Relationships

Marriage See, Marriage Do

Research shows parents may have more to do with marriages than first thought. Two ways parents influence marriages Presently: How they behave as in-laws (or outlaws). Growing Up: What they taught us about marriage by either active teaching or modeling (the more powerful contributor). “Kids learn more from example than from anything you say;... -Read More


Learn to Resolve Conflict and Deepen Relationships This Summer

Conflict styles Many of us did not grow up seeing our parents argue. As a result, any argument feels like the end of the relationship. In an effort to maintain the relationship, some individuals try to escape conflict through denial, flight or simply giving up on the relationship or themselves. While these responses may... -Read More


Holding A Mirror To Our Marriages

Recently a prominent church leader once again has had to resign due to infidelity. On June 21, Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church Pastor Tullian Tchividjian admitted to moral failure, acknowledging his actions disqualify him from continuing to serve as senior pastor or preach from the pulpit, and he resigned. People like to call it a moral... -Read More


How Division Can Ruin Relationships

Scripture tells us that “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and a house divided against itself falls” ( Luke 11:17). Is it any wonder Satan would attack families, friends and neighbors in this very way? He knows the way to collapse or undermine something is by ultimately dividing it. His strategy... -Read More


Who Wants Marriage Anyway?

  A 2014 Pew Research Center survey asked which of the following statements came closer to the beliefs of their respondents: Society is better off if people make marriage and having children a priority. Society is just as well off if people have other priorities other than marriage and children. Survey says… 46 percent... -Read More


Calvary Chapel: One Year Later

The past year has been an unprecedented one for Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale and its regional campuses. It was one year ago that Pastor Bob Coy resigned his position as the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel. A month later, after much prayer and seeking God’s will for the future of our church, the Board... -Read More


Motherless

Mother’s Day is a time when we remember and celebrate mom. However, for many people this day is rather difficult. For some it is a reminder of a broken dream of being a mother. For others it is bittersweet as they remember a loving mom who is no longer with them. But there is... -Read More


Do It for Denmark

Denmark is asking couples to take a romantic holiday vacation and enjoy the benefits of marriage. They hired a travel company to come up with the advertising campaign “Do It For Denmark.” Couples who register, fly to a romantic city (which statistically improves the chances of conception) and conceive a child become eligible for... -Read More


The Open Door is Working to Break the Cycle of Teen Pregnancy

Teen pregnancy is an issue in the U.S. that wounds teen mothers, their children and taxpayers. The Open Door is building partnerships in South Florida to address the needs of the teens and their children while saving tax payer’s dollars. The guiding verse undergoing The Open Door is Revelations 3:20, “Here I am! I... -Read More


Saying Something… by Saying Nothing

Accusers were lined up before Pontius Pilate, all false witnesses telling stories meant to condemn Jesus to death. There was no one to defend Him, no advocate. This was legal murder. “But Jesus answered him not one word”(Matthew 27:14). His personal defense was…to say nothing. Jesus could see four crowds surrounding Him. The first... -Read More