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Family and friends—we love them! . . . but sometimes it’s not so easy to love them. What does God say about being a parent, family dysfunction, happy marriages, divorce, difficult people, forgiveness, and much more?

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The church is people

People can be forgiven for thinking of the church as real estate or buildings. After all, those are seemingly the most permanent features of…

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Ladies, we men need you

There are few things as statistically powerful as a man who loves Jesus. Perhaps you’ve read the studies concerning the impact men have on…

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Did Jesus play favorites?

Do you think Thomas was offended when Jesus didn’t give him one of the three VIP passes to get a glimpse of glory on…

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I am a friend of God!

How many friends do you have? I suppose your answer to that question depends on your definition of the word friend. In our day,…

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The sin that kills friendship

My wife is amazed at how men can fight and still be friends. Guys can get into an argument, throw a few punches, apologize,…

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The loyalty of a husband

I have a friend who studied art and design. He says, “The eye is drawn to a vertical line.” That’s the temptation men face…

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Lay down love

These days, marriage is about as popular as powdered wigs. Divorce abounds; cohabiting is the norm. Part of the problem is that godly love…

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What every wife wants

What does a woman want? As a dude, I would be completely unqualified to answer that question. But I’m a Bible dude, so I…

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The glory of grandparenting

Grandparenting is great. (Full disclosure: I do not know that from personal experience. I base that assertion on the empirical evidence of the many…

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What every dude desires

Every wife’s plan should be to satisfy her man. No, the male supporters of Time of Grace did not pay me to say that….

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Patience in Parenting

How can you discipline your kids with patience? Pastor Jon shows how important it is to be at eye level.

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Friendship is hard

It began in kindergarten when every student in my daughter’s class was called “friend.” While the teacher attempted to develop the essential character traits…