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What Does it Mean to Be a Helpmeet?

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How can we have a God-honoring family structure that acknowledges the differences between men and women and embraces a woman’s role as helpmeet without falling into the problems that plague both the world and the church in this area?

Building a Family Vision

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Building a Family Vision

Do your kids know why your family does things the way you do them? Looking for something to give your family balance and help keep you true to your goals? Developing a Family Vision can do just that!

Staying on the Same Page

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Are you and your spouse pulling in opposite directions? How can you start working together instead of against each other? When husbands and wives are on the same page, the whole family benefits.

What if my wife doesn’t want to follow my vision for our family?

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To find an answer to this question there are several questions that need to be asked that can help foster understanding, and several biblical principles that can be applied. Learn to Ask Why The first question to be asked as to her lack of support is: Why? You need to understand her heart and convictions in the matter. Also, this isn’t a one-question kind of inquiry. Her initial answer needs to be probed, not to look for logical errors, but to make sure you know both the surface answer as well as the underlying concerns. Her concerns might not be. . .
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5 Things Couples in Strong Marriages Know

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Why do Christian marriages fail? As I was sitting at a banquet listening to Christian leaders on the front lines of the current battle over same-sex marriage and religious liberty, a question popped into my head: “How would I neutralize these leaders if I were the devil?” What came to mind was a strategy the devil has used to great effect: Attack their marriages. Simple and effective, and it works against ordinary Christians too. If the devil can cripple our marriages, it won’t matter what we say or do about the institution of marriage. Christian marriages fail the way civilizations. . .
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5 Surprising Things About the Proverbs 31 Woman

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Everyone knows that the lady described in Proverbs 31 is generally considered to be the supreme example of womanhood found in the Bible and the archetype that all Christian men should seek out for marriage. But there are some facts about the P-31 Girl that most men and even most women are not aware of. This description of the ‘perfect’ female came from another woman—not a man. What we have here is the counsel of King Lemuel’s mom. This might seem like a minor fact and of no real significance but it has been surprising to those I have pointed. . .
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Confident Decision-Making

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Decision-making woman choosing between an apple and candy.

How many decisions do you make in a day? Hundreds? Thousands? The decision-making process can stop moms in their tracks. Don’t let indecision take over your day! Listen as Kara talks about making decisions about everything from what to wear in the morning, to how to teach your children.

On the Needs of Women

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On the Needs of Women (What you need to know)

Guys, Ladies need the unique encouragement that can only be sourced from other women. This is an essential facet of feminine life that is above and beyond, but in addition to, the love that the husband provides. As the apostle Paul writes to the young pastor, Timothy, he says to let “the older women . . . admonish the young women.” This informs me that as a husband, father, brother, friend, pastor, I cannot fulfill a certain part of any woman’s life; not even that of my own wife. There is a gender dynamic at play here that can only. . .
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How Not to Discourage Your Own Family

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Husband and wife discouraged and fighting with each other.

The Battle in My Home I have an ongoing “battle” with my wife Lindsay. I want our home clean and orderly and she does too, just not to the extent that I do. In the home that I grew up in, you could have built microchips so clean and dust free was it. And there were just two of us children, no dogs, and my mother was a very fastidious keeper of the house. My daily words to Lindsay expressing my dissatisfaction as to the state of our home discourages her because, in her mind, she is doing all she. . .
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The Mess & Noise of Sanctification

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Knowing My Own Sin I am the worst person I know. I know this because I know myself and I don’t really know anyone else. Not really. I wander the earth confused like those neighbors of serial killers: “Well that is surprising, I thought he was a nice young man.” That’s always my reaction to exposed sin in others: surprise. I am, though, never surprised at my own sin; we’ve become quite familiar with one another over the years. He is always close at hand, ready and willing to act, think, and speak his nature. And that’s discouraging. That is,. . .
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Sacrificial Living — A Sad Story

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Sacraficial Living — A Sad Story

Have I told you this story before? It is a sad story so if you are not in the mood then perhaps you might want to read this later. I truly do not want to spoil your day. Are you still here? Well then, here is my sad tale. Every so often I travel somewhere to do something, usually to speak to others about living like a Christian. This is a subject, by the way, that I am quite good at. There are times when my wife, Angela, accompanies me. We both like to travel and everyone who knows her. . .
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