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Romancing Your Wife

Guys, let’s face it. Some of us have a long way to go in the romance department. We know our wife wants it, we know we’re supposed to do it, but it just doesn’t come naturally to us. When we first begin to court a woman, our step is lighter and our inner Romeo is unleashed. Driven to win her heart, romantic creativity seems to flow easily....

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An Old Testament Lesson on Contentment: Hannah
An Old Testament Lesson on Contentment: Hannah

I’d been praying for a husband for a long time. In fact, I adapted Hannah’s request for a son in I Samuel 1:11 to my situation: "O LORD of hosts, if you will indeed look on the affliction of your servant and remember me and not forget your servant, but will give to your servant a [husband], then I will give him to the LORD all the days of his...

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Men of Prowess: The Code of Chivalry as a Standard of Excellence
Men of Prowess: The Code of Chivalry as a Standard of Excellence

Mention “chivalry” today and the conversation quickly turns toward subjects of romance and courteousness. Gentlemen holding the door for ladies, paying for dinner, offering their seats on a crowded bus … these are the images that typically spring to mind whenever issues of gender roles, etiquette, male chauvinism and the revival of chivalry...

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Looking For Love: An Honest Truth
Looking For Love: An Honest Truth

Want to share your struggles with someone? Talk to a mentor who can be a supportive voice. Ok. Let’s read the run-down. We’ve got sporting events, book clubs, church, blind dates, art galleries, weddings, the internet, parties, work, vacation and you can never fully rule out a random gas station run-in or grocery store check-out line. This...

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Romance for Dummies
Romance for Dummies

Suppose I've just taken my wife out on a date, and the next morning a friend asks me what I did last night. Guess my likely response: "Oh we went out to the Keg, it was great – I had one sweet tastin' steak with all the trimmings! It was so good that Rushia tried to steal a piece. No way, all mine. Then we went to a movie - bit of a chick flick,...

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Letting Go and Moving On
Letting Go and Moving On

Entering the empty nest for us was a benchmark in our lives. Some things changed forever. For instance, from this time on we would catalogue our lives as BC (before children) and AC (after children). Faced with so many life changes, we did what we often do - we made a list. For us, making our list was a reality check and was the first step in...

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How You Can Love by Faith – Part 4
How You Can Love by Faith - Part 4

This is Part 4 of a 4 part series - How You Can Love by Faith Take the step Agape love frequently expresses itself as a flow of compassion. Jesus said, “Rivers of living water shall flow from the inmost being of anyone who believes in me” (John 7:38, TLB). Compassion is one of these rivers. It is a gentle stream of tenderness and concern...

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How You Can Love by Faith – Part 3
How You Can Love by Faith - Part 3

This is Part 3 of a 4 part series - How You Can Love by Faith 3. You cannot love in your own strength Just as surely as “those who are in the flesh (the worldly, carnal person) cannot please God,” so in your own strength you cannot love as you should. You cannot demonstrate agape love, God’s unconditional love for others, through your...

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