Your Money, Your Marriage by Cherie and Brian Lowe: Book Review

“The ability to communicate clearly, remain organized, focus on shared priorities, handle conflict, and lead together well, removes barriers to a deeper and more intimate connection, allowing more room and desire for sex.”

How are your finances looking?

How often do you and your spouse have sex?

Could there be two more awkward questions? For some people trying to find an answer that doesn’t bring a busload of shame and embarrassment…it would be more enjoyable to get a root canal without any freezing. Talking about money and marriage can be a very toughy thing; a truly humbling and humiliating thing.

It doesn’t have to be. Your money and your marriage shouldn’t be a topic that makes your blood pressure skyrocket or causes you to have an anxiety attack. You may not want to talk about it in public, fine, but should you live like that if your husband or wife asks?

The answer is ‘no’, and Cherie and Brian Lowe are here to help with that. Continue reading “Your Money, Your Marriage by Cherie and Brian Lowe: Book Review”

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How Moved Are We By The Issues?

There is plenty going on in the world that may make us feel sick.

Maybe it’s the treatment of the immigrant caravan that is on the way to the United Sates, or that these poor souls have to flee their homes and their governments over the conditions they experience every day.

Maybe you are bothered by the lack of morals in today’s society or the disturbing way the moral compass has strayed from True North and millions have not noticed.

Maybe the issue that troubles you is not something new or current, but is and has been an ongoing problem for decades, and has yet to be resolved.

Whatever the issue, wherever you fall on a particular problem, I wonder how moved we are by them. I wonder how much they actually matter.

Because, truth be told, I don’t think they move us as much as we think. Continue reading “How Moved Are We By The Issues?”

David: Shepherd, Giant Slayer, Future King, Super Spy?

There are a lot of jobs that David did in his life time.

Just look at the title and you’ll see.

But what probably got your attention was the last one. It’s the one that your pastor and Sunday School teacher seemed to have missed, isn’t it?

Most people would.

But it’s there, if you slow down and read your Bible. Continue reading “David: Shepherd, Giant Slayer, Future King, Super Spy?”

Weekly Prayer: November 11th, 2018

Heavenly Father,

This is a sobering day; a day that we have set aside to remember the high cost of freedom.

We remember the men and women that paid the price of blood for us to live the way of life we enjoy now, and our children, and our children’s children will enjoy.

We remember the violence, the death, the destruction, the countless wars that have raged on this earth in the name of land, power, money, tribalism, and so many other things.

We remember, and are grieved.

May we never forget what happened, but may we not stop at remembering.

God, help us to live in the ways of love. Help us to live in the ways of peace. Help us to live in the ways of your son, Jesus.

It’s not good enough to remember the dead; we need to preach the Living. We need to live and move and have our being in the Spirit of the Resurrected and Living Jesus.

God help us.

It was Jesus that paid the ultimate price. It was Jesus that shed his blood to buy our freedom. It was Jesus that alone conquered death, destruction, decay, sin, and hell.

We remember and rejoice.

Lord, on this sobering day, let us be mindful of our destructive ways and those that have died in their wake.

Let us be mindful of the great love and grace and forgiveness you have given to us in the midst of our destructive ways.

Remind us of the high price of our spiritual freedom, and give thanks.

In Jesus’ name we pray,

Amen.

 


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This prayer first appeared on Christian Thought Sandbox.

What Am I Supposed To Do With My Life?

We’ve all had those days, days where we don’t know.

We question. We wonder. We aren’t totally sure, even if we have an idea.

It doesn’t matter if we are a kid, a teenager, or a full-grown adult. We all struggle with the same issue.

What are we supposed to do?

It doesn’t matter if we are specifically asking about our lives, jobs or careers. It doesn’t matter if we are asking generally, what function am I supposed to serve in the vast cosmos?

We all ask it. But more than that, we all need an answer. Continue reading “What Am I Supposed To Do With My Life?”

Husabands Are Not Called To Lord

“For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.“

Ephesians 5:23

We hear it often, but what does it mean? How is a husband supposed to be the “head of the wife”? How are we supposed to act? How do we as men, as husbands move our families forward?

Let’s start with this. Lead, don’t lord. Continue reading “Husabands Are Not Called To Lord”

Weekly Prayer: November 4th, 2018

 

Lord,

Be merciful to me, a sinner.

 


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This prayer first appeared on Christian Thought Sandbox.