Category Archives: Love

A Heart Like Mary’s–Courage

Mary must have been a very courageous young woman. She had to know that embracing God’s plan for her life would involve terrible risks. She risked the loss of her reputation, the rejection of her friends and family. She very … Continue reading

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Does God Want Me to Be Happy, or Fruitful?

“What God wants for us is happiness, joy, and freedom!” It was a passing comment made by a guest worship leader, not the main point of my pastor’s sermon, but it started me thinking: is that really accurate? Does God always want me to be happy? … Continue reading

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Week 7—Combating the Influence of the Immoral Woman on our Attitudes and in our Marriages: Proverbs 9:17 and Proverbs 5:15-21

What Class Participants said they found most thought-provoking, challenging, or helpful:  “Wow! It was all terrific. Recognizing that we are to be helping our husbands fight the enemy is central, and not always emphasized.”  “That men’s visual nature was intended … Continue reading

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Week 6–Exposing the Lies of the Adulteress: Proverbs 9:17 and Proverbs 5:15-21

What Class Participants said they found most thought-provoking, challenging, or helpful:  “As a mother or young boys, I started thinking about age-appropriate ways to introduce these topics and help them guard against sexual temptation.”  “I loved the discussion of the … Continue reading

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Week 3–Manipulation and Control vs. Asking for Help: Case studies of Biblical Women

What Class Participants said they found most thought-provoking, challenging, or helpful:  “The stories of Bible women showed how each woman’s choices affected her family, and future generations, as well as her marriage, some negatively and some positively.”  “A noble and … Continue reading

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Week 1–Bringing the Attitude of Jesus to Marriage: Philippians 2:3-11

In the fall, I taught a women’s Bible study based on material from my current work in progress, A Wife of Valor: Your Strategic Importance in God’s Battle Plan. This seven-week course focused on teaching women to more effectively partner with their husbands … Continue reading

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A Heart Like Mary’s–Joy

“My soul exalts the Lord, And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave; For behold, from this time on all generations will count me blessed. For the … Continue reading

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A Heart Like Mary’s–Courage

Mary must have been a very courageous young woman. She had to know that embracing God’s plan for her life would involve terrible risks. She risked the loss of her reputation, the rejection of her friends and family. She very … Continue reading

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A Heart Like Mary’s–Faith

After the angel tells Mary that her relative Elizabeth is pregnant with John the Baptist, she goes immediately to the hill country of Judah to visit her. As soon as Mary’s greeting reaches her ears, Elizabeth’s baby leaps in her … Continue reading

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If You Knew You Could Not Fail

“What would you attempt if you knew you could never fail?” The words seemed to leap off the page of the Bible Study I’ve been working through on Romans 8. My immediate answer was, “That’s easy! I would finish the book I’m working on and pitch … Continue reading

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