Better Together is a two-part marriage series featuring pastor couples Glenn and Angie Barteau and Roger and Julie Barrier. They discuss key relational values expressed in the Song of Solomon. Each couple speaks to issues relevant to husbands and wives seeking to bring excitement and joy back into their marriages.
Scripture: Isaiah 62:5, Philippians 1:3-5, Proverbs 5:18-19, Song of Solomon 1:3, Song of Solomon 4:1-4
Marriages come in seasons: the romantic season of intense passion and unrealistic bliss, selective blindness and excessive loss of judgment, debt. The reality season includes eyes opened, work, kids, bills and sheer perseverance. The rich season for those who make it include rewards, experience, investments and romance. A persevering marriage has a sense of spiritual oneness...
Speaker: John McKinzie
Scripture: Mark 10:6-9, Proverbs 1:20-33, Proverbs 27:17-17
Drs. Chet Weld and Roger Barrier discuss the prevalence of pornography in our culture and how it affects the marriage relationship. Is pornography grounds for divorce? How do you know if you are addicted to pornography?
Scripture: Proverbs 5 - 9
Topic: Sexual Immorality
Recession can bring stress to any family. How can we learn to communicate our financial priorities, budget our funds, save for the future and give to the poor? Drs. Roger and Julie Barrier talk about the ins and outs of family finances.
Unsafe people can sabotage relationships by dishonesty, selfishness, control, condemnation, codependence, betrayal and secrecy. Learn how to discern the relationships in your life that are healthy and productive.
Do you remember when you first heard the “sex talk”? I had the “sex talk” with both of my boys. Each responded in the same way. They interrupted me and said, “Dad, it’s okay. I know what you are trying to do, but I really don’t want to talk about this. Can we just skip it?” I persevered. I gave “the talk.” I survived. And so did they. God our creator designed us as sexual...
Author: Jeff Jones
No one goes into marriage with the idea of hurting the other person; however, sometimes circumstances out of our control arise. Pornography and sexual addiction is a serious issue that hurts everyone involved. As you begin to deal with your spouse’s addiction, you may find yourself asking, what do I do now? To help you answer those questions, here are 11 important...
Author: Dan Gray
Understanding the Neuroscience Behind Online Harems A wife who stumbles on the Internet tracks of her husband’s porn tour is often shocked at the number of images and videos in this cyber harem. Why so many? Why so varied?People, and even some scientific studies, have offered simplistic answers to explain the depth and breadth of a man’s cyber trough, but the real reasons...
Author: Luke Gilkerson
Over the last two weeks, we announced that the U.S. now has at least 8,000 multisite churches (by the broadest definition) and also 5 trends in how multisites launch and grow . On March 11, we’ll release an illustrated report covering over 25 major findings. It’s titled the Leadership Network/ Generis Multisite Church Scorecard —you can sign up at the bottom of...
Author: Warren Bird
Topic: Preaching & Teaching
Velcro love sticks and stays. God's HESED love causes us to act on commitment, not feelings first. Suffering is the context where true love begins. Christ's sacrifice is the embodiment of unselfish, unwavering love. Preached at Fellowship Church. Taken from creativepastors.com. Used by permission.
Speaker: Ed Young Jr.
Scripture: Ruth 1:8, Ruth 1:14, Ruth 2:20, Ruth 3:10, Galatians 2:20
Topic: Loving Others