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Topic: Marriage & Family

Key Connections

Key Connections (October 13, 2017)

What’s the Purpose of Pastors? (Tim Challies, Challies.com) The Bible assures us that pastors exist to shepherd God’s people in local churches until Christ returns (1 Peter 5:1-5). The calling of the pastor is inextricably tied to the biblical metaphor of a shepherd tending to his flock of sheep. How the […]

Infertile

Four Truths for the Infertile Married Couple

As Christians experiencing the pain and heartache of infertility, my husband and I have come to see Sarah and Abraham as dear friends. We would love to chat with them over a cup of coffee; we wonder what our conversations would be like if we asked them about their experiences. […]

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Key Connections (September 15, 2017)

4 Lies that Cause Pastors to Neglect their Families (Jamie Owens, 9 Marks) Among young pastors and church planters, there’s no less than a deluge of pressure to give every waking moment to our churches, to the neglect of our families. But brothers, it should never be so. We Should Always Take […]

local church

Why At-Home Moms Need the Local Church

A few months ago I met a woman who was new to my city. We met at a popular play place for our kids and talked about the transition to a new town. While I moved here before I had kids, I know what it’s like to be newer to […]

grandchildren

10 Things Your Children and Grandchildren Need To Know About You

What do your children and grandchildren know about you? I don’t mean where you were born, and what school you went to, interesting though that might be. What do they know about what God has been doing in your life and what he is doing right now? Some years ago, […]

marriage

Five Ways Jesus Transformed My Marriage

“I have never been more mean in my life since being married,” I said to him. These words were not spewed in the midst of an argument or disagreement; rather, my husband and I were enjoying time together. I had been spending extra time in the Word seeking the Lord’s […]

kitchen

Glorify God in the Kitchen

I didn’t always love to cook. Growing up I preferred other things to all things domestic, including any time in the kitchen. As I’ve grown into adulthood, my interests have changed, and I have grown to love cooking, though I’m still learning to like baking. It’s only been recently that […]

Key Connections

Key Connections (April 27, 2017)

Beware of Broken Wolves (Joe Carter, The Gospel Coalition) These are the false teachers who use their own authenticity, pain, and brokenness to attract believers who are also suffering…Broken Wolves are a grave danger to your family and to your local congregation. Five Ways You’re Unintentionally Hurting Your Infertile Friend (Meredith […]

infertility

What Infertility Means to the Enemy

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week. For more than four years, my husband and I have walked a journey that no couple imagines they will face: infertility. We have never experienced the joys of a positive pregnancy test or holding our child in our arms. We have watched the majority of […]

Key Connections

Key Connections (March 1, 2017)

Why the Church Needs Suffering (Sarah Walton, Set Apart) Why is life so heavy for so many of those who are following Christ? Why isn’t God protecting his people? Will We Know Each Other in Heaven? (Colin Smith, Unlocking the Bible) Let’s cut to the chase with a one-word answer: Yes! The two-word […]

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Key Connections (February 22, 2017)

Love the Church You’re With, Not the Church of Your Dreams (Ricky Alcantar, The Blazing Center) You may find that some of the things you long for begin to be more evident…Or you may find that God changes your heart to appreciate what’s already there. God Uses Our Work—Even Cleaning Milk […]

marriage

Marriage for Worse, for Poorer, and in Sickness

I remember the moment I stood before my groom and recited my wedding vows. I certainly didn’t expect life to be perfect, but I assumed my marriage would be filled with more of “better” than “worse.” With stars in my eyes, and blissfully unaware of what the future would hold, […]

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Key Connections (January 25, 2017)

How to Live Under an Unqualified President (John Piper, Desiring God) Followers of Christ are not Americans first. Our first allegiance is to Jesus, and then to the God-inspired word of Scripture, the Bible. What to Do with Uncomfortable Bible Verses in the Psalms (Lianna Davis, Unlocking the Bible) As David was praying […]

family

ONE Family United: The Story of the Rumbold Family

Gary and Mary Kay Rumbold are grandparents to 35 grandchildren and five adult children. Together, they have a heart to immerse their family in the transforming truth of the gospel and leave a lasting legacy of faith. Like the Rumbolds, you can be ONE person making an exponential difference for […]

Parents and Children, Be Motivated by the Gospel

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the Lord your God gives you. (Exodus 20:12) God had miraculously brought the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt at the time when Israel received the Ten Commandments. God was setting them apart as […]

god of our fathers

The God of Our Fathers

In Moses’ great hymn of thanksgiving after the waters of the Red Sea washed over the Egyptians, he exalts his heavenly Father. But have you ever noticed that he pays tribute to his earthly father as well? I will sing to the Lord, for he is highly exalted. The horse […]

Christian marriage

Three Ways the Gospel Impacts Christian Marriage

I’m not proud of what I am about to reveal. I am an expert in bad marriages. Some people want to get married, but never get the chance. I, however, have been fortunate to get a couple of opportunities at marital bliss. In fact, I was married and divorced twice […]

Unforgivable Sin

Bible Q&A: How Do I Repent from Adultery after Remarriage?

Question: How does one repent from the sin of adultery when remarried after divorce as in the situation described in Matthew 5:32? Answer: Hi, this is Pastor Tim from Unlocking the Bible. Pastor Colin asked me to thank you for your good question and respond to you. You asked: How does […]

biblical womanhood

Three Traits of Biblical Womanhood

Over five years ago, I sat alone in a small, cold, quiet room in the back of the doctor’s office. The doctor shared with me some test results, about which I was rather hopeful and optimistic, when I heard his words: “You have a one to two percent chance of […]