Aaron Ivey says a lot of people look at their lives and ask how it works. How does a writer and podcaster help a pastor fulfill his vocation? How does a pastor help with a writer and podcaster? How do they complement each another?
In this week’s Pastoral Tip, Aaron Ivey offers advice to fellow pastors on how not to let the ministry overtake your family life. Aaron is the worship pastor at Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas. His wife, Jamie, is host of the popular Christian podcast, “Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey.” Last year, they wrote …
This National Marriage Week, author John Trent talks about how to give and live “The Blessing!” to your spouse.
This week is National Marriage Week, with Valentine’s Day in the midst of it. It’s a great time to pause, take a breath, and do two things – celebrate marriage itself and Bless your wife.
When ministry leaders put the spotlight on what has great impact, things will start to change. As the marriages of your church go, so goes your church.
Pastor Kevin A. Thompson recently took time to talk about how to pastor couples into becoming better friends, partners & lovers.
Pastor Pastor Kevin A. Thompson recently took time to talk about how pastors can maintain a strong marriage while dealing with the many demands of their vocation.
Marriage is a sacred covenant that is a legal, public, and binding agreement. Just as you wouldn’t sign on the dotted line if you knew the car salesman was shady, you most definitely shouldn’t sign if you think the one you are marrying is hollow in character.
Those who follow the high calling to the pastorate and who invest their lives in shepherding God’s people often find themselves depleted, with little left over to invest in their own marriages. Intensive marriage counseling through Focus on the Family’s Hope Restored can help.
These three elements of premarital counseling should strengthen your church and help the newlyweds honor marriage more vigilantly.