Love Beyond Telling
The Surprising History of a Favorite Hymn
Sep 24, 2021
Centuries ago, a patient in an insane asylum scribbled some lyrics on the walls of his room. Today, we know those words as the most beloved verse in the hymn “The Love of God.”
A Man Worthy of a Wife
Building the Rare Strength of Boaz
Sep 21, 2021
If you want to know who a man will be in marriage, ask what kind of man he is before marriage.
A Worthy Wife to Be
Tracing the Rare Beauty of Ruth
Sep 17, 2021
If you want to become more of a worthy wife-to-be, consider the loyal, fearless, unwavering, Godward example of an unlikely heroine: Ruth.
You Have Time to Sit with God
Sep 2, 2021
When we allow cares and anxieties to keep us from the presence of Jesus, we forfeit the calm we desperately need.
Love Makes a Man a Man
Aug 22, 2021
We expect men to work hard, take risks, and make sacrifices for self. A few strange men, however, do all that they do for love.
Let Fear Deliver You from Fear
Aug 14, 2021
The pathway to deeper joy and intimacy with God may be a surprising one: learning to fear him.
Hostage to Hurry
Recovering the Human Pace of Love
Aug 2, 2021
To really live — to know, enjoy, and follow Jesus — we need to learn and keep a pace that is human. In other words, we need to learn to walk again.
No Family Is Too Busy for Church
Jul 25, 2021
Family life can crowd out friendships, hobbies, and margin we once enjoyed. It also might sideline one group every family desperately needs: the church.
From Gods to Gallows
How the Fear of Man Undoes a Man
Jul 15, 2021
The fear of man is a two-headed enemy of the soul. Its praise sings flattery to draw us near. Its rejection hurls accusations to shame us into surrender.
Someone Needs Your Encouragement
Jul 6, 2021
Encouragement builds faith and strengthens obedience. Flattery indulges pride and weakens worship. So, how can we tell the difference between the two?
A Marriage of Tragedy and Triumph
Hudson and Maria Taylor (1858–1870)
Jun 22, 2021
The love between Hudson and Maria Taylor not only endured the almost unimaginable suffering they faced, but grew through suffering, because they leaned on God.
When Did You Last See Grace?
Jun 10, 2021
When a healthy soul witnesses grace, it makes him all the more hungry for grace, all the more dependent on God, all the more vigilant before temptation.
Who Might Find God in Your Suffering?
Jun 2, 2021
Being prepared to defend your hope in Jesus does not require sophisticated arguments but honoring Jesus with what you already know.
Let the Lukewarm Come to Me
May 23, 2021
For all the dangers that come with a heart that is lukewarm toward Jesus, lukewarmness is a symptom of a deeper disease: spiritual self-reliance.
When the Ground Gives Way
May 17, 2021
The presence and persistence of suffering and sorrow does not mean we are not safe. Nor does it mean we cannot have joy.
Act Like Men of God
Six Marks of Uncommon Conduct
May 7, 2021
Who is the man God is making you to be? Consider six qualities that characterize men who give themselves to godliness.
Before You Leave Your Wife
Five Words for Struggling Men
May 1, 2021
For men whose love has grown cold, whose fidelity feels fragile, whose vows have grown dim — grab hold of five surprising weapons for persevering in marriage.
Honor the Parents God Gave You
Apr 22, 2021
You may not have chosen your parents, but God did. And whatever kind of parents they are, his call is the same: “Honor your father and mother.”
The Mouth of a Godly Man
Seven Lessons for What We Say
Apr 11, 2021
If you want to know the heart of a man, pay attention over time to what he says — and doesn’t say. Our words will reveal who we are.
Blessing Can Become a Curse
The Spiritual Perils of Earthly Success
Apr 6, 2021
For all the good that success can bring, it often brings many spiritual dangers. Suffering ruins many, but blessing may destroy even more.
Aim All You Have at Heaven
How God Inspires Ambitious Generosity
Mar 24, 2021
The happiest people in the world are not those who spend and buy for themselves, but those who spend and give for the good of others.
You Cannot Please God and People
Five Remedies for the Fear of Man
Mar 15, 2021
Are you tempted to people-please? We starve the craving for the praise and approval of others by striving for what we can get only from God.
To Souls Who Fall Asleep
Six Ways to Stay Awake to God
Mar 7, 2021
Sober-mindedness comes from regularly meditating on ultimate, all-important realities, and prayerfully striving to align our lives with them.
Pray Because God Is Sovereign
Feb 25, 2021
If God is sovereign, why should we pray? For at least six great, soul-satisfying reasons.
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