November 19, 2020
A Real Life Story on Marriage, Divorce, Remarriage and Adultery
In August 2009, I was speaking at an Association of Marriage and Family Ministries conference in Phoenix, AZ. After my presentation I was late for lunch and a black gentleman with an accent approached my table as I was eating alone. I recognized him from being in my presentation. He asked if he could join me for lunch. I said, “Absolutely,” and thanked him for joining in my session. He introduced himself as Pastor Morvan... Read More
November 13, 2020
We’ve spent the last few weeks on posts talking about key and foundational principles and issues from God’s Word when it comes to love, relationships, sexuality and marriage. The focus for these included “Serving is Love is Authority,” “Unconditional Love – Forgiveness and Trust” and others (check out www.loveandlordship.com for the past several articles, podcasts and videos)! This week we’re jumping into deeper waters and some, well let’s just say, somewhat controversial texts of Scripture when it comes to Marriage, Adultery, Divorce and Remarriage. Remember,... Read More
November 6, 2020
Forgiveness and Trust...In almost every case with struggling couples, no matter what the symptoms are, there are major foundational issues rooted in unforgiveness and distrust. I want to share some Scripture and insights that have helped many. Forgiveness is mandatory (Matthew 6:14-15; Ephesians 4:32); Trust is earned (John 2:24). I tweeted some time ago, “God’s grace is amazing, but it never compromises His Truth.” If it did, He would be a liar and we know that’s... Read More
October 30, 2020
A Marriage Parody on Loving Servant-Leadership – "The Clothes Basket on the Stairs"
Our most recent article focused on a marriage tip regarding real authority and “who wears the pants in your marriage/family?” The 2 pair of pants, found in 2 acronyms were “Proper Authority Needed To Succeed” and Proper Attitude Needed To Serve.” According to God’s Word when we “lord it over others” we are not actually in authority but are practicing according to the world and unbelievers (Matthew 20:20-28). On the other hand when we lovingly submit and serve we…Read More
October 16, 2020
This is a stand alone video that gives a summary of the calling addressed in The Authority of Love book and upcoming conference.
This book, the Love and Lordship ministry and related events is the result of years of teaching and mentoring men and couples in life and relationships, namely marriage and family. The vision is discipleship in loving relationships under the Lordship of Christ. Our mission is to re-establish His Covenant Order through marriage, family and in all relationships. We long to see these 4 tenets restored according to His Word, design and plan by the power of The Holy Spirit in Christ’s Authority in His Church for His Kingdom and Glory:
- The Imago Dei (Image of God) with Christ as Lord in all things;
- Agape (Godly, selfless, sacrificial, unconditional Love) Marriages, Families and Relationships;
- Relational Servant-leadership and;
- Generational Discipleship in our homes, the Church and world.
This is God’s Covenant Design for peace in our life, marriage, family and Christ’s Church to impact our chaotic culture and world for His Kingdom.
October 9, 2020
Biblical Tips for Navigating Marriage We’ve laid out what God’s Word says regarding building our relationships as His disciples under His Lordship. We’ve applied them specifically to marriage with the commands and keys that enable us to build marriages that are blessed and bless our families and His Church. There are volumes, and even libraries of books, that address most of the “how to’s” in marriage. The purpose of this post in particular is to help us make sure that our hearts and minds are... Read More
October 2, 2020
King Arthur is credited with saying, “In serving each other we become free.” This is not only one of the core principles of Camelot; it is the truth for every disciple of Christ and in every marriage, family, and relationship as we build the currency of His Kingdom. As I’ve mentioned throughout these posts and messages, serving and loving others is an overflow of our relationship with Christ and all in line with His Covenant Order. We are blessed as we live this out in... Read More
September 25, 2020
As you look back over previous posts, videos and podcasts, there is something that I have held off until this point. I did so deliberately to emphasize the importance of building relationships in line with God’s Word. As discussed in the previous section, God has given us this very clear blueprint on how we are to build relationships with and in Him. There is a priority order made possible only because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). Before we move ahead any further please... Read More
September 17, 2020
Most Bible scholars would agree that Hebrews is one of the two deepest theological letters, along with Romans, in all of Scripture. I find it very interesting that near the end of this profound text on Christ completely fulfilling the Old Covenant in the New Covenant, we find this verse, “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.” Hebrews 13:4 Let’s see—all means all, right? So The Holy Spirit is... Read More
September 11, 2020
As we remember the tragedy of 9/11/01 let’s continue to pray for the only Peace that can bring about the needed changes in our hearts, lives and nations around the globe…the Truth, Peace and Love of Jesus and that must begin in our homes and families!
Marriage: In God’s Image
So they called Rebekah and asked her, “Will you go with this man?” “I will go,” she said. (Genesis 24:58) Read More