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Close friends are a great blessing, and you need to keep investing in those relationships after you’re married. But where should your priority be? Should a wife be closer to another woman than her husband – or a husband closer to...

Life gets busy. Temptations come. Distractions happen. In the middle of it all, how can you stay best friends with your spouse? Grace and Pastor Mark talk about how you can be intentional with your husband or wife through a ministry...

Many struggle with the fifth commandment, which says, “Honor your father and mother.” (Exodus 20:12) There are some people who barely know their parents. Others have painful relationships them. So how does a person honor a mother or father who has...

You need to know how to recognize false teaching about the Trinity so you don’t find yourself in the wrong church, worshiping the wrong God. As I share in the video above, what the Bible teaches about there being one God...

Catholics or Protestants? Lutherans, Baptists or Presbyterians? There are so many schools of thought when it comes to Scripture. How do you know whose interpretation is right? As a former Catholic boy, I always say that when you’re talking with your...

It’s a challenge for all parents: How do you give your kids the time and attention they need and still make sure your marriage grows stronger? Rising divorce rates and so many kids growing up in broken homes show the...

When we’re in pain or struggling to cope with a problem we’re facing, sometimes we make promises to God. “God, if You do this for me, I promise I will do this for You.” But in Matthew 5:34, Jesus tells us...

Years ago, my family and I went on vacation to a place with an enormous pool. It was great for kids because it had a huge shallow end where they could paddle. At the other end, the water was so...

It seems obvious that sins aren’t all equal. Let me put it this way: If your neighbor coveted your possessions, that’s a sin. If your neighbor hired a U-Haul, threw all your stuff in the back, and drove away, that’s a...

A good rule of thumb is to always interpret obscure passages of Scripture through the lens of clear ones. And that's especially helpful when answering the question, "Did Jesus go to hell after his death?" As I share above, Christ's words...

Scripture is very clear about the nature and existence of hell. But as I shared above, hell isn't something God delights in–it’s a warning meant to drive a sinful world into His merciful and loving arms. For more biblical resources and...

In a lot of ways, worship music reflects the culture of the day. But what ultimately matters is the attitude of your heart and the object of your praise. As I share above, it’s important to not turn our worship preferences...