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Should a Wife “Obey” Her Husband?

Should a wife obey her husband? In the year 2019, that seems like a ridiculous question, but when I began as a young pastor the question had real significance. In most marriage vows of that day, “love, honor, and obey” were part of the vows of the bride. But somehow, it didn’t feel right to […]

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How Husbands Love Their Wives

Sunday I preached about marriage using Paul’s exhortations to the entire household of those who love and follow Christ. God has a special word for husbands. He wants husbands to reflect the image of Christ as they live out their faith. “Husbands, love your wives, and do not be harsh to them” (Colossians 3:19)./blockquote> You […]

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A Beautiful Picture of a Beautiful Veteran

Over the Veteran’s Day weekend I read of a 92 year old veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam who died protecting his wife from a home intruder. As a salute to all our veterans and as a beautiful picture of true love and devotion, I want to tell you the story of the […]

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It Is All About Relationships

Martha and I had a great time away, but we are excited about being back. Today marks the beginning of the new school year. In many respects, this is a more significant time then January 1 because this is really the way our year revolves. It’s all about school beginning and ending. For that reason, […]

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How About Some Marriage Counseling?

If you are getting married at First Baptist Church or by a minister from First Baptist we ask–that is, require–that you have premarital counseling. During this time of premarital counseling, we give people the basics of successful marriages. We discuss these five areas–communication, religion, sex, money, and in-laws. All of these are basics for marriages. […]

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I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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[Two Kinds of Wisdom] Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. — James 3:13 (NIV)