3 Things I Learned About Love in Marriage from John 3:16

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the ultimate love story. Wouldn’t that make John 3:16 a source of guidance for love in marriage? For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16) This single verse is “the heart of […]

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Why You Need a Meaningful Life for Lasting Happiness

A meaningful life delivers lasting happiness. On this, most philosophers and religions agree. But the definition of a meaningful life takes on a different flavor, depending on who you listen to. Defining a Meaningful Life Here are some of the definitions I came across: According to Plato the meaning of life is in attaining the […]

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Why You Need Holiness for Happiness

How can holiness be the path to happiness? Doesn’t this idea run right in the face of Jesus’ gospel of grace? Yes, it’s contrary to the gospel…if the idea of holiness conjures up images of people overwhelmed with a list of impossible dos and don’ts. But holiness isn’t something we achieve by human effort. We […]

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7 Virtues Every Father Should Teach His Children

Fathers find it difficult to make time for parenting. We have work. We need time for exercise and rest. But that doesn’t excuse us from our responsibility to our children to teach them virtues.   The time a father invests in his child’s moral development by teaching virtues is the greatest investment he can make […]

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7 Promises for Happiness and Healing

There’s a Bible passage that challenges me, and that I believe will challenge you. It’s a passage the contains God’s promises for happiness and healing–with some conditions. When God calls us to walk with Him, part of God’s purpose is to have His character rub off on us. God’s character transformation includes producing within us […]

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Your First 3 Steps Toward Healing Broken Relationships

This is the number one cause of broken relationships: sin.Please, hear me out. Sin is an unpopular topic in many circles–that’s until a politician or Christian leader is caught in sin. The immediate consequence: broken relationships. Restoring relationships doesn’t get much support either. This requires admitting sin, and a commitment to overcome bad behavior. But […]

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7 Warnings to College Graduates for Happiness and Health

Even if you’re not a college graduate, chances are you know one. If you are a college grad, you need help. You’ve learned a lot, but you’d admit–at least in private–that you have some wisdom to gain. If you know a college grad–if you’ve earned their trust–you can offer wisdom you’ve picked up from life’s […]

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Receiving God’s Love: 4 Steps Everyone Needs to Know

We’re all born with a thirst that can only be quenched by receiving God’s love. The problem is this: When we look for love we find bitter waters. Nothing to Fear…Unless We ForgetYou probably know the story. Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt under God’s direction. Pharaoh pursued them with his army. But God […]

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How to Start a Gratitude Journal: 5 Easy Steps to Be Happier

Learning how to start a gratitude journal can help you lower blood pressure, protect you from illness, and boost your happiness and well-being. Practicing gratitude can also improve your relationships at home, and at work, by making you more helpful, generous and cooperative. These are just a few of the benefits of gratitude journaling discovered […]

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7 Days to Double Your Happiness and Decrease Depression

What if you could decrease depression and as much as double your happiness for up to 6 months? What if you could achieve it with only a small amount of effort each day for a week? Top researchers in the field of positive psychology say you can. Without spending a dime on psychotherapy or medications! Practice […]

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