Pride Is Your Greatest Problem
Jul 29, 2015
Christ’s call to us is to live in a way that evidences a similar service and thereby demarcates us as those whose citizenship is in heaven, not the world. In this way, Christ redeems our service.
Five Ways to Go from Head Knowledge to Heart Application
Sep 16, 2015
How do we go from the instruction of the Scriptures to personal affirmation? How do we go from head knowledge to heart application? Here are five ways.
You Are a Saint, Sinner, and Sufferer
Nov 9, 2015
Christians are all a combination of saint, sinner, and sufferer. There are parts of us that emphasize one aspect of our identity in Christ, but all three are necessary for a balanced Christian walk.
Five Ways to Fight It
Dec 28, 2015
Conflict doesn’t always have to do damage. In fact, it is possible to have conflict with a person and to feel closer to them in the wake of it.
Take Action Against Adultery
Three Steps to Avoiding It
Feb 2, 2016
Don’t be deceived. Putting a ring on your finger does little to restrain the rebellion that is in your heart.
Marital Intimacy Is More Than Sex
Five Ways to Connect with Your Spouse
Mar 2, 2016
There are at least five different types of intimacy. When we keep all five functioning, we have marriages that feel profoundly connected.
A Recipe for Repentance
Mar 19, 2016
Repentance is a key part of the Christian life, but real repentance can be elusive. Here are six aspects of genuine turning from sin to Christ.
A Cure for the Common Cold Feet
Addressing Our Fear of Committment
May 9, 2016
How do we know when apprehensions about marriage should be taken seriously? We should look to those who know you, your betrothed, your relationship, marriage, and Jesus.
How to Evangelize Professing Believers
May 23, 2016
How can we share the true gospel with those who claim to be for Christ and yet have lives that plainly don’t bear the fruit?
How to Help the Suicidal
Jun 22, 2016
Fewer topics provoke more fear and trembling than suicide. But we cannot let our fear and sadness over a dark and difficult issue keep us from moving toward someone in need.
The Perfect Spouse Will Not Complete You
Jul 23, 2016
How do we as Christians evaluate our desire for a good spouse? And when it comes to a plan for evaluating relationships, how do we know if we’re in a healthy one?
Parenting in the Age of Binge-Watching
Aug 13, 2016
Parents, entertainment is not merely a danger to be avoided. It is an opportunity to discipline your child’s heart.
Is God the Center of Your Marriage?
Aug 27, 2016
The fellowship of the Spirit, the sovereignty of the Father, and the service of the Son make marriage securely God-centered.
Prone to Wander
Three Ways the Heart Clouds the Conscience
Oct 20, 2016
Our consciences grow dull because our sinful hearts love ease, pleasure, and comfort more than the hard-won joy of obedience.
Perfect Peace for Imperfect Parents
Dec 19, 2016
Failure in parenting isn’t an option. It’s an inevitability. To parent well, we need to know the peace that God provides in our imperfections.
Happily Ever After
Finding Grace in the Messes of Marriage
Jan 24, 2017
These short devotionals by John Piper, Francis Chan, and others are designed to shape, challenge, and inspire your own vision of marriage and God.
Men, Intimacy Begins with Good Listening
Feb 27, 2017
How is emotional intimacy sustained and kindled? Good communication. More importantly, good listening, and good listening takes hard work.
Are Christians Too Intentional in Dating?
Counsel for New Relationships
Mar 23, 2017
How should Christians begin a new relationship? One counselor shares two common problems he sees in the early days of dating.
Jesus Will Lead You Through the Valley
How to Love a Depressed Wife
Apr 4, 2017
Living with a depressed wife can drain your hope, but you can take heart because Jesus walks with you.
Die to Yourself Without Losing Yourself
May 31, 2017
God gives us grounds for real boundaries in our relationships. Be ready to sacrifice, but also be ready to say, “No.”
Are Your Relational Problems Inherited?
Three Common Family-of-Origin Issues
Jun 28, 2017
The flaws in your family’s past never outweigh the grace God can give you going forward.
Two Blind Guides
Conforming Our Mind and Heart to God’s
Aug 2, 2017
Freedom is not doing what you feel or following your own way — it’s being led by the truth of God’s word.
Where to Bring Your Broken Heart
Aug 12, 2017
Satan will use your grief to isolate you from God, but God means to draw you even closer through your pain.
How (Other) People Change
Walking with Loved Ones Through Five Stages
Oct 12, 2017
“Am I helping or enabling?” These five stages of change will help you love wandering loved ones well.
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