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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 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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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…

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Three ways to date

Whom should a Christian date? Many single Christians wish a God-fearing, funny, compatible, thoughtful, beautiful person would plop down from heaven. But it’s not…

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The feelings of a father

America was a mere 50 years old when Andrew Jackson was president. The country was frontier, and the unitedness of the states was a…

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Wives: Respect!

It is extremely interesting that God did not give identical instructions to men and women in his prime directive for marriage. Men need to…

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Husbands: Love!

It’s a wedding cliché that the bride and groom say “I do” to each other, as in “I do love you.” Well, forgive me…

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Pray for the children

Ever heard of what happens to pastors’ daughters? I have. And it freaks me out. The other night I snuck into my daughter’s room…

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Lord, place us in families

Lord, even when we are surrounded by people, we can feel so alone. We feel isolated and cut off from others because no one…