All posts by Todd Phone

Marriage retreat with Warren Samuels.

Warren and sherry Samuels.

Culture can trump your beliefs system.

Theo hobson.   What has been condemed will be celebrated.

What has been celebrated is now condemed.

Those who refuse to celebrate are condemed.

Men will marry a woman, thinking that she won’t  change……..

Three fold exchange of truth.
Romans 1.22 exchange the immortal god…. for mortal.
1.25.  Truth for a lie…..
1.26.  Left to themselves.

3. Purposes of marriage.
     1. Reflect God’s glory… not neccessarily our entertainment.
     2. Human florishing. 
     3.
Day 2.
Dangerous Sayings.  What’s for diner?  Are you wearing that? Should you bee eating that?  What did you do all day.

Some children will not understand God as father. Difficult father or no father background.
Lack of blueprint for gospel based marriage.
God’s plan for marriage.
Adam…. primarily to tend the garden. Male task oriented.
Work can become the ” other woman ” in a marriage.
Spiritual direction.
Sacrificial love. Eph. 6.25……
Sustained provision…..

Wife made beautifully.
Woman – Communication , connected,
The “help” context…. escaped Isreal with the …help…” of God.
Titus 2.5……..

What are the areas of our live that are most disconnected?

Ephesians … 3 chapters who you are in christ. Next 3 what you should do about it.

Handoff….as in relay race…… Handoff spiritually….oldest daughter ran from God…..

Book….the prodigal God.

4 words ….Luke 16.prodigal son.
1. Release…. leaves the (undeserved) share to the child.
2. Repent……. son starving feeding pigs.
3. Receive ….. verse 20. Receive the wayward child.
4. Restore …”my son who is dead is now alive”. Don’t demand answers at that monent.

3 stages of parenting….cop..coach…counselor