David Reynolds

But We’re Not Compatible

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 1:27 “We got divorced because we were not compatible …” That is not a reason – for the truth is that no married couple is compatible. God created us differently – one…

Daddy, How Much Do You Make An Hour?

Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. James 4:14 Money has no value in and of itself, it is just a unit of exchange. We exchange each hour of our life, hopefully,…

Fathers, Provoke Not Your Children

“And ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4 Question: How should a parent handle it when the other parent provokes his children by being too hard on them or when that parent is inconsistent in what he says should be done…

Teach Your Children to Worship in the House of God

And all Judah stood before the Lord, with their little ones, their wives, and their children. II Chronicles 20:13 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Psalm 34:11. Respect for God’s house does not just happen. You and I, as parents, have the responsibility to make sure…

Where Was Daddy Zebedee?

Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy…

Marriage Happy

“…And They Lived Happily Ever After!” “Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for any and every reason?” Matthew 19:3 [NIV]. Marriage is not a ‘fairy tale’ in which both partners “life happily ever after.” Happiness is not a commodity that comes wrapped as one of the wedding presents. Happiness in marriage…

When Parents Are Fighting, Children Are Hurting

“When I looked at him closely in the morning, behold, he was not the child that I had borne. But the other woman said, No, the living child is mine, and the dead child is yours. The first said, No, the dead child is yours, and the living child is mine.” I Kings 3:21-22 ESV…

Talking With Your Teenager…Not At Them

“And these words… shall be in thine heart: and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest… when thou walkest… when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.” Deut. 6:6,7 Are you talking with your son or daughter – really talking? Schedules are so hectic that…

Daddy…You Must First Do Your Homework!

And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Luke 12:39 It takes a strong and a good man to set priorities and to protect his family. If you ask most men…

Divorce: A Tragedy That Only Gets Worse

So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth. “For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her, says the Lord, the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the Lord of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and…

Where Has All The Affection Gone?

By night on my bed I sought him whom my soul loveth: I sought him, but I found him not. When teaching a marriage seminar I have been known to say, “You can always tell whether a couple in a restaurant is married or courting. The couple that is courting –are talking to each other, holding…

Aunt Edna’s Last Lesson

Life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.  Luke 12:23 I want to share a very sacred and intimate moment with you. I am sitting by the bedside of my Aunt Edna -and the Doctor told us she is dying. I traveled twenty-five hundred miles to be here by her bedside. Aunt…