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Mutual Submission and Marriage

I knew it was going to happen sooner or later. I had been hoping for later. But it took place right out of the gate. On the very first week of a six-week marriage class, someone asked me about the dreaded S-word. How do we understand submission given the social norms we see today? So …

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The Big Picture of Marriage

Have you ever attended a wedding in a garden? I’ve had the privilege of officiating several of them. It’s beautiful … as long as the weather cooperates. Now, Kelly and I would have never been brave enough to plan an outdoor wedding. We both value control—or at least the illusion of control—too highly to plan …

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7 Reasons Weekly Worship is Vital

Central Indiana woke up to our first semi-substantial snowfall of 2016 this morning. And, while I don’t expect many to relate to what I’m about to say, I’m going to say it anyway. Sunday snow stinks! Any other day of the week, no problem. If it snows on Tuesday, we cancel school and everyone is happy. …

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My Favorite Resources

How do I live what I believe? I have always been interested in the intersection of life and faith, making practical the abstract, attempting to live with meaning, and making sense of what I observe in the world around me. I am convicted that what I believe in my mind and heart affects how I view …

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Responding to Change, Part 2

Several weeks ago, I wrote about a major change I was preparing to experience. I was leaving the familiar (i.e., safe, predictable, stable, comfortable) for the unknown (i.e., scary, unpredictable, uncertain, uncomfortable). At that time, I observed: “In my mind, there are two main postures I can choose to embrace toward change. I can be …

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