Tag Archives: relationships

The preeminence of love and understanding

Love understands. Part of loving someone is to attempt to understand them. If someone who is opposed to Christianity for whatever reason determines that you are seeking to understand them for no other reason than to know them better, they … Continue reading

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Close to you

Remember this one by the Carpenters? It should be a theme song for Christians as a reminder of what we want to do with people….celebrate their uniqueness and get close to them. Someone asked what to do with an atheist friend … Continue reading

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Expecting the best

I overheard someone ask a friend of mine if there were any secrets to her 60-plus years of marriage. She replied with two things: Give your partner the benefit of the doubt, and never say “You always…” Both of these … Continue reading

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Relationship Therapy

This week I’ve been trying to capture for everyone the unique experience Marti and I had this last weekend meeting over four days with a very daring couple who flew to southern California for the purpose of healing their relationship … Continue reading

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’Til death do us part

Trust is the foundation of any relationship. It is built by making and keeping promises. These promises are not the big things we say but all of the little things we do that keep the promises we made. Therefore, making … Continue reading

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Everybody loves a wedding

Everybody loves a wedding. You see a bride and a groom or a wedding party filing out of a church or a hotel, or you see a car decorated “Just Married” and you immediately stop what you are doing and … Continue reading

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Returning to the wife of your youth

Here is another thing you do. You cover the Lord’s altar with tears, weeping and groaning because He pays no attention to your offerings and doesn’t accept them with pleasure. You cry out, “Why doesn’t the Lord accept my worship?” … Continue reading

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LIFE SHORT / CALL NOW

“Life Short Call Now” is a song by Bruce Cockburn. It’s also a pretty good idea. Years ago we talked about this — about calling someone you love just to call. No favor. No agenda. Just a call. Because you … Continue reading

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