Fasting and Praying for a Mate, Part 2

“The LORD, the God of heaven, who took me from my father’s house. . . . and who spoke to me and who swore to me, saying, ‘To your descendants I will give this land,’ He will send His angel before you, and you will take a wife for my son from there” (Genesis 24:7). Fasting and praying for a …

Fasting and Praying for a Mate, Part 1

“When food was set before him to eat, he said, ‘I will not eat until I have told my business” (Genesis 24:33). The Bible makes it clear that God sometimes calls people to be single. If you are single, you are to be a successful single and not a defeated one. Yet at the same time, we know that there are a …

Communication Doesn’t Just Happen

As believers in Jesus Christ, we are all members of His body. That means we are vitally connected to each other. Eye to hand. Brain to toe. Lungs to heart. A healthy human body functions because it has a communication system. Now think about your marriage. Jesus said that when a man and woman are joined in matrimony, “they are …

Get Excited About Opposition!

I enjoy a good game of basketball. I’m unstoppable…when I play alone. When there’s no opposition, I can make any play and hit any shot. But some years ago, I had an opportunity to go one-on-one with a star member of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team. Suddenly, I wasn’t playing so well! But that’s the way the game of basketball …

A Husband’s Greatest Need

Did you know that God never commanded wives to love their husbands? Certainly, God expects such love. Paul told Titus that older women should “encourage the young women to love their husbands” (Titus 2:4). But God’s basic command is for wives to respect their husbands. There’s no denying that men have strong egos…with a great need for recognition. Just as …