Monthly Archives: February 2010

I’ve only just begun to love

Mary Ann and I have been married for ten blessed years, and yet when it comes to loving her it’s as if I’ve only just begun.  I’m starting to take more seriously the call of God upon me as a … Continue reading

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Greater love

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy… In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. –Ephesians 5:25-28 (NIV) I have never … Continue reading

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A husband’s authority

A husband’s authority. What springs to mind when we see this phrase? Part of God’s good design Given for a purpose Given for the glory of God and the benefit of the family Or is it: BAD! Oppression! Abuse of … Continue reading

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Gotta lead

I’ve gotta lead I’m the husband Marriage a picture of Christ and the church I represent Christ in this marriage Fallibly Sinfully Brokenly Not optionally Can’t despise my calling I can’t say “whatever you want” I can’t say “whatever I … Continue reading

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Another form of legalism

A little while back, I said: Legalism is when you try to earn righteousness before God by your works Recently I found an additional definition: Definition #2: Legalism is when you accept for yourself  or teach others that God requires … Continue reading

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God and the water softener

Do not eat the food of a stingy man, do not crave his delicacies; for he is the kind of man who is always thinking about the cost. “Eat and drink,” he says to you, but his heart is not … Continue reading

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