How to Partner Together and Increase Marital Satisfaction

How to Partner Together and Increase Marital Satisfaction

During this “Partnered in Marriage” series we observed the Ideal Family in Genesis 1-2 and saw that God blessed both the man and woman with mutual commands and responsibilities. We also examined the Fallen Family of Genesis 3 and following where united harmony broke...
Divided No More

Divided No More

Chad and I sometimes talk about how it would be so much easier in our family (it seems) for him to exercise singular dominion, and for me to simply turn towards him in agreement. (Of course that could also be “the grass is greener…”) It is honestly hard to wage...
Renewed Partnership

Renewed Partnership

I will never forget praying among the millions of Hindu pilgrims in India who journeyed to Allahabad during the Maha Kumbh Mela. Millions came to dip in the Ganges River, hoping and trusting to have their sins washed away. They chant, “Behold the Mother Ganga who...
Power Violated by Humanity

Power Violated by Humanity

In the last post, we discussed how God mutually shared power with the man and woman by giving them mutual blessings and responsibilities. In this post, we will discover what happened to power and “power distance” due to the Fall. The perversion of power that began at...
Broken and Divided

Broken and Divided

Twenty Indian church planters crammed into our small apartment. Heat poured in from the blistering sun and body sweat created quite the aroma. Though hot, the fifteen male church planters and the five female church planters engaged in the teaching with eager energy....
Unleashing Equal Strength

Unleashing Equal Strength

We said “I do” and lived happily ever after. Well, not really… “I cried much of our first year of marriage believing I had made a mistake.” – Leslie “Usually I had the reputation of building people up. But with my wife, I felt that I was the reason for so much...