Category: Marriage and Family

Valentines Day by Pastor Bruce Edwards 0

Valentines Day – what’s love got to do with it

Valentines day is celebrated this month in many places. It is a day set aside to express our love to those who are special in our lives. But, how should you tell someone happy Valentines day? Many of you are looking for Valentine Day gift ideas and looking for the right Valentine Day card.  (click here for gift ideas) What’s the right way to tell someone you love them? What is love? What’s love have to do with it? Valentines Day –  what is love? There are many different ways to love. We love ice cream, pizza, our favorite team,...

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How to walk in love 0

How to Walk in Love

There’s a story about a little boy who was very poor and needed shoes. He was standing in front of a shoe store, barefoot and shivering with cold. A woman approached him and asked him why he was standing there, looking through the window. He told her, “Well, ma’am, I was asking God to give me a pair of shoes.” The woman took the boy into the store, washed his dirty, bare feet and put new socks and shoes on them. The boy was so touched by her compassion that he asked her, “Ma’am, are you God’s wife?” He assumed...

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7 Tips for a Better Christmas

  Bah-humbug you say? I say don’t be that way this Christmas. Make sure to keep Christmas a stress free joyous time for you and your family. Here are seven tips you can use to experience a “Breakthrough Christmas”: 1. Take Time to Pray Even though we often get very busy during the Christmas season don’t neglect your time with the Lord. Start each day with some time in prayer and the Word of God. This is never wasted time but time that brings a harvest. 2. Stay Positive There is a “grinch” that wants to steal your Christmas. Make...

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answers for divorce 0

Help for Troubled Marriages

First realize every marriage goes through trouble.  Marriages are made up of imperfect people  who make mistakes and do things that can be hurtful even to those they love.  Just because you are going through some troubled waters doesn’t mean your marriage is doomed.  Husbands and wives  have had to work through family and marriage problems since the garden of Eden.  Couples who have strong marriages and stay together don’t have fewer problems,  they are committed to working through and resolving the problems. Here are some helpful hints for troubled marriages: 1.  Recognize the real source of the trouble.  Your...

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How to Resolve Conflict

Benjamin Franklin made this famous quote : “In this world there is nothing that is certain except death and taxes” There is another thing you can add to that list, “In marriage, it is certain there will be conflicts”. It is only natural to have differences arise in a relationship. Every home faces situations that need to be worked out. The good news is there is a biblical solution. You can resolve your differences in a peaceable way. You can resolve conflict without going through divorce court or a family member leaving the home. When handled correctly, conflict can help...

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raising godly children 0

Speaking the Word of God Over Your Children

  Speaking the Word of God over your children is one of the keys to raising Godly children. Proverbs 18:21 says, “death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”  In other words we will “eat” – experience the words we speak. Our words are important they have tremendous power.  They impact our lives and the lives of those around us.  We can either speak words that bring life or words that bring death. If you are a parent or grandparent or guardian responsible for raising children, or have plans...

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husbands needs 0

5 Things Every Man Wants from His Wife

  There is an old quote “Behind every great man is a women”.  It is true, a man’s success and happiness in life is influenced greatly by the wife in his life.   It is the way God intended.  God saw right away it was not good for man to be alone.  (Genesis 2:18)   Marriage was and is God’s idea – the union of one man with one women for life.  The two shall become one flesh and be a team for life.  (Genesis 2:24)   Husbands and wives are to compliment one another and encourage one another.   There are things...

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corporal punishment 0

Spanking Your Child?

Should you be spanking your child?  In today’s society many Christians and others are faced with this difficult question,  In my book “The Little Red Book for Parents – Parenting the Next Generation” I share how to use Biblical principles to effectively correct and discipline your child. I have included a short excerpt below from that portion of the book to help give some proper perspective and instruction. I also, have included a link to a FREE download for the entire book.  Spanking your child – to spank or not spank?   EXCERPT – “Most Americans over the last two...

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romance your spouse 0

Romancing Your Spouse

  Do you still try to romance your spouse? If not, you should!  Do you remember when you first met your future wife or husband or the first time you held hands and how that made you feel?    If you’re like me, the heart rate went up a notch and had some of those “butterflies”! There are many great times in the development of a relationship! It’s always fun to remember those special moments.  Take a minute and think about all the ways you tried to impress him or her, those funny or special  ways you tried to charm them...

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