Two heads are not natural. A car cannot be driven by two people at the same time. A ship has one captain. The USA has one president. A marriage needs one person to lead and be responsible. Having a hierarchy doesn’t make the wife inferior to the husband. The Head needs the Body and the … Read More
Our desire for love can drive us to rationalize just about any behavior. God made us to experience love. So when we don’t experience it, we know something is deeply wrong. Something is deeply wrong — our suffering is genuine. We do need to keep crying out for love, otherwise we will won’t be able … Read More
Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of … Read More
Most of my clients ask this question immediately after the first session. Unless a client is in crisis, there is no right or wrong answer. Frequent sessions are necessary to prevent clients from harming themselves or others. If a client is suicidal, I meet with them as often as needed to keep them safe—usually at … Read More
You are probably thinking, “Awesome! Only four steps! I can be done next week.” But God made marriage to last a lifetime for a reason. The steps I am about to show you are real steps that we all go through at one time or another. But first, read Matthew 13:3-9. Jesus uses the Parable … Read More
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The PDF EBook version of Marriage from Roots to Fruits is now available. The print version will be ready sometime in April. I am giving way 8 copies of the print version on GoodReads.com.
When Failure is Not an Option! Do any of these describe your experience with marriage? Overwhelmed by perpetual unresolved conflict; Drifting away from your partner; Experiencing the pain of betrayal; Confused by the complexity of marriage; Afraid to walk down the aisle. Marriage from Roots to Fruits brings much needed hope to couples who are … Read More
Matt Pavlik’s book, Marriage From Roots To Fruits, will be published April 2015.
Position yourself for Change While there are no specific steps to take to change, there are specific steps to position yourself for optimal change. 1 – Know the Truth There is a difference between knowing facts and experiencing the facts in a loving relationship with Christ. Knowing the facts does not change you. It is … Read More