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Recently, I was hanging out with a few of my preacher friends when the subject of divorce came up. Sadly, we each knew a number of marriages currently ending. As a traveling evangelist, I’ve had similar conversations with pastors in many churches. So, I asked this group of preachers, “When[...]

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In the month of August, Stacey and I had the opportunity to do three marriage conferences. We love partnering with churches to keep marriages strong. We also have a tremendous burden to help struggling marriages find hope through the healing power of God’s love. Each weekend, it was exciting to[...]

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“Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality…those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19–21    Throughout this series we’ve established that God created sex exclusively for marriage. We’ve also discussed how harmful it is to pursue sexual pleasure[...]

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  “Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body.” 1 Corinthians 6:18  Our cultural beliefs about sexuality are increasingly harmful. Most entertainment sends the message that casual sex is not a big deal. However, contemporary thought[...]

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Last weekend, Stacey and I had the privilege of leading a marriage conference at First Baptist Villa Rica, Georgia. We could tell that Pastor Kevin Williams and his staff had prepared and prayed for the weekend. Not only did they have over 300 in attendance, but four people prayed to[...]

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  “Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” Hebrews 13:4    To say that marriage matters to God is a tremendous understatement. He established marriage as a covenant relationship in the Garden of[...]

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  “God blessed them; and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth…’” Genesis 1:28a  The sexual revolution of the 1960’s caught Christians off guard. Music and movies began expressing new attitudes, promoting sex as just a physical act of pleasure. Confining sex to marriage was[...]

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Key Verse: “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall be one flesh.” Genesis 2:24 God designed marriage for partnership, for pleasure, and for parenting. His definition of marriage today is consistent with His design in the Garden of[...]

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Nearly 30 years after our wedding, Stacey and I have learned that marriage is a four-letter word - work! We just returned from Louisiana, where we had the privilege of leading a couple’s conference at First Baptist Church of Houma. I’m greatly encouraged by the growing number of churches committed[...]

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