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4 Advantages of "Bundling" with Other Christians

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A cord of three strands is not quickly broken. A bundle of sticks is hard to break. There are some advantages to going it alone. But there are also dangers in trying to make it through life all by ourselves. Sometimes when we are trying to make it on our own, it's easy to get broken. It's our choice and if we want, we can decide to go it alone. Or we can decide to "bundle"...

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How to Unpack the Baggage Hurting Your Marriage

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Unresolved issues move a marriage from harmony to hostility and maybe then even to apathy. The worst unresolved issues aren't the ones that are created in our marriage. They were the ones we brought into our marriage from the things we learned in our family. When we got married we weren't a blank slate. We grew up in a family that had certain ways of doing things, and ou...

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7 Rules for a Fair Fight in Marriage

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Even the healthiest marriages have disagreements. We can disagree without being disagreeable. We can argue without assassinating. When we are in a conflict situation, we need to establish ground rules. There are certain verbal phrases that are off limits, no matter how upset and angry we are. Here are 7 rules for a fair fight: 1) Never compare. When we are in the middle ...

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The Meaning of Life

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What is the point of life? What was God's purpose in creating the world? Why did He create you and me? Ephesians 1:4-5 says that you were made to be loved by God. You were created as an object of God's love. God made you just to love you. Ephesians 1:4-5 Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decide...

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Givers vs. Takers: The Surprising Truth about Who Gets Ahead

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There's really only two kinds of people in life. There are givers and there are takers.We have to make a choice. Am I going to be a giver in life? Or am I going to be a taker in life? It's not by accident that the word "miser" and the word "miserable" go together. The more it's all about me, and the more I take, the more unhappy I am. The more I give, the more generous I...

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Why Should I Be Humble?

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We must be humble or we'll stumble.If we're not humble, our relationships will crumble. Humility is the basis and foundation of every great marriage and every great friendship. In humility we don't act like we know it all, and we treat each other with respect. We give each other more honor. Philippians 2:3 "Don't be selfish; don't try to impress others. Be humble, think...

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How to Escape Stress in Your Life

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How do you handle stress in your life? Did you know that God's plans for your life do not include worry or stress? If God loved you enough to die for your sins, don't you think he loves you enough to help you with your finances? Don't you think he loves you enough to help you with your health? With your relationships? With career decisions? With closing a deal? With makin...

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Facing the Future: What NOT to Do

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There are three things God clearly says "don't do" about the future. 1. I Don't PRESUME About Tomorrow! Prov. 27:11 Don't brag about tomorrow, since you don't know what the day will bring. We can't brag about what we're going to do next year, because we don't even know if we're going to have tomorrow. We're only a heartbeat away from eternity. Not only do we not know wha...

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Running With the Giants

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"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us." (Hebrews 12:1) This verse isprecededby theHallofFaithpassagein Hebrews11thatdescribestheOldTestamentGiants. These heroes o...

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5 Exercises for a Happy Heart

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You know the right things that will make you physically healthy. Eat right, exercise, drink water, get rest. We know the right things to do, but do you always do them? Not usually.The apostle Paul gives usfive, simpleexcercises for a happy heart.Butsimpledoesnotalways meaneasy. These excercises may be simple to understand, but they sure are a lot harder to do. 1. I need t...

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