That’s My Beautiful Bride, Daddy!

That’s My Beautiful Bride, Daddy!

That He might present her to Himself a glorious church [bride], not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. (Ephesians 5:27, brackets added)  Their courtship was long and difficult—but well worth the wait. He loved...
Bless It or Block It

Bless It or Block It

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4, NKJV) “Dear God, please bless it or block it.” That has been my prayer lately on quite a few life issues. A good friend recently shared that simple prayer with me as we...
What We Can Learn from Betrayal

What We Can Learn from Betrayal

I realize not everyone has suffered betrayal, disloyalty or heartbreak at the hands of people they formerly trusted. If that has never happened to you, feel free to move on to another article. But if it has, please enjoy learning from my experience. Of course, we’ve...
4 Aspects of a Lasting Relationship – Part 7

4 Aspects of a Lasting Relationship – Part 7

We’ve previously looked at how relationships are more fulfilling when they involve interdependent compatibility of heart, mind, soul and body. Now let’s pull it all together to solve the mystery of relationships. First Clue — Men as Husbands We find our first clue in...
4 Aspects of a Lasting Relationship – Part 6

4 Aspects of a Lasting Relationship – Part 6

We’ve seen how our spirits, minds, and souls affect our relationships. Now let’s get physical and discover how God intends for our bodies to interact in relationships. Your body is the temporary physical address where your spirit, mind, and soul reside. You use your...
4 Aspects of a Lasting Relationship – Part 5

4 Aspects of a Lasting Relationship – Part 5

Yay! We made it to the “touchy, feely” part of relationships — the emotional aspect! Unfortunately, emotional expressions are usually stereotyped by gender. Girls are conditioned to cry when hurt; boys are conditioned to play through the pain. Men are expected to be...