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Omniscient, Eternal, and Omnipotent

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, says the Lord, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty. (Revelation 1 v 8) Life can be difficult, and marriage may be the greatest challenge you ever faced. But before you’re tempted to think you’re in it alone, […]

GOD GAVE ME YOU

Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent; and he took Rebecca and she became his wife, and he loved her. (Genesis 24 v 67) The Lord works in mysterious ways, and the story of how you met may reflect the mystery of His working in your lives. As you think back on your […]

NOW THAT IS GOOD

Then God saw everything that he had made, and indeed it was very good. (Genesis 1 vs 31) Have you ever been involved in a project that you were passionate about?  You spent countless hours on the project and upon completion, you admired it and exclaimed, “this is very good”. God gave us the ability to […]

Expressing Love

We know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our heart with love. (Romans 5 vs 5) How can we love a spouse who is difficult to love? Through counselling, I have met many individuals who live in unbelievably difficult marriages. Without exception, the root problem of […]

Learning to love like God loves

May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ (2Tessalonians 3 vs 5) One husband said to his wife, “You know I love you. Why do I have to keep saying it?” another said, “I gave you a gift […]

Studying Your Spouse

The husband should fulfill his wife’s sexual needs, and the wife should fulfill her husband’s needs. (1 Corinthians 7 vs 3) We must understand male-female differences if we are going to discover God’s ideal for sexual intimacy. The husband’s emphasis is most often on the physical aspect: the seeing, the touching, the feeling. The wife, […]

Monthly Town Hall Meeting

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Languages of Apology

“O Lord”, I prayed, “have mercy on me. Heal me, for I have sinned against you.”  (Psalm 41 v 4) Apology language #1 is expressing regret. Examples are “I’m sorry” or “I feel badly about what I did.” Apology language #2 is accepting responsibility. “I was wrong” or “It was my fault.” Apology language #3 is making restitution. “What […]

Communicating Sincerity

You were cleansed from your sins when you obeyed the truth, so now, you must show sincere love to each other as brothers and sisters. Love each other deeply with all your heart. 1 Peter 1:22 Have you ever questioned the sincerity of someone’s apology? It’s probably because the person did not speak your apology […]

DISCOVERING LOVE LANGUAGES THROUGH HURTS

Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful ways in me and lead me in the everlasting way. (Psalm 139 vs 23-24) What does your spouse do or say that hurts you most deeply? That is probably a clue to your […]