Sometimes You Have To Throw Things

Series: Does it ever seem like every couple around you has it all together, while you can't even agree on what's for dinner? Wanna know the secret?

Today: As long as you think your spouse owes you, your marriage will be all about keeping score. That destroys intimacy. It destroys love. But what are we supposed to do about our hopes, dreams and desires?

It's Mutual

Series: Does it ever seem like every couple around you has it all together, while you can't even agree on what's for dinner? Wanna know the secret?

Today: We all enter into marriage with hopes, dreams, and desires. They create expectations. But when you put those expectations onto your spouse, it turns your marriage into a debt/debtor relationship. Your relationship becomes marked by the belief that your spouse owes you something. So, how do you keep your hopes, dreams, and desires from becoming expectations?

Nothing

Series: Does it ever seem like every couple around you has it all together, while you can't even agree on what's for dinner? Wanna know the secret?

Today: A great marriage doesn't happen by accident. It requires care and regular maintenance. But sometimes we don't want to make the effort. As long as it's not broken, do we really need to talk about it?

 

Thinkin' it through

Series: What Do You Really Want? What do you want in 2018? Is it a what? Is it a who? Maybe it’s a state of mind. Are you sure it’s what you really want? Let’s figure it out together.

Week 4: What you naturally want is often in conflict with what you ultimately value. But your heavenly Father knows what you need. He wants for you what you really want. So, how do you put aside those natural wants and pursue what you ultimately value?

Last Things First

Series: What Do You Really Want? What do you want in 2018? Is it a what? Is it a who? Maybe it’s a state of mind. Are you sure it’s what you really want? Let’s figure it out together.

Week 3: What do you want? What do you really want? We'll never get what we really want until we discover what is most valuable. And what we naturally want is often in conflict with what we ultimately value. So, in order to figure out what you really want, you have to figure out what you value.

Don't Be Deceived

Series: What Do You Really Want? What do you want in 2018? Is it a what? Is it a who? Maybe it’s a state of mind. Are you sure it’s what you really want? Let’s figure it out together.

Week 2: We'll never get what we really want until we discover what is most valuable. But choosing what's valuable isn't natural. We've all had the experience of getting what we naturally want, only to discover it's not what is most valuable---it's not what we ultimately want. But how do we avoid being deceived by our short-term desires?

Careful What You Want For

Series: What Do You Really Want? What do you want in 2018? Is it a what? Is it a who? Maybe it’s a state of mind. Are you sure it’s what you really want? Let’s figure it out together.

Week 1: We all have wants. But actually, getting what we want can be tricky…and even dangerous. It usually leaves us wanting more. If what we want leads to a cycle of wanting more and more, maybe we want the wrong things. So, what do you want?

The World Did

Series: Who needs Christmas? Seriously who needs it? Well, as it turns out, we all do.

Today: You may find the events surrounding the birth of Jesus a bit unbelievable. If so, you're not alone. But when you hear the entire story--the back story-- well... the whole thing is really quite remarkable.

The Heart of the Matter

SERIES: Guardrails. They’re everywhere, whether we need them to be or not. The thing about guardrails is that we don’t need them…until we do. And when we need one, it can be the difference between life and death. 

TODAY: THE HEART OF THE MATTER It's vital to erect guardrails around our hearts because an unguarded heart can overpower our most guarded behavior.

Money Matters

SERIES: Guardrails. They’re everywhere, whether we need them to be or not. The thing about guardrails is that we don’t need them…until we do. And when we need one, it can be the difference between life and death. 

TODAY: MONEY MATTERS When it comes to our finances, it's easy to cross the line into the danger zone. That's why it's essential to establish guardrails against greed.

Forever Yours

SERIES: Guardrails. They’re everywhere, whether we need them to be or not. The thing about guardrails is that we don’t need them…until we do. And when we need one, it can be the difference between life and death. 

TODAY: FOREVER YOURS Guardrails keep vehicles from straying into dangerous or off limit areas. We need personal guardrails so we don't stray into areas of life that can harm us or the people we love. If there's one area in which personal guardrails are most needed but also most resisted, it's in our relationships.

Proximity

SERIES: Guardrails. They’re everywhere, whether we need them to be or not. The thing about guardrails is that we don’t need them…until we do. And when we need one, it can be the difference between life and death. 

TODAY: PROXIMITY Have you ever met someone that later you wish you'd never met? Is there a person you wish your husband, wife, son, or daughter have never met? Sometimes people are our greatest regrets because they influence us to ignore our guardrails and step into the danger zone.

Direct and Protect

SERIES: Guardrails. They’re everywhere, whether we need them to be or not. The thing about guardrails is that we don’t need them…until we do. And when we need one, it can be the difference between life and death. 

TODAY: DIRECT AND PROTECT Guardrails are designed to keep vehicles from straying into dangerous or off-limit areas. They minimize damage by keeping us in the safety zone. But the highway isn’t the only place we need guardrails.

When Dreams Can't Come True

Series: Humble shepherd. Giant-slayer. Gifted poet. Mighty warrior. Flawed man. Legendary leader. Davis is one of history's most famous kings. But more importantly, he was a man after God's own heart.

Week Five:  Plans are great. Reality is greater. Reality wins. Things don't always go as planned. Some dreams don't come true. So what do you do when you discover your dream can't come true?

The Great King

Series: Humble shepherd. Giant-slayer. Gifted poet. Mighty warrior. Flawed man. Legendary leader. Davis is one of history's most famous kings. But more importantly, he was a man after God's own heart.

Week Four:  Few things are as repulsive as a leader, parent, boss, or politician who leverages influence for his or her benefit to the neglect of those he or she is responsible for. Few things are as inspiring as a leader who says no to himself or herself in order to say yes to those for whom he or she is responsible. So how can we lead well when authority is placed in our hands?

The Abigail Way

Series: Humble shepherd. Giant-slayer. Gifted poet. Mighty warrior. Flawed man. Legendary leader. Davis is one of history's most famous kings. But more importantly, he was a man after God's own heart.

Week Three: The way of God isn't appealing when we have been wronged by someone else. Our natural urge is to try to get even. We want to wrong the people who wrong us as a way of getting payback. That seems just. It seems fair. But does it solve anything? Maybe there's a better way.