Not Everyone You Listen to is a Friend

Not Everyone You Listen to is a Friend

Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the descendants of the captivity were building the temple of the Lord God of Israel, they came…and said to them, “Let us build with you, for we seek your God as you do.” But Zerubbabel and Jeshua…said to them,...
Dads – Be Just Like Jesus

Dads – Be Just Like Jesus

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. (Ephesians 5:25 ,NIV) Many men are willing to die; not enough are willing to truly live. Dying is easy. Living is hard. Dads, this one is for you in your role as fathers. Many...
Helping Choose Your Child’s Spouse

Helping Choose Your Child’s Spouse

Finding your own compatible, committed, lifelong spouse is tough enough – helping your children identify their “helpmeets” takes deeper parental involvement and divine intervention. With a divorce rate hovering around fifty percent, approximately half of all parents...
Overcoming Peer Pressure

Overcoming Peer Pressure

Today’s cultural norms force an incredible amount of peer pressure on children and teenagers. From fashion trends to body piercing and tattoos to the latest techno-gadgets, there is a constant push to “fit in” with everyone else and with what everyone else is doing....
Modeled Behavior

Modeled Behavior

In the quest to solve the mystery of relationships, children and teenagers turn to many sources. But the most impactful source of all is the modeled behavior they see from their parents. If you are like me, my parents gave me little to no relational advice. Mostly, it...
Parenting Principles 4 Life

Parenting Principles 4 Life

A note from Barbara Coots, Editor of Single Matters: Nate Stevens, speaker and author of Matched 4 Marriage Meant 4 Life: Solving the Mystery of Relationships, encourages singles across the country to take a fresh, scriptural look at matters of the heart. Based...