7 of the Greatest Needs of a Wife

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In my years of counseling and ministering to married couples, mostly in distress, I have learned some principles that run fairly consistent within each marriage. Couples really are not that different from each other.
There are common needs most men and women bring to a marriage in order to make [...] Continue Reading…

A Message from an Old Guy to Young Parents

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I’m an old guy now.

Officially.

Not really — at least I don’t think so — but to some.

My kids are grown. Out of the house.

Recently, we were having a meeting about church activities and a young man said, “We should get some of the older people in the church involved.”

He [...] Continue Reading…

Should the Position Be Paid or Volunteer?

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I received a great question recently. 

Unfortunately, I couldn’t give a good answer. 

Or, at least, not the answer they were seeking. They wanted an answer that would solve the issue. I couldn’t give that answer. 

This individual is being asked to do a part-time job at the church plant he attends. [...] Continue Reading…

I Say This In Love…

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“I say this in love…”
You can injure a lot of people with that term.

“I say this in love” has caused a lot of damage over the years.

In marriage…
In church relationships…
In work situations…
In families…

It can be in person or online.

It’s often the start of some of the “best” gossip — [...] Continue Reading…

Why We Celebrate High Attendance Numbers

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We are celebrating our Easter number this week. It was a incredible day.

Whenever we talk about celebrating an attendance number, I hear the same questions — why celebrate a number? Do numbers really matter? Isn’t it about glorifying God — whatever the number?

Well, yes, it is about glorifying God [...] Continue Reading…

7 Ways to Attract First Chair Leaders to a Second Chair Position

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I was asked a great question recently while visiting with a group of leadership students from a nearby Christian college.

How do you attract (and keep) “first chair” type leaders into a “second chair” position?

These young leaders are ambitious. They are ready to make their mark on society. Most [...] Continue Reading…