Questions related to love
Rekindling Your “First Love” for the Lord
remember, repent, and do the “first works”
When a person receives Christ as his Savior, he experiences the delight of “first love” for the Lord. God’s Spirit witnesses with his spirit that he is a child of God (see Romans 8:16), and this newfound relationship brings great joy and freedom.
God’s Gift of Salvation
sin and judgment meet grace and mercy
Have you ever taken something that did not belong to you, told a lie, or envied someone’s possessions? What about hating another person or harboring a lustful heart? When we are honest, each of us will admit to doing wrong things.
Bless Those Who Curse You
one way to love your enemies
When we experience abuse from others, our natural response is to strike back. Pride prompts us to return hurt for hurt and insult for insult.
Meeting Your Wife’s Seven Basic Needs
loving her as Christ loves the Church
As a husband, it is your responsibility to nurture and cherish your wife, to instruct your wife, and to meet her needs. You are to love your wife as you love yourself.
Rewards for Keeping the Commands of Christ
treasures to reap when living by the words of Jesus
When we keep—that is, observe, remember, and apply—the commands of Jesus Christ, Scripture explains that many rewards will follow.
Maintain a Family Focus
investing time and love in your family
Having a family focus begins with a decision to meet the needs within the family and to build healthy relationships between the family members.
A Pathway to Freedom
finding freedom and restoration through Jesus Christ
My childhood was unpredictable. Through the influence of alcohol, violence, and abuse, those years held little stability for me, and I became depressed and lonely. When stepfathers came into my life in steady succession, weekly visits to the therapist became routine.
Balancing Biblical Principles With Love
overcoming a judgmental spirit
A thirteen-year-old girl was very bitter toward her stepfather. She believed that he showed favoritism toward others in the family. He also displayed anger toward her on many occasions, which hurt her deeply.
How a Husband’s Actions Can Preserve His Marriage
key areas of loving leadership
God gives the husband the role of authority and responsibility in the marriage covenant. He is to faithfully, lovingly lead his wife in a responsible manner, not to dominate her, but to care for and protect her.