Does it seem like you and your wife end up in one argument after another? Do you feel like you are walking on eggshells or through a minefield in which any step could cause the spouse to explode? If this is the case, do not worry because change is possible. You and your wife can... Continue Reading →
“We do not talk about our sexual thoughts to our parents or adults because we don't want to disappoint them, or get yelled at.”–Bethany. In a detailed study of 283 students between the ages of 18 and 25 for a one-week period, the median number of sexual thoughts for men every 24 hours was 18.6... Continue Reading →
In the teen world today, being a virgin is a disgrace, humiliation, “What, you’re still a virgin?” As a Christian, you want to answer these critical ones with confidence. This chapter should help you to do so. A virgin is someone has never had sexual intercourse. For older ones, you likely have not heard the... Continue Reading →
In the 1980s, a teen couple might be caught kissing behind the bleachers at a basketball or football game by a teacher. Today, it is an entirely different situation. The modern-day junior high school children (13 and 14 years old); literally view oral sex as being no different than kissing one another on the lips.... Continue Reading →
“I felt like it was better just to give in because everyone is having sex and I am tired of being the outsider.”–Jessica. Many teens, especially boys, feel pressure to have sex before they are ready. According to research released this week, some 63 percent of teens believe that waiting to have sex is a... Continue Reading →
Matthew 10:19-20 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 19 But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you are to say; for it will be given you in that hour what you are to say, 20 but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you. Speaking to someone without the need of preparation is... Continue Reading →
Colossians 4:6 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 6 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person. On this New Testament scholar, Max Anders writes, “For the sharing of the message of Christ to be effective, the wise walk must be accompanied with flavorful... Continue Reading →
I have been the senior translator for the NASB (and Scholar in Residence) at the Lockman Foundation for about two decades, and Edward Andrews and I are good friends who share a passion for literal Bible translation.
These verses are one of the bigger Bible difficulties talked about recently, but fail to be in some of the more popular books on Bible Difficulties, such as Norma L. Geisler’s Big Book of Bible Difficulties and Gleason L. Archer's Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties. What really happened?
Praying has caused some difficulty in many churches because they are treated like absolutes or guarantees; if we do A we will get B. Proverbs are not to be applied in this sense in an imperfect world, with imperfect people. The best phrase that we can put before the prayer is “generally speaking.” Matthew 7:7-8 Updated American Standard Version... Continue Reading →