As the wife longs for affection, the husband longs for sexual fulfillment. A wife’s interest in meeting that need makes her irresistible to her husband. If he feels trapped in an unfulfilling marriage relationship, his mind and eyes begin to fantasize about enjoying that elsewhere. Proverbs 5:15-20 speaks of the importance of remaining intoxicated with […]
The tongue is the source of much family tension. Our words can be used to either build up or tear down our families. A husband, wife, or child is usually the sum total of what their family members have said about them through the years. Words spoken in anger always destroy. Controlling the tongue is […]
From earliest memories, the child should respect your authority in the home. The home is not a democracy in the sense that all share equal authority. The parents must be the ones with the most and the ultimate authority in the home. Children should be respected and never mistreated, but they do not wield authority […]
Before Christ’s second coming, there will be a generation of young people who are spiritual Nazarites, separated unto God even in their youth. It is not an easy task to rear children who are dedicated to God. It’s a spiritual task that requires patience, faith, grace, and obedience.
Isolation is a self-focused, reclusive mentality. Overcoming self-centeredness and overcoming isolation are two of the biggest challenges of a single Christian. To be single is to be free to mix, minister, and mentor without restrictions (see I Corinthians 7:29-35). A person who is unmarried should take care not to succumb to loneliness and isolation, because […]
The physical, intellectual, and spiritual are the three areas of the human personality. Whole men are men healed physically, mentally, and spiritually. The paralytic in John 5:1–14 was weak in all three areas: his body was paralyzed, his mind was discouraged, and his spirit was sinful. Healing the hearts, minds, and emotions of men is […]
Each of us has a giver side that is concerned about the happiness of others. Your giver is unselfish, respectful, tenderhearted, and full of blessing. When dating, your giver side makes huge deposits into your partner’s “love bank.” To keep a spouse romantically attracted to you for life, you have to continually fill their love […]