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100 Words of Affirmation Your Wife Needs to Hear (Book Review)


By Benjamin H. Liles

          This is a sweet book by Matt Jacobson about the words of affirmation wives need to hear. It's not a matter of playing to her pride, but a matter of treating her with the love, honor, and respect she needs for all she does daily. I do get where Matt is coming from here, and I agree that it's best to "refresh others so as to be refreshed" (Proverbs 11:25).

Why Does it Seem the Church is Asleep?


By Benjamin H. Liles

          Earlier today I realized I'm playing a part of the silent church that refuses to take a stand of faith against the dangers and perils of living and being a part of this world. It's a sign that in this present day and age in history we are becoming like the Laodicean Church that Christ says He will spew out for being neither hot nor cold, but lukewarm (see Revelation 3:14-22). The problem is we ought to be awake, revitalized, faith-filled, taking a stand and doing something with the saving faith we had when we first believed. What's happened?

100 Words of Affirmation Your Husband Needs To Hear (Book Review)


By Benjamin H. Liles

          A sweet book by Lisa Jacobson about the words of affirmation husbands need to hear. It's not a matter of playing to his ego, but a matter of treating him with the love and honor and respect he rightly deserves. It's like Paul wrote to the church as well as to wives: "Wives, submit to your own husbands as to the Lord, for the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of the body. Now as the church submits to Christ, so wives are to submit to their husbands in everything" (Ephesians 5:22-24).

A Bad Past Changed: Restoration and Healing


By Benjamin H. Liles

          Lately I've been thinking about how truly Christ-like I am. Paul says in Galatians, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law" (5:22-23). I haven't exactly shown those qualities in the least bit toward my neighbors. It hurts my testimony that I do believe I've changed by Jesus Christ, I do maintain that. But I need to be honest, too.

100 Ways to Love Your Wife (Book Review)


By Benjamin H. Liles

          Matt Jacobson wrote this sweet book about how he goes about honoring his wife in the best manner possible. It's hugely true that when there's a happy wife there's a happy home. But more than that, in all honesty, husbands are called to respect and honor their wives. Paul wrote these words: "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it" (Ephesians 5:25). I don't ever go out of my way to mistreat or dishonor my wife, in the least bit, but from time to time I slip up. I'm not perfect.