What Men Really Want in a Wife…

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Brothers, many of our single sisters are praying for a husband.  I thought it would be good to hear from Christian men as to what they really want in a wife.  Both married and unmarried brothers, we need to get your thoughts to that question.  Go to the Homepage and Click on Feedback.  Simply answer the question, “What do men really want in a wife?” Be candid and forthcoming.  I think it could really help our single sisters and our married sisters…  Thanks.

Carl

Our second series of lessons… I need your help…

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Very shortly, our second series of lessons, which will be entitled, “Real Issues in Christian Living” will begin. I’m really excited about this series because it will tackle some of the real issues we face as we attempt to live our lives for God. I have already planned lessons which will deal with: the things that hold us back, having a Christian conscience, dealing with our anger, the Christian and alcohol, marriage and divorce issues, etc. Some of the lessons will surely spark some debate and discussion.

To date, we have approximately 3,000 visitors to our site each month!! Hundreds of people have signed up to receive our lessons in their email inbox on a regular basis!!

One of the biggest commands God has given us is to spread His Word (that’s the main reason I started this site… He commanded us to spread the Gospel and I know that His Word can help people as they try to live their life and as they try to get to heaven). I want to challenge the BLC community!  For everyone who reads this blog, go to the GET CONNECTED space on our homepage and invite TWO (2) people that you care about to join our study. It would be great if they join this week just as we are beginning our new series of lessons. Expose someone you love to the Word of God.  I promise that if they are diligent in their study of His Word that it will change their life for the better!! Just click on “Get Connected” from the homepage…you will need the person’s name and their email address. Thanks. I’m really looking forward to the new study, which will begin soon.

Carl

Real Friendship

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I once heard a preacher say that if you’ve got 5 true friends that you should consider yourself blessed.  When he spoke of “true friends,” he was talking about a very special relationship between two people.  A true friend is someone that you can laugh with, cry with, yell at and tell your innermost thoughts to without fear of being judged.  Most importantly, you can count on your real friend to celebrate with you when things are good in your life…and you can count on their support when you face life’s obstacles and challenges.

One of the true hallmarks of friendship is to be able to tell that person when they are headed down the wrong path.  No one likes to hear that…even from someone they know loves them.  The responsibility of a true friend, however, is to speak up!  If you don’t say anything to them, who will?  Should you just watch your loved one be hit by bus without warning them?  While it may be a little uncomfortable, the best course of action—if you truly love somebody—is to tell them what you see that could harm them…to tell them what you see that they are doing wrong.  If they can accept it from anybody…they can accept it from a true friend.  They are counting on your counsel and guidance—even if they don’t want to hear it.  The other day, I thought about the fact that I would be upset if one of my true friends saw me headed in the wrong direction and just watched without saying a word!  While we try to give people their space and allow them to live their own lives, we still have a responsibility to correct and rebuke.  The Bible gives us that example.  One passage that comes to mind is when Samuel confronts David about his affair with Bathsheba.  Samuel was very stern with David.  David needed his friend to be real with him and set him back on the right path.  I’m sure David was grateful for Samuel’s intervention.

Don’t just watch a friend make a big mistake or a bad decision.  Speak up!  If you are really true friends, your friendship can handle it…and later…your friend will thank you!