Q & A

How should my spouse and I handle disagreements?

How should my spouse and I handle disagreement? To answer this, let me give you three tips on what NOT to do. First, do not avoid the situation. When you stuff or repress unresolved conflict, your stomach keeps the score. “Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful” (Proverbs 27:6). Second, don’t practice appeasement. When one person gives in all the time, his or her heart becomes like a smoldering rag ready to be ignited by self-pity. Third, don’t... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

Do I have fighting with my spouse to look forward to?

Do I have fighting with my spouse to look forward to? I hope you knew this before you got married, but if you didn’t, it is still important to remember. Your spouse, no matter how wonderful they seemed during your courtship, is not perfect. Here’s some more news, neither are you. Young couples often go into marriage with unrealistic expectations. You will have disagreements and disappointments. But you can do some things to avoid serious problems. When you have problems, don’t ignore them,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

Should premarital counseling be mandatory?

Should premarital counseling be mandatory? Premarital counseling is receiving tremendous attention these days. Unfortunately, what some couples are seeking is legal counsel for a prenuptial agreement. While God’s instruction book has the guidelines for sustaining your marriage, man’s instruction books only have the guidelines for dissolving it. Young, starry-eyed couples think their love boat will be smooth sailing, but they abandon ship at the first sign of rough weather. Please acknowledge... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

What does submission in marriage mean?

What does submission in marriage mean? The model for husband and wife relationships is found in Ephesians 5:25. Husbands are to love their wives as Christ loved the church and be willing to lay down their lives for them. So, it is a self-sacrificial love, and the husband should put the wife first and look out for her and protect her. In Ephesians 5:22, it says that wives are to be in submission to their husband, that does not mean that she is a doormat; it means that a woman is submitting to... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

What does it mean to have an advocate in Jesus Christ?

What does it mean to have an advocate in Jesus Christ? Advocate is just a fancy term for a lawyer, someone who pleads your case before the bar or justice. John writes, “If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous” (I John 2:1). Jesus goes before God on our behalf and says, “Father, I know they are sinners, but they have repented and My blood has cleansed them. They belong to Me.” Actually, we have two divine advocates. The Holy Spirit is the advocate... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

What evidence is there that the Bible is in fact God's Word?

What evidence is there that the Bible is in fact God's Word? I want to give you five reasons to affirm the Bible is the Word of God. First, I believe the Bible is the Word of God because of its scientific accuracy. The Truth of the Word of God tells us that God “hangeth the earth upon nothing” (Job 26:7). How did Job know that the earth hung in space before the age of modern astronomy and space travel? The Holy Spirit told him. The scientists of Isaiah’s day didn’t know the topography of... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015