Tag Archives: Marriage


Theology of Marriage

My sister is getting married today, found this in my seminary papers, posting here in their honor. The pastoral care giver is often asked counsel to married people around them and premarital counseling practice.  I want to share a brief … Continue reading

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Think Orange: Family

Think Orange continues to emphasize the value of family in the role of the spiritual development in the lives of the children. Parents have a role that is as critical as the church’s role when it comes to influencing the … Continue reading

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Think Orange: Church

Think Orange continues (from yesterday’s blog post) in discussing the church. He builds a strong case that the church has a sacred role that we often wander away from. Using word pictures from the temple, he states that the church … Continue reading

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REPOST: What should an Ideal Pastor’s Wife Be?

Came across a post today by Ron Edmonson on the Seven Qualities to Look for in a Pastor’s Wife.  He lists seven characteristics that he believes are in the ideal Pastor’s wife: Your biggest supporter. Obedient to the call of … Continue reading

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Book Review: As for Me and My Crazy House

  As for Me and My Crazy House I was asked to review this book by a friend and have been pleasantly surprised by finding a rather strong book that has been broken up into several smaller chapters that are … Continue reading

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Money Matters: Parents not comfortable teaching kids about money

Parents uncomfortable discussing money with their kids. Reading through my blogs, and news apps, I discovered this article from Forbes giving details of a survey of why Parents don’t teach their kids about money matters.  Here’s an excerpt of their … 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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