Category Archives: Temptation

Uncovering 5 Practices Detrimental To Marriage: Suspicion

This is part two of our five part series on uncovering the practices or habits that are detrimental to marriage. Today we’ll expose another practice you may or may not be aware of in your own marriage. Suspicion Seventy-five years … Continue reading

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The Healing Balm of Humility in Marriage

My last post dealt with an enemy we all face in life and marriage–the poisonous venom of pride. Now I want to shift gears and look at the healing balm of humility. “Humility is nothing but the disappearance of self … Continue reading

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Detecting Poisonous Pride In Marriage

  It’s present in every marriage because it lurks in every heart. Some have even erected thrones giving sacrifices to its preferences and desires. It is a wicked taskmaster that is never satisfied, and many Christians don’t acknowledge its presence … Continue reading

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Secret Garden Of Pride

The last two posts have dealt with besetting sins and our need to disclose them to our spouse for help and hope in overcoming them. How You Deal With This Will Either Make Or Break Your Marriage 8 Principals To … Continue reading

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8 Principals To Follow In Dealing With Habitual Sins

I recently read an excellent article, Dealing With Habitual Sins, by John McArthur. He expounds on eight principals needed to lay aside the sin that so easily entangles us. Treat your sin seriously. It dishonors God. It abuses mercy. It despises … Continue reading

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How You Deal With This Will Either Make Or Break Your Marriage

Besetting sin or habitual sin. As Christians we deal with them every day of our lives. It is the one sin that easily entangles us without much effort. It is like an anchor on our soul adding weight to pull … Continue reading

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The Advantage of Vantage Points

Vantage Point is the name of a movie that came out in 2008. In it, the attempted assassination of an American President is shown over and over from different vantage points. It showed how each person saw the same thing, … Continue reading

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When Your Feelings And Convictions Don’t Agree

We’ve all faced seasons where we don’t feel like doing what we know we should. Our convictions may be clear, but our desire to stick to them may fluctuate on any given day. Here are some scenarios to help you … Continue reading

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A Huge Slip Flop

It was bound to happen. Olympians are, after all only humans. But oh, to be the one to whom it happens–embarrassing to say the least! German Diver, Stephen Feck slipped as he was launching off the board and ended up … Continue reading

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A Marriage With A View

Do you have a marriage with a view? We’re not talking about a view out your window. It doesn’t matter if you see mountain vistas or sunrises over the ocean. All these are grand, but they don’t compare to the … Continue reading

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Stop Grey From Becoming The New Black And White

Last week we talked about Sexual Intimacy and what it takes to cultivate this closeness in marriage. In a culture that craves sex it is ironic that marriages are often sex-starved. Either for lack of sex or because of the … Continue reading

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3500 Years Up In Smoke

This morning I awoke before dawn with a plan, and so did someone else apparently. I read my Bible reading for today from the book of James… So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great … Continue reading

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The Cynic Within

The enemy of our souls first tempted Eve by asking her a question, “Did God really say…” It was a question meant to challenge the goodness of God.  It was evil and cynical in nature. A cynic is a faultfinding … Continue reading

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Pick Up On Aisle 4

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, but I have something to share I believe will help the husbands (and wives too). Debi and I were shopping not long ago when something happened that surprised me.  Debi was on one aisle, … Continue reading

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Eradicate or Irrigate?

Last Saturday morning we were babysitting one of our grandchildren.  Tom made eggs for her – very sweet.  Then, he made breakfast for himself – yes, he loves to cook.  Finally, he sat down to enjoy it. About this time … Continue reading

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