Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

''I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that was given you in Christ Jesus, that in every way you were enriched in him in all speech and all knowledge—'' Romans 16:4-5 ESV


Thanksgiving

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Series: Fighting For Your Family
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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Love Language Minute ~ Hooked ~ New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting our Children by Dr. Freda McKissic Bush and by Dr. Joe S McIlhaney ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman



Love Language Minute ~ Hooked ~ New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting our Children by Dr. Freda McKissic Bush and by Dr. Joe S McIlhaney ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman


Dr. Freda McKissic Bush



Dr. Joe S McIlhaney


Dr. Gary Chapman


Hooked
New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting our Children
by Dr. Freda McKissic Bush and by Dr. Joe S McIlhaney


Dr. Freda McKissic Bush,

Freda McKissic Bush, MD, has been a board certified Ob-Gyn in Jackson, Mississippi, for over 21 years. Currently, she is in private practice and also serves on the clinical faculty at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in the Departments of Ob-Gyn and Family Practice. Dr. Bush serves on the board of The Medical Institute and is on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/ AIDS. She is the mother of four children and the grandmother of seven

Dr. Joe S McIlhaney,
Joe S. McIlhaney is an obstetrician-gynecologist and the Founder/Chairman of The Medical Institute for Sexual Health. Previously he practiced medicine in Austin, Texas, and served on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and on The Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He lives in Austin with his wife of forty-seven years.
 
 
Hooked
New Science on How Casual Sex is Affecting our Children

Society tells us that sex is an act of self-expression, a personal choice for physical pleasure that can be summed up in the ubiquitous phrase “hooking up.” Millions of American teenagers and young adults are finding that the psychological baggage of such behavior is having a real and lasting impact on their lives. They are discovering that “hooking up” is the easy part, but “unhooking” from the bonds of a sexual relationship can have serious consequences.
A practical look into new scientific research showing how sexual activity causes the release of brain chemicals which then result in emotional bonding and a powerful desire to repeat the activity. This book will help parents and singles understand that “safe sex” isn’t safe at all; that even if they are protected against STDs and pregnancy, they are still hurting themselves and their partner.



Why I Teach Abstinence

Curriculum Vitae - Summary
Curriculum Vitae - Long
Personal Story Inverview
by Editor Marilyn Tinnin of MCL Magazine



http://www.frc.org/
Family Research Council
Since 1983

Family Policy Lecture



More than 900,000 unwanted pregnancies and 19 million new sexually transmitted infections occur each year in the U.S. Too few young people consider the emotional and psychological risks of casual sex.


Families who homeschool: this lecture is recommended for 9th grade and older.


Family Research Council
Since 1983


WHO: Dr. Joe S. McIlhaney & Dr. Freda Bush


           Dr. Joe S. McIlhaney                 Dr. Freda Bush                  

Click here to download a copy of the glossary and study guide.


Peter Sprigg, Vice President for Policy, interviews Drs. Freda Bush and Joe McIlhaney on their book, Hooked.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Love Language Minute ~ The Art of Reconciliation Part 2 ~ Saturday, May 22, Dear Gary ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ The 5 Love Languages ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman

The Art of Reconciliation Part 2


Dr. Gary Chapman


Love Language Minute ~ The Art of Reconciliation Part 2 ~ Saturday, May 22, Dear Gary ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ The 5 Love Languages ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman




The Art of Reconciliation: Part 2
Dr. Gary Chapman


The First Step Towards Healing


Why is it so hard for some people to say, "Will you please forgive me?" Often it is fear. Fear of losing control. To ask a person to forgive you means you put the future of the relationship in their hands. Fear of rejection. When you ask for forgiveness the other person may say, "No". For some of us our greatest fear is the fear of rejection.



Or, it could be fear of failure. For these people, admitting wrong is equivalent to saying, "I'm a failure." Understanding the Scriptures can remove all of these fears. The Scriptures say, "All have sinned." To admit that you have done wrong is simply to admit that you are human. Requesting forgiveness is the first step toward healing.



Requesting vs. Demanding Forgiveness

It is always right to request forgiveness. It is never right to demand forgiveness. The husband who says, "I told you I'm sorry. What more can I say?" is demanding forgiveness. He is not likely to receive it. None of us respond well to demands. Forgiveness is a choice to lift the barrier and let the other person back into our lives.



The Risk is Worth It

There is always the risk that they will hurt us again. Some people have been hurt so many times that they are reluctant to forgive. However, without forgiveness, the relationship cannot grow. If you are in a stalemate, I urge you to apologize and request forgiveness. Then, give the other person time to process their pain. In the mean time, pray and love.

Adapted from The Five Languages of Apology by Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas.
Dr. Chapman  http://www.5lovelanguages.com/


Building Relationships Radio
Saturday, May 22: Dear Gary
Building Relationships with
Dr. Gary Chapman
 
 Featured resource for this program
The 5 Love Languages


Co-host
Chris and Andrea Fabry




Building Relationships Radio
Building Relationships
Dr. Gary Chapman
Saturday, May 22: Dear Gary

Whether it's a question about marriage, singleness, parenting, or dating, listeners have come to trust the answers given by Dr. Gary Chapman. On this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, you'll hear more questions for the author of the NY Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages. See if you agree with Gary's advice to callers this week-and learn how you can better speak love into the lives of those around you.

Featured resource for this program:The 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman.

Tune in to Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, the weekly radio broadcast brought to you by Moody Radio and Moody Publishers. Listen live online Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. CST at moodyradio.org,check your local radio station, or download free podcasts and get more information.


The 5 Love Languages

Falling in love is easy. Maintaining healthy relationships is a daily, lifelong pursuit. But it doesn't have to be that hard. Once you know your “love language,” you'll understand why some attempts at romance work while others fall flat. Dr. Gary Chapman's perennial New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages™, is full of “Aha!” moments that make expressing love easier and more desirable. You'll find yourself more motivated and more confident that you can succeed in having the relationships you've always wanted. More than five million copies sold!



The Five Languages of Apology

New York Times best-selling author Gary Chapman teams with counselor Jennifer Thomas in an eye-opening study of one of the most important yet least understood pillars of human relationships: the apology. Those of us who aren't perfect need to know the anatomy of a complete and genuine apology if we want to sustain healthy, whole relationships—or restore broken ones. The authors analyze the five basic languages of apology: expressing regret, accepting responsibility, making restitution, genuinely repenting, and requesting forgiveness. If you receive an apology that omits your apology language, chances are you won't fully accept it or even recognize it as an apology. Learn the techniques to effectively recognize and deliver apologies and watch your relationships thrive as a result.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Love Language Minute ~ The Art Of Reconciliation ~ Part 1 ~ Building Relationships Radio ~ Saturday, May 15 ~ Carolyn McCulley And Candice Watters Talk About Singles ~ The Struggles ~ Desires ~Opportunities ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman



Get Married. What Women Can Do to Help It Happen by Candice Watters


Candice Watters


Carolyn McCulley


Dr. Gary Chapman.
author
The Five Languages of Apology




The Art of Reconciliation: Part 1
Dr. Gary Chapman



Is an Apology a Sign of Weakness?
Why then do some people find it so hard to apologize? Perhaps this is because they view apologizing as a sign of weakness. In reality, it is a sign of maturity. In an apology, I accept responsibility for my behavior. I'm showing that I value our relationship. Until you apologize, nothing is more important.

Requesting Forgiveness
Requesting forgiveness is one of the five apology languages. For some people it is their primary language. In their minds, if you don't request forgiveness, you have not apologized. One wife said, "All he ever says is, 'I'm sorry.' What is that supposed to mean? Does he realize that he has done wrong? Does he want to be forgiven? Then why can't he ask for it?"

The reason he does not "ask for it" is that he may not know that requesting forgiveness is one of five ways to apologize. Most of us only learn one or two statements of apology as we grow up. To make a successful apology we may need to learn to speak another language.

Learning How to Apologize
When Dr. Jennifer Thomas and I wrote our book, The Five Languages of Apology, we discovered that people apologize in different ways. What one person considers an apology is not what another person is looking for. He says, "I'm sorry," while she wants to hear him say, "I was wrong." Or, she says, "What can I do to make things right?" And, he is saying, "For a start you can tell me what you are going to do to make sure this does not happen again tomorrow." None of us are experts on apologizing, but the good news is that we can learn.

Adapted from The Five Languages of Apology by Dr. Gary Chapman.

To find out more about Dr. Chapman's resources, visit http://www.5lovelanguages.com/.



Building Relationships Radio 
Talk About Singles
  The Struggles ~ Desires ~ Opportunities    

Building Relationships
with
 Dr. Gary Chapman
Carolyn McCulley and Candice Watters


Co-host
Chris & Andrea Fabry



Single Women



Saturday, May 15: Get Married

Building Relationships Radio

It's not easy being single in today's world, especially for single women. On this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Carolyn McCulley and Candice Watters talk about the world of singles, the struggles, the desires, and the opportunities. What are some common misconceptions about singles in the church? What can your church do to better help the singles in your congregation? Don't miss this practical episode.


Featured resource for this program: Get Married by Candice Watters.

Tune in to Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, the weekly radio broadcast brought to you by Moody Radio and Moody Publishers. Listen live online Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. CST at moodyradio.org,check your local radio station, or download free podcasts and get more information.


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The Love Language Profile for Teenagers
The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers
The 5 Love Languages DVD (DPTV)
The 5 Love Languages The Five Languages of Apology

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Your Mother, Your Gift




Timothy
His Mother Eunice and Grandmother Lois


Your Mother, Your Gift



2 Timothy 1 ESV
Guard the Deposit Entrusted to You
Timothy

4(J) As I remember your tears,(K) I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. 5I am reminded of(L) your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and(M) your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. 6For this reason I remind you(N) to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, 7for God gave us(O) a spirit not of fear but(P) of power and love and self-control.


Acts 16 ESV
Timothy Joins Paul and Silas

1Paul[a] came also to Derbe and to Lystra. A disciple was there, named(A) Timothy,(B) the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer, but his father was a Greek. 2He was well spoken of by(C) the brothers[b] at Lystra and Iconium. 3Paul wanted Timothy to accompany him, and he(D) took him and circumcised him because of the Jews who were in those places, for they all knew that his father was a Greek. 4As they went on their way through the cities, they delivered to them for observance(E) the decisions(F) that had been reached by(G) the apostles and elders who were in Jerusalem. 5(H) So the churches were strengthened in(I) the faith, and they increased in numbers(J) daily.
 
 
2 Timothy 3 ESV
All Scripture Is Breathed Out by God
 
14But as for you,(AB) continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom[a] you learned it 15and how(AC) from childhood you have been acquainted with(AD) the sacred writings,(AE) which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16(AF) All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17that(AG) the man of God[b] may be competent,(AH) equipped(AI) for every good work.


Philippians 2 ESV
Timothy and Epaphroditus

19I hope in the Lord Jesus(AR) to send Timothy to you soon, so that I too may be cheered by news of you. 20For I have no one(AS) like him, who will be genuinely concerned for your welfare. 21For they all(AT) seek their own interests, not those of Jesus Christ. 22But you know Timothy’s[c](AU) proven worth, how(AV) as a son[d] with a father(AW) he has served with me in the gospel. 23I hope therefore to send him just as soon as I see how it will go with me, 24and(AX) I trust in the Lord that shortly I myself will come also.
 
   
Your Mother, Your Gift
Moody Church Hour
Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
Sunday, May 09, 2010

Where would any of us be without our mothers? To them we owe not only our lives, but the heritage they left for us to follow. For many, that heritage is a godly one, and those whose mothers gave such a heritage are blessed indeed.

Friday, May 7, 2010

A Love Language Minute ~ Loving Teens in an Unloving World ~ Building Relationships Radio Saturday, May 8: Choosing Gratitude By Nancy Leigh DeMoss ~ Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman


Building Relationships
Upcoming Shows
May 15, 2010

May 15, 2010: It’s not easy being single in today’s world, especially for single women. On this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Carolyn McCulley and Candice Watters talk about the world of singles, the struggles, the desires, and the opportunities. What are some common misconceptions about singles in the church? What can your church do to better help the singles in your congregation? Don’t miss this practical episode. The featured resources for this broadcast is Get Married by Candice Watters.



Theme Of Gratitude
Choosing Gratitude



Choosing Gratitude Your Journey to Joy
by Nancy Leigh DeMoss


Nancy Leigh DeMoss


 Dr. Gary Chapman
                                                            


 Loving Teens in an Unloving World
Dr. Gary Chapman

Did you know that 60 years ago, teenagers did not exist? That is, as a separate cultural group. Before the industrial age, teens worked on their parents' farms until they got married. With industrialization, teens had a choice. They could be a weaver, a cobbler, or a machinist. But they still lived with their parents until they got married; usually in the late teens.

 In the modern world teens have high school, college, and often graduate school before they get married. So they are with parents much longer. This is good news, because it gives us greater opportunity to influence their lives for good. Remember, the quality of your marriage is your greatest means of influence. They will remember your model long after they have forgotten your words.

Never Stop Loving
Do you ever get frustrated with your teenager? The teenager has a strong pull toward independence and is going through radical physical and emotional change. They are greatly influenced by their peers. In fact we often speak of teenage culture.

That culture focuses on music, dress, language, and behavior. This has often created a great divide between teens and parents. So, at a time when the teen most needs moral and spiritual guidance, parents are often rejected. Don't allow your differences to keep you from loving your teen. Love keeps the door open for your positive influence. Learn your teens love language and speak it daily. They never outgrow their need for love.

The Age of Reason
Adolescence is the age of reason. Teenagers are beginning to think logically. We say they are argumentative. Many parents have said through the years, "I think my teenager is going to be an attorney, he is so good at arguments." In reality the teen is developing his mental skills. If parents don't realize this they can create an adversarial relationship where the teen does not feel free to flex his intellectual muscles.

How do we create a positive atmosphere where we can have meaningful dialogue with our budding philosopher? In one word: love. When the teen feels loved he still may not agree with parents, but he will respect them; and be influenced by their opinions.

Recognize the Changed Culture
In my book, The Five Love Languages of Teenagers, I try to help parents understand contemporary teens. Their world is vastly different from the world in which we grew up. Think of these five areas:

  1. Technology - They are bombarded with sights & sounds.
  2. Knowledge and exposure to violence- it is daily and they are keenly aware of it.
  3. The fragmented family- One teen said, "I'm the only student in my class living with my real mother and father."
  4. Knowledge of and exposure to sexuality- overtly sexual messages bombard our teenagers daily.
  5. Neutral moral and religious values. They are told that there are no moral absolutes.
Do you understand why I am so concerned that parents learn to love teens effectively?

Parents Take Heed
If I had one message to give to the parents of teenagers it would be this: Please remember that you still have the greatest influence on your son or daughter. We have heard so much about peer pressure, that many parents have given up on trying to influence their teen. All of the research indicates that parents have far more influence on the behavior of teens than do their peers.

Your own behavior is your greatest influence. If you are a person of honesty, loyalty, and commitment, you are greatly influencing your teen. If you give them a model of a loving marriage you are creating for them emotional security. Teens respect parents of integrity. They want you to be their hero.

Wondering what your teen's love language is? Check out the online assessment.

Adapted from The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers by Dr. Gary Chapman. To find out more about Dr. Chapman's resources, visit http://www.5lovelanguages.com/.

Link: You and Your Adult Child: Ezekiel 18:1-32




The 5 Love LanguagesDVD
 
The New York Times bestseller, The 5 Love Languages is now available as a dynamic DVD program. Learn the secret to love that last, as Dr. Gary Chapman explains the philosophy behind The 5 Love Languages giving you a clear understanding of how to apply these principles to your relationships. This 65-minute DVD from DPTV
 

Click here for a preview.

   



Happy
Mother's Day

Warm Wishes for Mother's Day
Vermilion Rose Garden

Mother's Day

Theme Of Gratitude


Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Nancy Leigh DeMoss


Co-host
Chris & Andrea Fabry



Celebrate Mother's Day



 
Building Relationships Radio
Saturday, May 8: Choosing Gratitude


Many of us are missing out on God's best because we don't cultivate a thankful heart. On this edition of Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, Nancy Leigh DeMoss joins us as we celebrate Mother's Day and the theme of gratitude. If there's any segment of the population we should be grateful for, it's mothers. Join us for this uplifting conversation that could change your outlook on life
 
 
Tune in to Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, the weekly radio broadcast brought to you by Moody Radio and Moody Publishers. Listen live online Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. CST at moodyradio.org,check your local radio station, or download free podcasts and get more information.

Links:
The Love Language Profile for Teenagers
The 5 Love Languages
The 5 Love Languages DVD (DPTV)
The 5 Love Languages  The Five Languages of Apology



Thursday, May 6, 2010

Jesus and Mary of Bethany



Jesus and Mary of Bethany
 by POUSSIN, Nicolas - from National Gallery of
Scotland, Edinburgh, UK. Blog Image



Jesus and Mary of Bethany
Series: Jesus, Lover Of A Woman's Soul



Responsive Reading

John 16:33 NASBPrayer Promises

33"These things I have spoken to you, so that (BB)in Me you may have peace (BC)In the world you have tribulation, but (BD)take courage; (BE)I have overcome the world."

Romans 5:1 NASB
Results of Justification

1(A)Therefore, having been justified by faith, (B)we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Ephesians 2:17 NASB
Made Alive in Christ

17AND (BB)HE CAME AND PREACHED (BC)PEACE TO YOU WHO WERE (BD)FAR AWAY, AND PEACE TO THOSE WHO WERE (BE)NEAR;

Philippians 4:6-9 NASBThink of Excellence

6(H)Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by (I)prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

7And (J)the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will (K)guard your hearts and your (L)minds in (M)Christ Jesus.

8Finally, brethren, (N)whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

9The things you have learned and received and heard and seen (O)in me, practice these things, and (P)the God of peace will be with you.

The Incomparable Christ

19For it was (AV)the Father's good pleasure for all (AW)the fullness to dwell in Him,

20and through Him to (AX)reconcile all things to Himself, having made (AY)peace through (AZ)the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, (BA)whether things on earth or things in heaven.

Colossians 3:15 NASBPut On the New Self

15Let (AJ)the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in (AK)one body; and be thankful.

Unnamed Woman

John 12 NASB
Mary Anoints Jesus
Feet and Head
Anointed at Bethany

Mary of Bethany

John 11 NASBThe Death and Resurrection of Lazarus
Mary of Bethany

John 12 NASB
Mary Anoints Jesus

1 (A)Jesus, therefore, six days before (B)the Passover, came to (C)Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead.

2 So they made Him a supper there, and (D)Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him.

3 (E)Mary then took a pound of very costly (F)perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.
4 But (G)Judas Iscariot, one of His disciples, who was intending to betray Him, said,

5 "Why was this perfume not sold for [a]three hundred denarii and given to poor people?"

6 Now he said this, not because he was concerned about the poor, but because he was a thief, and as he (H)had the money box, he used to pilfer (I)what was put into it.

Mark 14 ESV
Jesus Anointed at Bethany

6But Jesus said, "Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
7For(I) you always have the poor with you, and whenever(J) you want, you can do good for them. But(K) you will not always have me.
8(L) She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand(M) for burial. 9And truly, I say to you, wherever(N) the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told(O) in memory of her."

Jesus and Mary of Bethany

Series: Jesus, Lover Of A Woman's Soul
Moody Church Hour with Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
Sunday, May 02, 2010

When you love someone totally, you'll give all you have to prove that love. In John chapter 12, Mary of Bethany anointed the feet of Jesus with costly oil and then wiped His feet with her hair. Her pure love for the Savior is an example of the kind of devotion we all should have to the Christ who redeemed us.