Relationships

HOPE Weekends Save Broken Marriages

Couples who are struggling in a broken marriage can gain the tools they need for restoration during an upcoming Hope Weekend October 10 – 12 at First Baptist Church Fort Lauderdale, 301 E Broward Blvd, Fort Lauderdale. Presented by Live the Life, these restorative weekends provide struggling couples with the skills they need to... -Read More


Does Marriage Matter?

Standing at the altar with her groom by her side and three “possible” dads behind her, Sophie halts her wedding ceremony, saying, “Now I know what I really want. Sky, let’s just not get married yet.” Sky: “What?” Sophie: “You never wanted this anyway. I know that. Let’s just get off this island and... -Read More


Resolving Conflict in Your Daily Life

Conflict is inevitable. We experience it in our workplaces, our families and even (gasp) in our churches. When two or more gather together, conflict will surely emerge. Thankfully, the Bible says in Matthew 18:20, “When two or three gather together because they are mine, I am there among them” (NLT). God knows we will... -Read More


Vows: Will You Love Me in The Rain?

“I, Patricia, do take you, Patrick, to be my lawfully wedded husband, to live together in the holy estate of matrimony; to love, honor, respect, trust, cherish, encourage and support you according to God’s holy ordinance forsaking all others and keeping myself only unto you, for better or worse, for richer or poorer, in... -Read More


Letting Go and Trusting God

“Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like sharp arrows in a warrior’s hands” (Psalm 127:3-4 NLT). Almost Time to Fly Last month my eldest son went into the world on his own; for the first time he will be completely... -Read More


Receiving God’s Perfect Gift Means No Returns

Proverbs 18:22 states “The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord.” I can say that I have truly found a treasure. I think from the first time I really met her I was in love. I remember what our pre-marriage counselor, Stephan Tchividjian, said, “Your spouse... -Read More


God’s To-Do List for Marriage

“I, Patricia, do take you, Patrick, to be my lawfully wedded husband, to live together in the Holy Estate of Matrimony; to love, honor, respect, trust, cherish, encourage, and support you according to God’s Holy ordinance …” At a monthly Living Waters Counseling how-to-do-life seminar, my good friend, Dr. Norman Wise, painted perhaps the... -Read More


The History of Diamond Engagement Rings

Summer is the season for weddings, and today, having a diamond engagement or wedding ring is virtually a given. But, it wasn’t always that way. The custom and use of engagement rings dates back to the ancient Romans and Greeks. The rings were placed on the fourth finger as it was once believed that... -Read More


The Holy Estate of Matrimony

Installment five in the marriage vows series. “I, Patricia, take you, Patrick, to be my lawfully wedded husband, to live together in the holy estate of matrimony…” The word holy means divine, set apart, sacred. Estate is a state of being, and matrimony is, of course, marriage. Marriage was the first institution that God... -Read More