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Marry Wisely, Marry Well discussed on Family Life Radio today

Posted on May 8th, 2017 · Posted in Marriage, Uncategorized

Ernie Baker, author of Marry Wisely, Marry Well is being interviewed on Family Life Radio today! Follow the link below to listen. www.familylifetoday.com/program/building-a-relationship/  

How’s Your Relationship?

Posted on February 15th, 2017 · Posted in Marriage

Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone. Gifts were given. Some carefully planned and thoughtful, others, not so much. The flowers are in their vases, the chocolate has been enjoyed, the calendar has a new date. But the most important question still remains. How is your relationship? Did last night help to make it stronger? Do doubts still remain? Did the new morning bring new worries? The answers to these questions are found in the relationship that matters most – your relationship with God. Knowing and loving God gives significance.. read more

Valentine’s Day – an expression of…

Posted on February 13th, 2017 · Posted in Holidays, Marriage

Flowers, chocolates, jewelry, romantic dinners — just a few of the symbols of that are expressions of the national day of love. As enjoyable as these tokens are, unless they express God’s meaning of love, they last but for the moment. Without the substance of love rooted in the truth of the Author of love, disappointment, frustration and broken dreams can be all that remains once the calendar changes to February 15th. Being human in a fallen world is a challenge. Being in human relationships only makes the challenge greater… read more

Do you listen well?

Posted on October 7th, 2016 · Posted in Communication, Marriage, Parenting

You give your wife flowers and say you love her, but she remains distant. You apologize to your teenager for being angry and tell him you love him, but the barriers are still up. You give your middle-schooler an expensive birthday present with a note that says “I love you”, yet her smile is only half-hearted. Is the answer more flowers, a bigger and better present, a more sincere apology? Probably not. However, there is one thing you can do that will demonstrate the genuineness of your love. You can.. read more

Last Chance

Posted on August 28th, 2016 · Posted in Marriage

Pre-order Pricing Ends Monday for Marry Wisely, Marry Well Marry Wisely, Marry Well teaches Christian young people how to start building a future marriage house even before beginning a relationship. It helps them learn to make a wise choice of a spouse, and how to start preparing for a future relationship that is truly built on Christ. 40% Pre-order Discount Ends Monday

A better way

Posted on August 18th, 2016 · Posted in Culture, Marriage

Humans always seem to have a better way. If there is a law, there has to be a way around it. If there is a barrier, it must be broken. If there is a plan, an alternative must be found. This pretty much sums up human history. In the garden there were only two trees in all of creation that were off limits. So, Satan had a better way and tempted Eve with the injustice of such an unfair restriction. Abel honored God in a way than Cain did not… read more

School and your marriage

Posted on August 16th, 2016 · Posted in Marriage

It is time for school. There are multiple lists to check: clothing, textbooks, supplies, transportation, after-school activities and more. You know the drill.  However, there is one important matter that you don’t want to overlook – your marriage. The challenges of school are hard on a marriage. Time, relationship,and communication  can be consumed by the demands of school.  The relationship between mom and dad can easily shift into one where scheduling and time pressure become the main focus. Is your marriage ready for school? Don’t be afraid to ask the.. read more

New release from Shepherd Press!

Posted on July 1st, 2016 · Posted in Marriage

Pre-order for 40% off Marry Wisely, Marry Well

What is love?

Posted on February 11th, 2016 · Posted in Marriage, Parenting, Shaping Influences

What is love? Valentine’s Day is almost here. It is time to show your love, at least that is what the ads are proclaiming with seemingly every billboard, TV commercial, radio spot or magazine cover you see. Flowers, chocolates, jewelry, teddy bears and related items are the order of the day. But do these things really show what love means? The Holy Spirit’s gift of love will cost much more than any of the items listed above. The Holy Spirit’s idea of love will cost you your life. Here are.. read more

Is your marriage ready for school?

Posted on August 10th, 2015 · Posted in Marriage, Parenting

It is August and summer is practically over. It is time to get ready for school again. There are multiple lists to check: clothing, textbooks, supplies, transportation, after-school activities and more. You know the drill.  However, there is one important matter that you don’t want to overlook – your marriage. The challenges of school are hard on a marriage. Time, relationship,and communication  can be consumed by the demands of school.  The relationship between mom and dad can easily shift into one where scheduling and time pressure become the main focus… read more

Sex is designed by God for Marriage

Posted on July 4th, 2015 · Posted in Criticism_, Current Events, Marriage, Teenagers

“This is where you must start in teaching your children about sex. Sex is not fundamentally a biological, physiological activity. Sexuality is a necessary aspect of God’s purpose for man to occupy and control the earth for the glory of God. (Genesis 1:26-28) All of the physiological phenomena that happens to the human body while engaging in sexual activity is expressly designed by God to remind husbands and wives that they have been called to unity, intimacy and procreation in their mission to have dominion over the earth. Sexual activity.. read more

Parents, what does your marriage say about Jesus Christ?

Posted on July 2nd, 2015 · Posted in Marriage

Marriage is not of human origin. It did not evolve over time. Marriage became part of the human equation from the very moment of man’s creation. When Paul speaks of marriage as a one flesh relationship he says this refers to Christ and the church. Marriage is not an after-thought in man’s social development. Rather, it is designed to picture the relationship Jesus Christ has with his church. What does this mean for you as a parent? Simply this, as you live together as husband and wife you are to.. read more

Man shall not live by bread alone…

Posted on June 15th, 2015 · Posted in Culture, Marriage

In Scripture we are taught that: Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4 Thus, when God’s instruction is ignored, we can expect life not to go well. Sometimes, it takes a while for this truth to be fully grasped. One of the themes of the sexual revolution of the 1960’s is the belief that marriage is an outdated institution and certainly is not the only place for sexual activity. Fifty years later, we have arrived at the.. read more

The Gospel, the power of Christ

Posted on May 5th, 2015 · Posted in Gospel, Marriage, Parenting

The gospel is about what God has accomplished for you. It is not about what you did for God. If you make the gospel about others serving you, you distort its message. If your children see that you are upset because you are not being served, you distort the gospel message. When you and I distort the power of the gospel we fail to show its power and we fail to show the beauty of Christ! Mark 10:45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served,.. read more

Fifty Shades: A sexual assault on your daughter

Posted on February 10th, 2015 · Posted in Culture, Marriage

Let’s get one thing clear. The Fifty Shades movie opening this Valentine’s Day weekend is an assault on young women and God’s institution of marriage. Pleasure is found in pain, in yielding to the lusts of perverted men who whose desire is to dominate women. This is somehow packaged as the ultimate sexual / romantic adventure. This marketing lie appears to be effective. All indications are that this 100 minute long movie will dominate the box-office, perhaps even setting records for a Valentine’s Day weekend. For years Hollywood’s message has.. read more

New DVD Series: When Sinners Say “I Do”

Posted on October 10th, 2014 · Posted in Marriage

Shepherd Press is pleased to announce the When Sinners Say “I Do” video series. Pre-order now to receive $40 off the regular retail price of $59.95. We expect the DVDs to begin shipping in mid-December. Marriage is the union of two people who arrive at the altar toting some surprisingly large luggage. Often it gets opened right there on the honeymoon, sometimes it waits for the week after. The Bible calls it sin and understanding its influence can make all the difference for a man and a woman who are.. read more

God’s answer to domestic violence

Posted on September 12th, 2014 · Posted in Current Events, Marriage

A wife is to be treated with great respect and honor,  even if she is not as physically strong as her husband. A wife will receive the same gift of life as her husband. A wife is to be intimately understood by her husband. She is not subservient to him in any way. Husbands who fail to grasp these basic truths will have their prayers hindered by God. These are some of the things that we learn from I Peter 3:7. When husbands physically intimidate their wives, either by threat.. read more

The Morning After – How’s Your Relationship?

Posted on February 15th, 2014 · Posted in Marriage

Another Valentine’s Day has come and gone. Gifts were given. Some carefully planned and thoughtful, others, not so much. The flowers are in their vases, the chocolate has been enjoyed, the calendar has a new date. But the most important question still remains. How is your relationship? Did last night help to make it stronger? Do doubts still remain? Did the new morning bring new worries? The answers to these questions are found in the relationship that matters most – your relationship with God. Knowing  and loving God gives significance.. read more

Friendship and Marriage

Posted on February 7th, 2014 · Posted in Marriage

What Adam needed in the garden was not just a sexual partner but a companion, bone of his bones, and flesh of his flesh.,, We think of a prospective spouse as primarily a lover (or a provider), and if he or she can be a friend on top of that, well isn’t that nice! We should be going at it the other way round. Screen first for friendship. Look for someone who understands you better than you do yourself, who makes you a better person just by being around them… read more

Help your husband, honor your marriage

Posted on February 4th, 2014 · Posted in Marriage, Worldview

We have looked at the parent/child relationship as well as the husband’s relationship to the family. Now let’s take a look at the role the wife is to play in the marriage. In Genesis 1:27-28 we read that God created man, a creature unique in all of creation; he created man as male and female. Humans are unique because we were created in the image of God. Both male and female were given the same mandate at creation, the same mission statement. God did something else distinctive with the creation.. read more