Love conquers all

In John 13:35, Jesus says, “Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”[[NLT]] That doesn’t necessarily seem too hard, but for a word th …  »

The two steps of love

The other day I read a very interesting article about the Feynman Technique, which promises to help you learn anything in four steps. It intrigued me, as I enjoy learning …  »

No favorites

If I were to ask you to describe Jesus’ ministry to people, what would you say? It’s an important question, because He’s called us to be His representatives in this world …  »

Why is loving others often so difficult?

Loving others can be extremely difficult at times. A common phrase to refer to those people that we consistently find ourselves challenged to love is “extra grace require …  »

Nilda’s hospitality

About six years ago we moved to a new neighborhood. Since arriving, we’ve tried to be friendly with our neighbors and show kindness. We greet them with a smile, ask how t …  »

God in skin

I read once that a good father prepares us for our relationship with our heavenly Father, God. My father may not realize it, but one thing that shaped my life was a conve …  »

Dinner date

After 21 years of marriage, I discovered a new way of keeping the spark of love alive. A little while ago I went out with another woman. It was really my wife’s idea. “I …  »

A good start

Clark and Mary were in love. Clark proposed marriage, and Mary accepted. But it wasn’t as simple as that. Clark knew that to have a happy and harmonious marriage, he need …  »

Rekindling the magic

Question: My wife and I have been married for 11 years, and though we still love each other, our relationship has grown stale. What can we do to put the magic back in our …  »

“He expected it of me”

There is a story about two brothers who enlisted in the army during World War I and were assigned to the same unit. They were soon sent to the frontline trenches. In WWI …  »

1 Corinthians 13 for today

Jesus gave us the key to true purpose and harmony when He said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”[[Matthew 22:39]] What does that mean, in practical, everyday terms? One …  »

Flavors of love

The course of true love never did run smooth.—William Shakespeare (1564–1616) Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, …  »

Love, actually

Every year, at Christmastime, my husband has to endure my private tradition of watching Love, Actually.[[Richard Curtis. Universal Pictures, 2003.]] The movie weaves toge …  »