This is an excellent post by my friend, Bishop Joe Mattera. Check it out on the link below … http://josephmattera.org/ten-things-pastors-wish-their-congregations-understood-about-them/Read more "TEN THINGS PASTORS WISH THEIR CONGREGATIONS UNDERSTOOD ABOUT THEM"
“In a recent study conducted by ChristianMingle.com, Christian singles between the ages of 18 to 59 were asked, “Would you have sex before marriage?” The response? Sixty-three percent of the single Christian respondents indicated yes. In my 30 years of youth and adult ministry experience, this is as unfiltered, direct and honest as a question and answer can be. It […]Read more "Singles and Sexual Atheism"
Last night, my wife Susie and I had a great time speaking together at a special event at VALLEY Christian Church that we call, “Marriage Matters”. Crazy to see the room packed on a Friday night with couples who simply want to see their marriages grow from good to great! The topic last night was, […]Read more "The Goal of Marriage"
Last Sunday, at VALLEY Christian Church, I taught on the story of Gideon from Judges 6 & 7. It’s an amazing story where God gives Gideon’s army the victory despite being outnumbered 450 to 1! Gideon was victorious even though he had an Underdog mentality that said, “The Odds Are Against Me”. The climax of […]Read more "Monkey See, Monkey Do"
Never before have I read a single article containing so much truth about marriage while uncovering cultural presuppositions that are ruining marriages today. Tim Keller‘s article is a “Must Read” for every married person (and those who might some day be). You can read this insightful and practical article “You Never Marry The Right Person” […]Read more "You Never Marry The Right Person"
Really excited about another Marriage Matters gathering tonight at VALLEY Christian Church. This time, we’ve fielded questions for the last week or so online and my wife, Susie and I, are prepping Biblical and practical answers both from our own 23 years of marriage as well as two decades of pastoring. Here’s a sample of […]Read more "Marriage Q&A"
Tomorrow, my wife Susie and I will celebrate our 23rd wedding anniversary. It’s always a day to look back on God’s goodness and blessings in our lives and look forward to the rest of our life together. With that in mind, here’s a list of 5 Politically Incorrect Reasons We’re Still Happily Married: 1. We’re […]Read more "5 Politically Incorrect Reasons We’re Still Happily Married"
Tomorrow is a HUGE day in the life of my family and for me personally as a father. My wife and I (along with other family members) will watch our oldest daughter, Michaela, walk across a stage and graduate from Lourdes High School. The last few weeks and months have been a confluence of many […]Read more "Letting Go"
A friend recently shared these simple words by Charles R. Swindoll with me and I thought they were just too good to not pass along: He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but he who walks wisely will be delivered. Proverbs 28:26 “This may shock you, but I believe the single most […]Read more "The Single Most Significant Decision"
WARNING: Indecisive & wishy-washy Christian men may find this post hard to read. Over the years, I’ve found myself in the middle of too many sticky marriage situations as a pastor. These are always very awkward and uncomfortable for the couple but probably the most for the third person in the room, the pastor. It […]Read more "Indecisive Christian Men"