Category Archives: Thriving Marriage

What is the Pattern Among Fallen Pastors?

Anytime someone falls into moral failure, it’s a punch in the gut for all of us.  And we are all vulnerable to that possibility, depending on several factors. In this post by Garrett Kell, a study by the late Dr. … Continue reading

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Does “Co-Habitation” Really Work?

Here’s an interesting article on a subject I broached some time ago, cohabitation of couples without marrying.  I took it from the angle of “biblical immorality.”  This article takes a look at what happens to people who co-habit based on … Continue reading

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Sex and the Temple of the Holy Spirit

Over the weeks before cancer treatment started, we considered issues of sexuality.  What a force sex is in forming our cultures and world.  Here’s a further defining thought to sharpen our thinking on sexual morality from Walt Henrichsen’s daily devotional … Continue reading

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The Sexual Slide Into Fornication

Since we’re considering sexual issues in these last posts, let me send two more your way that relate to another sexual subject, fornication. “Fornication” is a Biblical concept we’ve lost the meaning of today in our culture.  Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance … Continue reading

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The Pornographic Revolution

Porn has always been around our world.  The Internet, however, has created access as never before, and has also mainstreamed pornography into many areas of life.  The “Tip of the Iceberg” is found in the tiny ads that even google

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How Prevalent is the Use of Pornography?

Because of the following statistics and personal experiences I want to do a short series of blogs on the scourge of pornography facing all of us today — a Tsunami hitting our social environments, and the missionary and pastoral community. … Continue reading

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Slow Down the Busyness and Thrive! (3.19)

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with busyness and out of time for other things you want to do?   Is your spouse suggesting, even pressuring you to slow down or spend more time with the family? Do you ever consider giving up … Continue reading

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Have You Experienced This Principle of Personal Care? (4.10)

If you are a cross-cultural worker or pastor, you are in the thick of the spiritual fight as Paul reminds us, “For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil  rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty … Continue reading

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In the Bush or Not, Visit the Alaska Oasis (5.14)

When we decided to start a Care Ministry to International Workers and Pastors, someone said to us, “You are going to a very beautiful place for this, a resort area, actually.  Why do Missionaries need such a nice retreat location … Continue reading

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Is Snoring Keeping Someone Awake? Read This, It Helps Me

Dear Staff** Have you ever been to a conference or retreat sleeping in close proximity to others?  You wake up in the morning bleary-eyed because someone snored all night, disturbing your deep-rem sleep.  Or perhaps you are the perpetrator?  It’s … Continue reading

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