• My grandpa accepted Christ on his deathbed. After a life-long battle with alcohol and years of heartache, he decided to put his trust in Christ. My dad became a believer in his 20s after his Christian girlfriend broke up with him. I felt a call to ministry as a teen at the same time I was taking steps away from Christ.

  • The next time you’re eating out, look around the restaurant to see how many couples and families have their phones out.  Most of us have been guilty of bringing our phones to the table at one time or another. As great as technology can be, left unchecked, it can become an insidious distraction in many of our families and marriages. Here are a couple of challenges technology can create and some suggestions on how to overcome them.  

  • Beth Moore, founder of Living Proof Ministries, was quoted on marriage: “If destruction fails to entangle us, distraction will do its best.” It’s easy for me to think I’m blessed because I don’t have a gambling problem, a drug or alcohol addiction, an affair or other secret sin in my life like my brother, friend, or neighbor does.  

  • How can a couple work to understand and begin living out the bigness and depth of covenantal marriage?  The best way we’ve found is to become intentional in how we do marriage. 

  • When I graduated high school, there wasn’t a lot of time to process exactly what was happening. There were too many people patting me on the back, saying they were proud of me, and asking me what was next.