Category Archives: Marriage


Book Review: Girls Uncovered

In an earlier post, I talked extensively about Teen Mom and Abstinence Argument, in which I discussed several factors why birth control isn’t the best idea for the heart and soul for teens who bear the brunt of emotional scarring … Continue reading

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Unrealistic Expectations of a Youth Ministry Spouse

Saw this post today from Benjermcveigh.com and thought it would be good to share a bit of this story with you.  I hope it resonates with you and your ministry: Assuming and expecting that a youth pastor’s spouse will always … Continue reading

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Confidentiality Series

Confidentiality Series Recap Basics of Confidentiality When To Break Confidentiality: Breaking Confidentiality w. Fellow Staff Breaking Confidentiality with Your Spouse Breaking Confidentiality with Parents

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Breaking Confidentiality: Your Spouse Needs to Know

Not Seduced by Secrets When asked, “Can you keep a secret?” it means you are about to get hit with some pretty deep material.  Never promise to keep a secret.  In most cases you have an obligation to get help … Continue reading

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#SYMC Last Session 2012

Tim Timmonds If you want to pray for revival. Draw a three foot circle on the floor and get inside it. Then pray for all inside the circle. Tony Miles Discouragement in ministry. God had called him to his church. … Continue reading

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#SYMC General Session 5

Great show planned tonight. Simplyyouthministry.tvsimply youth min. tv Josh Griffin Airtime I wish I knew: Stories of hurt. Pain. What I wish I knew how foolish things turned bad. But sounded good at the time. I didn’t know God would … Continue reading

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How to Preach: When Your Gifting is Elsewhere

My Story: I was not formally trained in my early years of ministry to do much of “ministry.”  That is, I had never taken a course in public speaking, homiletics or anything else that prepared me to speak in front … Continue reading

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How to Preach: Taking the Time to Thrive

Sermon Preparation Outline In all of ministry, getting a weekly cadence down is tough, but creating a schedule and a sacred rhythm for your weekly preparation will help you create strong messages.  You will only begin to thrive if you … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Failure of Nerve

  Friedman’s Failure of Nerve is a book that is incomplete as the author passed away unexpectedly in the middle of his completion of this volume.  What has been completed is excellent.  The resource for leadership is not another of … Continue reading

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Marriage Series

Here are the links to my four post marriage series.  I created this a few weeks ago, but other posts were also posted which pushed these into the shadows. Marriage 1: Covenant Marriage 2: Grace Marriage 3: Intimacy Marriage 4: … Continue reading

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