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Where will you be 100 years from now?

7. October 2013

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Do you lack full assurance of your Salvation? Christianity is not Christianity without 100% assurance! If I am not eternally secure in Christ, then I am eternally insecure. I Do.  Any other view, for me, spells doom and despair…for every second of my life I am the glad receiver of His continual font of grace […]

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“We were at each other’s throats all weekend!”

14. September 2011

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Monday mornings are often tough on me. The phone rings, the email arrives, or a text beeps. It is a message from one of the couples we are mentoring on a regular basis. It would not be as difficult if it were just one couple battling each other all weekend. Sometimes we find out additional […]

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Marriage Anchor 1: Possess the highest view of God.

8. July 2010

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At the age of 28, I had a wife and 2 very small children; a boy and a girl. I worked hard with long hours at my company. My wife was home with the kids. When I was home I was tired and tended to be pre-occupied with work and earning the approval of my […]

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Marriage Anchor 2: Focus on the Provider and not on the provision.

8. July 2010

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After years of mentoring couples, we find many are focusing on what God has provided them instead of focusing on the One who provides. We try to help them first look to God so they can properly see their mate. Here is the dilemma.  You marry the love of your life. You step down off […]

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Marriage Anchor 3: Surrender this hour.

8. July 2010

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Typically when we think of “surrender”, we think of giving up, tossing the towel in, or giving in to the opposing forces’ demands. In the spring of 1865, General Lee had to make the most difficult decision of his life. The following is an eyewitness account:   With his army surrounded, his men weak and […]

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Marriage Anchor 6: Rest in what Jesus has decided about you.

7. July 2010

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Bob and his wife, Maria, are in a rut. They each feel like they cannot measure up to what they need to be. Bob struggles being a few pounds overweight, very impatient, and, always trying to earn praise from his bosses at work. He has some health issues but does not want anyone knowing about […]

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Marriage Anchor 8: Establish and enforce strong moral fences.

7. July 2010

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  Battle Casualty   The following story is fictitious but similar destruction of good families occurs regularly in America. The Devil is the enemy of your soul and he seeks to determine the outcome of your character and your witness for Christ. Be on the alert!   Pastor Dave was a good man. He loved […]

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