Cherish Your Bride?
“If ‘headship’ means ‘power’ in any sense, then it is power to care not to crush, Power to serve not to dominate, Power to facilitate self-fulfillment not to frustrate or destroy it. And in all this the standard of the husband’s love for his wife is to be the cross of Christ, on which he … Continue reading Husbands, How are you doing as the head of your home?
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There are three important questions that the book of Proverbs addresses on our theme: Whom are you to love? How are you to love her? Why are you to love her? I. Whom are you to love? The Temptation of Loving Strange Women. The writer of the Proverbs emphatically call for men to avoid promiscuity. … Continue reading Loving the Right Woman Well
Desire after forbidden enjoyments naturally springs from dissatisfaction with the blessings in possession. Where contentment is not found at home — drinking out of our own cistern — it will be sought for, however vainly, abroad. Marital love is chief among the earthly goods in mercy granted by God to his fallen and rebellious creatures. … Continue reading God’s Gift of Physical Intimacy in Marriage – Proverbs 5:15-21
I think the ultimate act of kindness from Christ in the gospel narrative is when he prays for those who are his executioners. "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do." In marriage, kindness not only involves a willingness to forgive but also an overall readiness to enhance the life of your spouse because … Continue reading Putting on the Kindness of Christ in Marriage
Most ancient and modern cultures demean and treat women as inferior to men…objects to be used, not people to genuinely love and cherish. Not so with Jesus and not so with the wisdom writer of Proverbs. Jesus treated women with courtesy and honor and allowed women into his most intimate group of followers. In fact, … Continue reading A Wise Woman: A rare find, the fixed center, and focused commitments,
Rolling Stone magazine ranks her atop its list of The Greatest Singers of All Time. As the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin is one of the most honored artists by the Grammy Awards. One of my favorite songs of hers is "Respect." It talks about her desire for a little respect. Not only do husbands … Continue reading RESPECT… just a little bit