All in God's plans for you

Complementarianism in Marriage & Golf

Complementarianism is a $20 word used to describe how men and women are to work together in marriage, in ministry and in the body of Christ.  It is a buzz topic these days in Christian circles.  I believe that there is a fair amount of confusion surrounding the topic and today, I’d like to walk through what God says about our roles in marriage and in the body of Christ. 

The Best Gift

I think that what I feel about my children is kind of like what God must feel with us.  He has no needs, but He loves spending time with us.  As I consider what God wants from us this Christmas, I am sure that His answer is the same as Jody’s and my classic answer to our kids, “You!”  And God wants you too! 

BACK TO THE FUTURE: Marriage Advice

I am feeling very nostalgic, probably because it is the season.  It is the time of the year that we look back and give thanks for all that God has done in our lives.  And this is exactly what I have found myself doing.  I've been looking at old pictures of Jody and I, our life together, our three beautiful children, and past holidays spent with family and friends.  My conclusion is that God has richly blessed my family!  I know this from my 2017 vantage point, but I didn't always know this to be true.  I wish there was a way I could go back and encourage my younger self in the faith!  

Love and Respect

God knew that inside each man and woman there would live a struggle.  This struggle would revolve around issues inside a man’s heart and in a women’s mind.  God knew men would have little difficulty loving themselves and that women would desire to rule over their husband.  I do not for a minute believe that either struggle was shocking to God.  He created Adam and Eve and fellowshipped with them as they lived in the Garden of Eden.

Got My Bags Packed!

Now, I love a spontaneous adventure as much as the next girl, but I don't want the entirety of my life to be such.  Jody and I do and have discussed the plans for almost everything.  Early on, we discussed what concepts did we wanted our children to embrace during their childhood and what holiday traditions did we want to incorporate into our family in order to bring a sense of family unity and a dependence on God.  Later, we discussed what joint physical fitness goals we wanted and what financial security goals we believed we needed, and we discussed how each would contribute to meet this accomplishment.