6 Nuggets of Wisdom for Leaders

The following is a guest post by Selma Wilson. Selma is one of the vice presidents of LifeWay, leading our B&H Publishing Group. I am honored to serve alongside Selma and consider her to be an incredible leader.  “Plans fail when there is no counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.” — Proverbs 15:22 Every leader needs […]

5 Lessons from My Daddy-Daughter Trips

A pastor once encouraged me, as a father, to “invest in experiences, not toys.” While far from a perfect father, I am attempting to be really intentional about investing time in my girls during these early years and providing experiences they will enjoy and remember. On a regular basis these currently look like breakfast dates […]

The Burden of Earning

As the movie Saving Private Ryan reaches its climax, some of us preachers sit on the edge of our seats looking for an epic illustration. The film seems to be leading to a great comparison of Christ’s sacrifice for us. Private Ryan (Matt Damon) has been pursued just as Christ pursues us and has been […]

Three Blessings of Being a Pastor’s Wife

Recently, I shared three common challenges of being a pastor’s wife. These were based on conversations my wife has had with dozens of pastors’ wives in recent years. She has also spoke with them about the great things in ministry, the blessings of being married to a man who serves the Lord in full-time Christian […]

Gospel and Marriage

In his letter to the Ephesian church, the apostle Paul specifically addressed marriage. In Ephesus men typically viewed women as property, not as someone who should be loved and cherished. They often treated marriage as a business transaction for the sake of social appearances, thus they sought sexual gratification outside their marriage. While the cultural […]

3 Challenges of Being a Pastor’s Wife

Ministry can be hard on families. The constant burden of loving and leading a local church is taxing, and the pressure a pastor feels inevitably impacts his wife. In recent years, my wife has frequently facilitated groups for pastor’s wives. As she has interacted with them, she has found the three most common challenges to […]

Experiences Not Toys

Today I am taking Eden (our oldest) on her first trip to New York City. She wants to see The Lion King. During our short visit, we will also take a carriage ride in Central Park, visit several toy stores (no purchases), and enjoy several meals together – including one at a famous Peanut Butter […]

A Letter for My Mom

When my mom celebrated her 60th birthday last year, my sister-in-law compiled a book of letters for her. Below is the letter I wrote to my mom. I am reposting it here in honor of her as we approach Mother’s Day Her sons rise up and call her blessed. Her husband also praises her: “Many women are […]