Cast Iron · Marriage

A Marriage Forged in Cast Iron

This article was written by Tim and originally was published in Holt Magazine. It was commissioned through the general editor Joffre Swait and printed digitally June of 2018. When my wife and I were first married we did what every couple does. We went to the store and filled our house with toiletries, decorations, and… Continue reading A Marriage Forged in Cast Iron

God's Will · Husband · Marriage · Prayer · Wife

3 Times God Doesn’t Answer Prayer

Many people see God as a magic genie when it comes to prayer. Rub the lamp, make your wish (pray) and the genie will provide what you have asked for. Prayer does not work like this. As a result, what happens then is people deduce that either prayer does not work, or that God does… Continue reading 3 Times God Doesn’t Answer Prayer

Gospel · Jesus · Marriage · Premarital Sex · Sex

Why Christians Believe in Marriage Before Sex

Throughout the latter part of last century there was a lot of  “legalism” in the church. There are many different kinds of legalism,  but I am referring to the kind which adds laws to God‘s laws. Many churches, pastors, and Christians started to move away from this in the new millennia. Again I’m not specifically… Continue reading Why Christians Believe in Marriage Before Sex

Church Life · Conflict · Leadership · Marriage · Resolution

Praise in Public, Confront in Private

I first heard the phrase, “Praise in public, confront in private,” years ago. I was with a group of leaders from my church and we were at a conference in Rochester, NY. The speaker talked about how this was one of the policies that they had in their church. Conflict is one of the things… Continue reading Praise in Public, Confront in Private

Guest Blogger · Marriage · Prayer · Spouse

Praying with Your Spouse by Fred Jacoby

Every once in awhile I take a week to point you to other voices who speak truth. One of the ways I do this is by featuring a guest blogger. I’ve known Fred Jacoby for several years. He has been a great friend and mentor, and I have enjoyed his ministry – Foundations Christian Counseling… Continue reading Praying with Your Spouse by Fred Jacoby

Dating · Daughters · Love · Marriage · Wife

Why I Date Three Women at Once

I’ve met a few guys in life who like to “play the field,”  guys who are interested in dating several women at once. I used to think this was a bad thing, but I think I figured out how to use it to my advantage. Some guys just go on random dates with random girls.… Continue reading Why I Date Three Women at Once

Books · Dating · Engagement · Family · Husband · Marriage · Sex · Wife

Books on Marriage

Every so often I’m going to take a break from talking and point you to others you should listen to. This week I want to give a couple recommendations for books on enhancing your marriage. Marriage is a funny thing in our country. The average cost of an American wedding is around $26,000. Think of… Continue reading Books on Marriage