What Do I Have to Do to Earn God’s Love?

What Do I Have to Do to Earn God’s Love?

Shortly after getting married, I got into the habit of writing a note to my wife every morning. They usually weren’t long, no more than a few sentences. But I enjoyed writing them and I knew she liked reading them, so every day I would give her a note.

It’s the same reason I surprise her with flowers every once in a while. Really, it’s the same reason I do anything for her—because I love her.

My Sewer Line Broke

My Sewer Line Broke

Early in our marriage Cindy and I identified the “I don’t want to feeling.” It’s what we felt when the selfishness monster pleaded with us to disregard the other person. Of course, recognizing the presence of the creature doesn’t mean he’ll graciously leave, especially in areas where he’s established control. But he can be bridled, led to a cage, and deprived of the freedom to roam around our hearts destroying our marriage. Here’s how.

The Power of Affirmation

The Power of Affirmation

A study of maladjusted students in a large Oklahoma high school reveals the importance of verbal affirmation. The counselors in the school first developed close relationships with ten of the school’s most troubled teenagers. Next the counselors asked the kids, “How long has it been since your parents told you they loved you?” Only one of the students could remember hearing it at all, and he didn’t remember when.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat!

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat!

In his book, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Dr. Oliver Sacks, a neurologist, tells the story about a man, Dr. P., who suffered from a disorder called visual agnosia. Dr. P., a well-known musician and teacher, possessed excellent musical and reasoning skills. But because he had visual agnosia he mistook one object, or body part, […]