a word from the pastor

Forgiving Your Wife

I tell couples in pre-marital counseling that one of the keys to successful marriage is maintaining a forgiving spirit. Nobody’s perfect, and sadly, we often hurt the person we love the most. It may not be intentional, but it is inevitable when two people live together. While I recently wrote...
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Four Surefire Ways Husbands Fail at Marriage

I have had the unfortunate experience of seeing too many marriages fail miserably and irreparably. It’s very sad to see husband-and-wife relationships begin with so much happiness and promise yet end in bitterness and resentment. There’s one case in particular that I remember very well. A long...
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Honoring Your Wife

Likewise, husbands, live with your wives in an understanding way, showing honor to the woman as the weaker vessel, since they are heirs with you of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. 1 Peter 3:7 Marriage is a learning experience where you discover things about your sp...
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The Battle for Biblical Manhood

Psychotherapy is huge business in the United States with estimates as high as 50 million Americans receiving some form of mental health treatment. That statistic should produce great concern among Christians considering the American Psychological Association’s (APA) recent guidelines for how psyc...
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“I’m Not a Fixer-Upper!”

“Why are women so determined to fix a guy when they start dating someone?” This was the question an unnamed male wrote to Allana Pratt, “intimacy expert” for The Good Men Project website. He went on to defensively declare that he was “content with who I am” and not a “fixer-upper.” Such an attitu...
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Impressions and the Will of God – Part 2

When faced with a difficult decision, it is often difficult to know what the Lord would have you do. As I pointed out in my last post, you cannot be guided by impressions alone. Remember, the impressions we experience may be prompted by our own deceitful flesh, they may be influenced by evil spir...
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Why Falling in Love Is a Myth

One of the lies spawned by the present culture is that people can fall in love—or that “love at first sight” actually happens. People don’t “fall” in love with others as if they couldn’t help it. A person may be attracted to someone by sight, but “what’s love got to do with it?” Nothing. There ar...
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Trust Your Feelings?

“Summer Community” at Faith Family Church is on Wednesday nights from July through August. We meet for a meal together at 5:30 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m., kids and youth go to their respective programs while the adults meet for Bible study. (Consider this your invitation to join us!) For the Bible stu...
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Three Goals for Every Husband (Part 3 of 3)

The third trap every husband needs to avoid is the trap of marital indifference. The third trap every husband needs to avoid is the trap of marital indifference. This happens when you lose interest, become complacent, or worse, apathetic about your marriage and no longer make any effort to kee...
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Three Goals for Every Husband (Part 1 of 3)

All my years of pastoral counseling has confirmed that there are three great traps that must be avoided in every marriage... All my years of pastoral counseling has confirmed that there are three great traps that must be avoided in every marriage: Infidelity, Insolvency, Indifference And i...
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