by TD Benton Veronica and I met in October 2000. I had been clean for one month. That September, I accepted Christ while sitting on my forklift at work. I gave up my entire lifestyle . . . friends, parties, drugs, alcohol, everything. When we met, neither of us were interested in a relationship. As a matter of fact, she was still partying pretty hard. We hung out and got to know each other, and that November I told her I had been praying and felt that I was supposed to ask her to marry me. She actually said, “No! … Continue reading →
Marriage Savers is a national ministry that has literally decreased the divorce rate. Hundreds of churches in over 220 cities have instated Marriage Savers covenants. The mentor relationships ARE making a difference. Perhaps a church in your city could match you and your spouse up with a wise mentor-couple who would be willing to walk you through an insightful relationship inventory, enriching marriage counseling, or restoration guidance. If only one person in a marriage is committed to a marriage, Marriage Savers mentors are trained to walk with that spouse and encourage him or her to do everything possible to preserve … Continue reading →
Covenant Eyes Podcast – Episode 9 This is part 1 of our interview with Dan Lohrmann, the Chief Technology Officer for the state of Michigan. Click here to listen to part 2 of this interview. In today’s portion of the interview Dan talks about the following issues: Online temptations that can steel your integrity and how to have “virtual integrity.” How to “refresh” your values in cyberspace Pledging personal online integrity Seeking trusted accountability About Dan Lohrmann: After getting a degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University, he started his career in the National Security Agency, and later worked … Continue reading →
Thanks to Mark Hall (of Casting Crowns) for taking the time to do an interview for us. Watch Mark and others who use our software in our latest video. Thanks also to Jeremy Bout for making this video and to Matthew Pennings for shooting these photos.
The following is a review of Chapter 3 of Why Small Groups? by C.J. Mahaney. This free e-book is available on the Sovereign Grace Ministries online store and is a helpful guide for accountability groups. . . . . All the inspiring reasons to have a small group ministry given in chapters one and two of Why Small Groups? won’t make them just pop up into churches. Church members must take ownership of them to make that happen. I tell the church I pastor, all the time, “You can’t get everything at a 99 cent store. Some things require sacrifice … Continue reading →