Understanding Why Men are Reluctant to Lead Family Devotions Part 2

Often men are less than eager to lead family devotions. And they have pretty good reasons. When we understand the reasons behind their reluctance, we can find ways around it. Last time we looked at three of the big issues that tend to hold men back. 1. Men like to be in CONTROL. 2. Many men FEAR they aren’t qualified in some way. 3. Men don’t want to FAIL.  Now lets look at a few more...
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Understanding Why Men are Reluctant to Lead Family Devotions–Part 1

How do I get my husband to take the lead training our kids spiritually with family devotions?  This question comes up frequently when I’m teaching at conferences and churches.  There are things that work, and definitely things that don’t.  Trying to “get” a man to lead family devotions by pushing, shaming, or cornering him somehow rarely works for long.  And that won’t be doing the...
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Little Things Mean A Lot

Over these last blog posts we’ve been looking at ways to bring the passion back into your marriage. We’ve covered some pretty big areas, but let’s take a look at some things that often don’t get much attention. -Take your Christianity seriously.  In other words, don’t make excuses not to follow God’s Word.  For example, Philippians 2:14 says “Do everything without complaining or...
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Going Back to Move Forward

We’ve been talking about ways to add fresh passion to your marriage over the last couple of blog entries.  One of the big things we talked about last time was to “do the things you did at first.”  We’re talking about doing the types of things you did when you were dating or when you were first married.  The kind of stuff that drew you close to each other.  We started listing some...
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An Extra Ration of Passion

Last time we were talking about how 1 Corinthians 13 is a great description of love, but it is primarily talking about how we love others in the context of the church.  Love between a husband and wife needs all the elements of this passage, but needs some extra passion as well.  In marriage, we need the passion described in Song of Songs 8:6b-7 . . . a love that is as strong as death, a love...
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