Strong Willed or Weak Willed?

(originally posted on October 19, 2016) Have you ever heard of a child or an adult being referred to as “strong willed”? When I was 28 to 31 years old and serving as an associate pastor in a small country church, I developed a penpal relationship with the...

Seek Godly Counsel

(originally published on October 19, 2016) As a practical note of wisdom, if your marriage has problems or is on the rocks, don’t give other people marriage advice. You will be held at higher level of accountability for what you tell (i.e., teach) them (James...

Find Your Help in the Bible

(originally posted on October 19, 2016) The Bible claims to be sufficient (it needs absolutely nothing else to work or be effective) for the salvation of the sinner (Luke 16:30-31; 2 Tim. 3:14-15; 1 Pet. 1:23; James 1:18), and the sanctification (the practical...

Not Equal but Equal

(originally posted on October 6, 2016) Equality at the Cross This is going to come as a real shock to some of you, but in the majority of ways considered, my wife and I are not equal. For example, she is superior to me when it comes to giving birth to children, being...

Complementarianism or Egalitarianism?

(originally published on October 6, 2016) As I’ve been sharing biblical materials each day about marriage, I have been asked for clarification regarding the differences between complementarianism (the correct biblical view that the roles and responsibilities of...