Updates from our family life ministry

Love does not brag

Maybe it’s because of the big promotion we got at work……or perhaps we lost six pounds…or maybe even because, unlike our spouse, we got up early three straight days and spent time with the Lord. Whatever the accomplishment, there is one temptation we all face: bragging. Let’s face it, God knows us more than we […]

NO ROOM FOR ENVY

Love does not envy. (1 Corinthians 13 v 4) The roots of envy, no pun intended go back to the garden. Eve wanted to be like God, she envied the almighty’s knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 3 v 4-6) so she ate the fruit with Adam and life on this earth hasn’t been the […]

DO UNTO OTHERS

Love is Kind (1 Corinthians 13:4) She washed his car and even vacuumed it…. He emptied the dishwasher without being asked…. That favorite meal was just what he needed after a tough day at work…. That back rub made everything right with the world after a crazy day of cleaning, kids, and everyday chaos of home. Acts of […]

LOVE IS PATIENT

Love suffers long (1 Corinthians 13 v 4) I love that movie! I love their Caesar salad! I love that color on you! I love fry dumplings, or some would say, fry bake! When we use the word “LOVE” and we tend to use it a lot! We are often talking about the good feeling […]

Submission: God’s Way Part 3

Husbands love your wife just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. (Ephesians 5:25) Okay husbands, before it slips off your tongue, before it even crosses your mind, before you even remotely tempted to think for one second, my wife has to submit to me, please read the verse above. Now […]

Submission God’s way (Part 2)

Wives, submit to your husband as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. (Ephesians 5 v 22) Submit to my husband? No way Jose! That barbaric way of life has been dead since the sixties! That is often the response of countless […]

SUBMISSION- God’s way (Part 1)

Submit to one another out of reverence out of Christ. (Ephesians 5 v 21) Wait a minute……. If children are to submit to their parents, wives are to submit to their husbands, and workers are supposed to submit to their bosses, how could the apostle Paul tell everyone to submit to one another?” A misunderstanding […]

IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU

For me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. (Philippians 1 v 21) So how long did the honeymoon last for you? Years, months or minutes? Sometimes what cuts short the honeymoon period of marriage is when one or both parties of the newlyweds come to the startling realization that marriage is not all […]

REALITY CHECK

But I will hope continually and will praise you more and more. (Psalm 71 v 14) The bride was radiant, her bridesmaid fought back tears of joy, the groom was tall and confident, the attendants smiled at their support, the music was joyous and bright, the flowers were fresh and fragrant. The stage was set […]

JUST SAY NO!

For the Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce, for it covers one’s garment with violence, says the Lord of Host. (Malachi 2 v 16) Yes, God hates divorce, it goes completely against His divine design for the men and women He created. God knows what is best for us human beings, and […]