Discussing Our Bizarre, Baffling Bible

How do we discuss weird Bible stories with our kids?

In this post, we’ll take a look at how to discuss our bizarre, baffling Bible with our kids. In my last post, titled “Our Bizarre, Baffling Bible,” I discussed how strange the Bible can be, and how it is important that we openly discuss those odd things with our children and grandchildren. Here’s the main […]


Don’t Give Up on Your Marriage Yet!

Here are some things to consider before ending things

There have been a couple of times during my 38 years of marriage when trusted advisors said to me, “Don’t give up on your marriage yet! The best is yet to be, unless you give up and walk away.” Of course, in each of these cases, those who were advising me knew me well, and […]


Increasing Our Endurance

3 basic ways to give members of your family a backbone and staying power

Increasing our endurance is a key to having a long, productive life. The ability to make yourself do what you DON’T want to do (and to do it well) is vitally important. Without grit, fortitude and determination, success in the major endeavors of life can be overwhelmingly tough to obtain. In my early 20’s, I […]


7 Ways to Prove You Love Your Spouse

We need to “walk the walk” as much as we need to “talk the talk.”

Talk is cheap. In order to prove our love for a spouse, we need to “walk the walk” as much as we need to “talk the talk.” Whether you are just starting your marriage journey, or have been at it for several years now, the love we show, or the lack of it, begins in […]


“I Finally Found God”

By Les Ferguson, Jr.

Les Ferguson, Jr. and I studied together at Magnolia Bible College many years ago. He and his wife Karen were Godly parents, and he served as a local minister for a church in Gulfport, MS.  One of their children was a son who had serious physical disabilities. A church member who had volunteered to help […]


7 Womanly Traits That Are Better Than Beauty

Physical beauty fades, but these traits will endure for life

When I was a middle-aged teenager, my 2 primary considerations in who to ask out on a date were: 1) How pretty and well built was she? 2) How jealous would my buddies be if they saw me with her? Pretty pathetic, right? (Yes, it truly was.) After leaving high school, I started noticing a […]


Are Our Children “Parasites?”

Do children bring joy or devastation to a marriage?

I once had a memorable visit with my wife’s doctor.   She was pregnant with our first baby, and we were sitting in his office with him after her exam. I remember hearing him talk about the importance of prenatal vitamins because, in his words, “The unborn baby will get what it needs, even if it […]


Back-To-School Prayer

The lack of prayer FOR schools should concern us more than the lack of prayer IN schools.

For almost 3 centuries, the regular and accepted practice in most American educational institutions was to begin the day with an orally recited prayer or a reading from the Bible. This reflected the general understanding that our culture, our history and our laws all had a basic foundation in the Judeo-Christian scriptures. Recent historical perspective […]


Christians and Tattoos – Right or Wrong?

How Should a Practicing Christian View Them?

Are tattoos the mark of the beast mentioned in Revelation 13:16, 17, or are they simply a matter of personal freedom and expression? When I grew up, the only people I knew who had tattoos were old retired sailors. The images they wore on their arms and chests were faded and smeared-looking. Most were indecipherable […]


Falling In Love With Your Spouse

What would it feel like to fall in love with your spouse again? What would it be worth to have those feelings of the early days of your marriage? Would your life be any different if you could recapture the way you used to feel about and look at each other? I have found that […]