Here’s how the challenge works. Every day for the next 30 days, you will pray in a specific way for your wife. We have provided related articles and Bible verses for you to study and pray over your wife.
Genesis 2:24 teaches that when a man leaves his parents to marry a wife, they then become one flesh. Thus, since the two souls are joined, what makes one happy will make the union happy. Here are 8 ways to pursue godly peace and love with your wife.
In the Bible, a concubine was a woman acquired by a man as a secondary wife. Her purpose was to provide a male heir in the case of a barren wife, to provide more children in general to enhance the family’s workforce and wealth, and to satisfy the man’s sexual desires. A concubine was endowed with rights and protections by Hebrew law but was not equal in status to a wife.
Many biblical heroes of the faith define manhood with conviction and determination, faith and fortitude, strength and resolve, vibrancy and vitality. Together, they define the kind of man who follows Jesus Christ wholeheartedly, and loves others well, no matter what—until his dying day.
Few men have a band of brothers. In fact, many men have no close male friends at all. And, if they do, those close friends probably don’t worship together on Sundays. So, how can a church help men develop close friendships with other Christian men? David Dusek recommends the Rough Cut Men Movie Experience.
There is an interesting and perhaps convicting illustration of both friendship and accountability found in Proverbs 27:17, “Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” (NASB). In Old Testament times, one iron blade was used to sharpen another blade until both became more effective tools. This visual aid of a common implement of work or war provides a practical model for many human relationships.
What we’re thinking about defines us. Paul encourages us: “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
After a war, a ravaged hospital was trying to serve 24,000 without electricity. Anesthesia machines wouldn’t function, and physicians were operating with flashlights in their mouths. How can this and many other ambitious missions succeed? Here are four critical lessons on focus.
Maybe you’ve been stuck in a career or some other pursuit you felt you couldn’t turn down. Maybe you’ve wrapped your hands so tightly around your life that you can’t even receive from God. It’s okay. You can let go. You’ll be amazed at what God will do when you realize He doesn’t need you. Instead, He just wants you.