Honoring Marriage with Truth, Not Myths
by Mike Hurt on February 19th, 2020
Marriage, established and defined by God, is a covenant relationship built on truth and promise, not fairytales or myths. If the couples in our churches are going to thrive, their marriages must be built on the promises of God, not folk theology.  Read More
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Relationship Restart
by Mike Hurt on February 18th, 2020
At our recent Relationship Restart event, we discovered and shared a few game-changing truths about marriage.   18 The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”  Genesis 2:18   It all starts here.  Your spouse is a gift from God.  God gave them to you so that you would have a partner for life.  God gave them to you so that you grow to be more l...  Read More
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Pride is a Problem
by Mike Hurt on February 17th, 2020
Long story short...the story of the Tower of Babel reminds us that pride is a problem.  In Genesis 11, we see man's potential and man's failure.  With a common speech and the same language, men and women had virtually unlimited potential.  They could create.  They could build and that is exactly what they did.  The had a grand vision to build a city that would unite them.  They also wanted to buil...  Read More
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3 Ways to Control Technology
by Mike Hurt on February 17th, 2020
From The Rebelution Thumbs swipe across an oily plate of glass. Pupils fixed on a blur of changing colors. Sans serif font writes captions underneath aesthetic coffee mugs, curly lettering, and faces crinkled with laughter at the beach.By the forty-third swipe, your brain doesn’t even bother to see what posts are saying. All you see is boredom. All you feel is your head thudding with the pound of ...  Read More
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5 Ways to Add Fun to Your Marriage
by Mike Hurt on February 12th, 2020
Where you are and what you do are simply factors in the equation, but they are not the summation of a good time. Stop looking for fun in your marriage and start creating it!   Read More
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4 Ways for Fathers to Engage at Home
by Mike Hurt on February 11th, 2020
From Desiring God The impact that engaged fathers have on significantly reducing at-risk-behavior in their children has been well documented. Additionally, fathers who are physically and emotionally engaged lead to increased cognitive development, emotional health, and positive peer-relationships in their children’s lives. This pattern points to God’s design for families to function with men as ac...  Read More
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Anger is an issue that can't be ignored.
by Mike Hurt on February 10th, 2020
Long story short...the tale of Cain and Abel reminds us that anger is an issue that cannot be ignored.  In Genesis 4, we read the story of the first family - Adam, Eve, and their sons Cain and Abel.  The story begins with their birth and fast forwards to a point in their life where they each made an offering to God.  One offering was favored by God and one wasn't.  This is where the story takes a ...  Read More
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Enjoying Marriage at Any Age
by Mike Hurt on February 4th, 2020
From Focus on the Family In this Best of 2019 broadcast, Pastor Ted Cunningham outlines the benefits of marriage, and encourages young adults to consider marrying sooner rather than later. He offers great advice for couples of all ages to help keep the joy in your relationship....  Read More
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What's the difference between stress and anxiety?
by Mike Hurt on February 3rd, 2020
From the Fuller Youth Institute We live in a stressed and anxious world. Modern life is fast-paced and offers an unrelenting to-do list. So it probably won’t come as a surprise to hear that Americans struggle with anxiety more than any other kind of mental health challenge.   Nearly 1 in 5 people have experienced an anxiety disorder in the past year and almost 1 in 3 will experience one at some po...  Read More
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Temptation is real. Sin is costly, but God is faithful.
by Mike Hurt on February 3rd, 2020
Long story short...temptation is real.  Sin is costly but God is faithful.  This was the takeaway from yesterday's look at the story of Adam and Eve.  Eve, along with Adam, fell prey to temptation and we all continue to pay the price for their failure and ours.  The boundaries were clear.  The expectations were set.  Enjoy everything in the garden except for the tree of knowledge of good and evil....  Read More
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Fighting Your Way to a Healthy Marriage
by Mike Hurt on January 31st, 2020
Arguments, misunderstandings, and fights give couples an opportunity to learn more about each other and themselves. But you’ve got to fight fair.  Read More
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Helping to Care for Grandkids
by Mike Hurt on January 31st, 2020
After the birth of our first grandchild, my daughter and son-in-law asked us to consider caring for the baby one day a week. They thought their request would burden us, but we laughed at the thought. We were thrilled! If you’re given the opportunity to participate in your grandchildren’s lives in this way, planning ahead will make it a joyful and meaningful experience for all three generations.   Read More
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