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Shameless Children

How should biblical modesty be applied to kids in the home, in front of immediate family? Can kids just go around naked? [...]


Christian Self-Love

What does this much-vaunted idea of humility entail? Is there room for a Christian self-love or self-esteem? Or are we all depraved and worthless? [...]


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Making It Happen

The default pattern of shopping, for some reason, involves the man assuming the mantle of Pack Mule while the wife does her business. If you're not going to go that route, you've got to deliberately choose to do otherwise. The Husband experience has to be a mutual decision. That means: talking about it. [...]


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The Husband Experience

The Pack Mule is the man a wife takes shopping with him to carry bags and nothing more. She might permit him to voice an opinion on an outfit or two, bit it's for his benefit, not hers. She's picked one specific outfit to let him see to confirm an already-made decision. His opinion doesn't really matter. [...]


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The Pack Mule Experience

A man who despises shopping with his wife is a Pack Mule whereas a man who desires shopping with his wife is a Husband. And believe it or not, he doesn't get to pick his role; it is placed on him by his wife. [...]


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Healthy Truth #10 – Popular Culture

This entry is part 11 of 13 in the series Healthy TruthsTruth #10 – Popular culture is a fickle bitch. I apologize if my word choice offends you, but frankly the subject [...]


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Healthy Truth #9 – Investment Strategies

This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series Healthy TruthsTruth #9 – Fitness is a long-term investment. In Habakkuk 3:19a-c (NIV), the prophet said: The Sovereign Lord is my [...]


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Healthy Truth #7 – The Funhouse Mirror

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series Healthy TruthsTruth #7 – My weight is a funhouse mirror. One of the biggest things I struggle with as a personal trainer is helping [...]


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Healthy Truth #5 – Lifestyle

This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series Healthy TruthsTruth #5 – My lifestyle will result in health or unhealth. Paul instructed the church in Rome about the lifestyle [...]


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Healthy Truth #4 – Workmanship

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series Healthy TruthsTruth #4 – I am a workmanship in the image of God. Read these verses and meditate on them. Genesis 1:27 (NIV)… [...]


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Healthy Truth #3 – Contentment

This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series Healthy TruthsTruth #3 – My contentment will not derive from numbers or my appearance. This is a tough one, but it’s so [...]


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Function and Form – The Asexuality of the Nursing Breast

Ultimately, the breasts are for babies, and they do this wonderful plumping like Ball Park franks when they do their work. And as they do, their beauty expands accordingly. Yet this is not the narrow scope of sex appeal, per se. [...]


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Healthy Truth #1 – Created to Be Me

This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series Healthy TruthsTruth #1 – I was created to be me and no one else. Read Psalm 139:13-16 (NIV) and ponder your Creator and His [...]



The Non-Negotiable

When I was younger and really starting to pray about my future wife, someone recommended that I follow the advice of Habakkuk 2:2 and write out my vision of what I wanted in [...]


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Temples with Nipples

Am I the only one who finds it peculiar that men have nipples? On women, they serve a purpose. They offer a source of nutrition to the youngest of children and a source of [...]


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Breasts in All Shapes and Sizes

For all the substantiation of the cliché “penis envy”, I feel women suffer from it more than men, though with their breasts. Women with small breasts long for [...]


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I Don’t Get It – The Appeal of the Male Body

Whether full of sharp angles, supple curves, or some combination of the two, the woman's body is the literal personification of beauty. Why wouldn't men be drawn to such a wonder? What doesn't make sense to me is the appeal of the male body. We're all awkward shapes, hairy parts, and dangling members. [...]


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Checking Out Grandma

I’m not proud of it, but I’ve checked out my wife’s grandmothers more times than I can count. Now, let me clarify. I’m not saying I’ve lusted [...]