“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities: but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.” (Hebrews 4:15) This is a passage which clearly defines Christ’s capacity to experience emotions and to identify with my (and all people’s — even wives’) emotions. The implications of this […]
…all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28 “A men’s retreat I attended focused on the second part of that verse — the part about being called according to His purpose. The first part of the verse — that all things work together for good, […]
The Effect of a Christ-Like Husband by Ken Nair and S.M. Often, as I am working with a husband whose wife has left him, maybe even involved with another man, he challenges his wife’s relationship with God. When he asks me, What about her? What is her relationship with God? Doesn’t she have to be Christ-like, too? I respond, Don’t […]
A Letter to Whom it May Concern… by Nancy Nair The following was written by a woman attending the Christ-Quest Institute several years ago. I believe it illustrates the longing all wives have for their husbands to know — really know — them, as Christ knows them. Do you agree? “My greatest desire is to be known, for someone […]
“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalms 139:23-24) As I read these verses, I realize that I am the one making this request. I am looking at being a willing participant in this search/hunt/inquiry. Doesn’t this […]
“And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh.” (Galatians 5:24) Crucifying the flesh, that which is more commonly known as dying to self, is a phrase often spoken by Christians with great enthusiasm. It is a powerful Christian doctrine. It offers inner peace in exchange for the frustration we experience when we have yielded to the desires of our […]
Maybe even more striking is this question: Does God (who is Love) on “Judgment Day” violate this Scripture? I think we can be assured that He is not! So how do we let I Corinthians 13:5 become a blessing to us? Let’s look at the language.
“God didn’t want husbands to abandon or give up on wives. But, being that God gave us freedom to choose, He will not force him to stay. God will patiently wait for a man to want to change his ways.”