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God chooses what we go through. We choose how we go through it.

Archive for the month “February, 2016”

You Can Make It As a Stepfamily

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God at Your Sides…

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Judge Me as a Father

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God at Your Sides

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Do not be yoked with unbelievers

For some, it’s an unpopular passage of Scripture. We find it in 2 Corinthians 6:14-16, and it reads: “Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?”

Those may be tough words to swallow, but God included them in His Word for a purpose.  “How can you be intimately, psychologically, spiritually, physically involved with a man or woman who does not say ‘Jesus is Lord,’ a man or woman who doesn’t love your Savior?”

Marriage is a union between a man and woman at every level of life. To not have the most fundamental thing in common will sooner or later become apparent, especially after children arrive.

At many a wedding I have attended I have witnessed where either the Groom or the Bride is a Christian (Believer & Follower of Jesus Christ) and the other is not a Christian. The Believer will always tell you that they can change the nonbeliever into a believer. But this rarely happens. What almost always happens is that the non-believer wins out. The newly married couple will rarely, if ever, attend church, rarely, if ever, pray together, rarely, if ever, read the Bible together, and rarely, if ever attend Christian events together. This is just the way it turns out.

When we ignore or do not follow God’s word we are asking for things to happen to us that God does not want in our lives. There are consequences to not following God’s word and teachings. God knows what is best for us. Especially in our choosing of a lifelong marriage mate.

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This week is National Marriage Week

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Your Children’s Other Parent…

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Who will you be in 5 years?

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Significant Transitions

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Marriage & My Kids

Please know that dating and marriage when kids are present is a gain for the parents but initially a loss for the kids (until family bonding takes place—which can take years—and then becomes a gain for the kids, too). Ron Deal

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