October 5: “The Blessing of Marital Roles”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: 1 Kings 8Ephesians 5Ezekiel 38Psalms 89 Today’s Bible Verse(s): Ephesians 5:22-24 (CSB): “Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord, because the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of the body. Now […]

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May 16: “A Husband’s and Wife’s Role in a Christian Marriage”

9 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 25 Psalms 68 Isaiah 15 1 Peter 3 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Husbands, in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with a weaker partner, showing them honor as coheirs of the grace of life, so that your prayers will not […]

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July 9: “A Wife – God’s Gracious Gift to a Man”

4 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 1 Chronicles 7:1–8:40 Acts 27:1-20 Psalm 7:1-17 Proverbs 18:22 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Proverbs 18:22 (CSB): “A man who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): When a man marries a woman, there is much more to it than […]

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May 5: “The Value of Women in the Bible”

12 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Judges 21:1–Ruth 1:22 John 4:4-42 Psalm 105:1-15 Proverbs 14:25 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): John 4:27 (CSB): “Just then his disciples arrived, and they were amazed that he was talking with a woman. Yet no one said, ‘What do you want?’ or ‘Why are you talking with her?’” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S […]

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January 19: “3 Great Motives for Abstaining from Sin”

4 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Genesis 39:1–41:16 Matthew 12:46–13:23 Psalm 17:1-15 Proverbs 3:33-35 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Genesis 39:9 (CSB) “No one in this house is greater than I am. He has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. So how could I do this immense evil, and how could I […]

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Why I Love Kim, Let Me Count the Ways

No, this isn’t going to be a sappy post. But since I took my first church in 2002, Kim and I have had a whole lot(!) of people tell us that they can see how much we love each other. How does that happen? How can a marriage that begins just like most other marriages end […]

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22 Years Ago: I Proposed and Kim Said “Yes.”

It was 22 years ago today that I proposed to Kim. Here’s how I remember it playing out: She arrived in Memphis with her singles group from Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. They had come to see Bellevue Baptist Church’s Singing Christmas Tree Christmas performance. I called her and we made plans for […]

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Pray for your child’s future spouse

One prayer habit that I developed many, many years ago was to pray for my sons’ future spouses. As God blessed Kim and me with three sons, I knew that one day they would each desire to have a wife to love and be loved by. And I have prayed for over two decades that […]

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9 Signs that Your Spouse May Be Breaking Your Marriage Vows

I realize that this topic is very different than the sort of posts that I write about. But, it needs to be written. As a pastor for over 16 years, I have been brought into marriage disasters more times than I care to recount. A wife with tears streaming down her cheeks or a husband […]

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Praying for future in-laws

DAILY BIBLE READING:1 Chronicles 22:1–23:32 Romans 3:9-31 Psalm 12:1-8 Proverbs 19:13-14BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:Proverbs 19:14 (CSB) “A house and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):One habit I have had since my boys were born has been praying for their future wives. When I first started, knowing that guys […]

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