Thursday, February 12, 2009

Shack Attack

In light of Shane's comments from the pulpit on Sunday, I thought you might enjoy Fred Sander's (professor at Biola) review of the biblically troubling and strangely popular book entitled The Shack.

The Shack: Four Walls, Five Reviews

Monday, February 9, 2009

Marriage Retreat Evaluation

The Marriage Retreat was a blast! Shane and I enjoyed read through the evaluations. Here are some random results:

Best Part of the Retreat:

"The couple discussion questions and exercises"
"The teaching and the honesty of the speakers"
"The location, the price, being together as couples"
"Time alone with my spouse to refocus our marriage"

Worst Part:

"Too short"
"Went by too fast"
"The cookies were hard as rocks!"
"Would like more time to get to know the other couples better"

How has God spoken to you and how can we pray for you?

"The importance of pursuing God first above all"
"That we will apply all that we learned"
"That we would follow-through and close the loop on conflict step-by-step"
"That I will treat my spouse as my best friend"
"That we will be faithful to pray together"

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Marriage Retreat

I have been working on my teaching notes for this weekend's marriage retreat. Friday night I will be speaking on the first love in our marriage and how to "close the loop" on conflict.

Shane will be teaching Saturday morning on keeping your spouse a priority and how to get to know each other again.

Saturday afternoon I will be looking at how we can build spiritual intimacy and grow in physical intimacy. The physical intimacy is last so that we can keep the attention of the men to the very end! Also the hotel is hoping after I share all the love secrets, couples will book another night (they paid me to share this).

Paula and I are looking forward to the time with all the couples that are coming!

Don't forget to bring cash for dinner at the Main Street Grill Friday night, and to bring a lunch for Saturday (or cash to buy some food).