Archive for the ‘Marriage’ Category

The Order of Paul’s Illustration in Ephesians 5

This post was taken from my book Boring: Finding an Extraordinary God in an Ordinary Life available here. In Ephesians 5, Paul gives some very practical counsel to husbands and wives in the context of marriage. He then closes his exhortation by cracking the door to something else: “This mystery is profound, but I am [...]

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5 Questions to Ask Your Spouse This Week

Good word here from Mike Mobley: 1. How Did You Feel Loved This Past Week? 2. What Does Your Upcoming Week Look Like? 3. How Can I Pray For You This Week? 4. How Would You Feel Loved & Encouraged This Week? 5. How Would You Feel Pursued In Sex & Intimacy This Week? Click [...]

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Happy Birthday to the Woman Who Does the Same Thing Again and Again

“Who can find a capable wife? She is far more precious than jewels. The heart of her husband trusts in her, and he will not lack anything good. She rewards him with good, not evil, all the days of her life…” So go the words of Proverbs 31. Now if you keep reading, what you’ll [...]

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A Challenge for the Dads This Football Season

It’s finally here, and I’m not going to lie: I’m excited. Nope, that’s wrong. I’m VERY excited. For months, we have lived in the barren wasteland of sports between the end of the NBA playoffs and the end of August when college football begins. But tonight, many of us dads will settle down in a [...]

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What is Love?

“She is my princess and I am her William.”

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How to Know and Pray for Your Family at the Deepest Level

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Husbands: Get a Second Job

Erik Raymond: With a title like this there is little room for dilly-dallying along the way to the answer. So without much introduction, here is the tip that could save your marriage: Get a part-time job.There. That’s it. Husbands, if you want to save or strengthen your marriage, get a part-time job. I should say right [...]

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Beware the Marriage Trade

Today is a big day at the Kelley house. Today is the day when Mommy comes home. Jana has been visiting friends and family in Texas for the last 4 days and, granted, that’s not a really long time, except by Dad standards. I want to clarify this, too – I haven’t been going at [...]

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What I Learned When My Wife Went on Vacation

My beloved Jana (perhaps now more than ever) went on a well deserved vacation this past week. And when I say vacation, I mean it. She was gone for 5 days to the beach. No children. No me. Just a few other ladies hanging out, eating crab legs, and sitting on the beach. And I [...]

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“We Are On the Same Team”

Let me paint the picture for you. It’s late in the day, the witching hour for parents with young children. The kids are rebelling against the “green stuff” on their plates, claiming that if they have to eat something of that color, then Skittles has a lovely variation that fits the bill. It’s been a [...]

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