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Excerpt from “How To Stop The Pain” by James B. Richards

Excerpt from “How To Stop The Pain” by James B. Richards 150 150 cheryl

“How To Stop The Pain”

is an amazing book. Here is a great excerpt:

“Finding fault is not ta work of the Holy Spirit. It is not a spiritual gift. It is neither inspired by God nor led by God. Finding fault is the product of fear, low self-worth, and anger. It is a vain attempt to end pain by controlling and forcing others to change. It is the source of more conflict and lost love than almost any other factor. Our attempts to fix each other are killing us! The proof is obvious. Our attempts never work, but we refuse to consider the board in our won eye and continue to search for the sawdust in the eyes of others. Even when change is needed, transformation doesn’t happen by focusing on what is wrong.”

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Join us at First Baptist Church Euless, Texas this weekend!

Join us at First Baptist Church Euless, Texas this weekend! 150 150 cheryl

Going through marriage struggles? Have a friend struggling in their marriage right now? Join us as we share the LOVE STORY God has given us @ First Baptist Church in Euless,Texas this weekend at all worship services @ 9:15am and 10:45am.

How judging affects YOU…….Recommended reading: “How To Stop The Pain” by Dr. James B. Richards

How judging affects YOU…….Recommended reading: “How To Stop The Pain” by Dr. James B. Richards 150 150 cheryl

“How to Stop the Pain”

by Dr James B. Richards

When I picked up this book, my first thought was, I’m not one with a bunch of pain. As I opened the pages, I was hit between the eyes on the subject of judging others.

This is a MUST read and needs to

be on everyone’s bookshelf.

It will change your life.

This paradigm-shattering book will free you from the forces that would turn you into a victim. It will lead you step-by-step through a simple process that will free you from the pain of the past and protect you from the pain of the future. Discover the emotional freedom that everyone wants but few experience, free yourself from the need to judge others, and learn the only biblical way to prevent pain!” Click here

Join us at Lake Pointe Church, Rockwall, Tx tonight & tomorrow, Sept 10-11th!

Join us at Lake Pointe Church, Rockwall, Tx tonight & tomorrow, Sept 10-11th! 150 150 cheryl

We look forward to sharing the love story God has given us to the Lake Pointe Church family, Rockwall, Tx this weekend at all worship services. Come join us!

“An affair is an escape from reality”…..Steve Farrar

“An affair is an escape from reality”…..Steve Farrar 150 150 cheryl

“An affair is an escape from reality”…..Steve Farrar

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Don’t miss this new Bible….releases in Oct 2011…..5 years in the making

Don’t miss this new Bible….releases in Oct 2011…..5 years in the making 150 150 cheryl

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“So what?” That’s the response many people have to the Bible. Read a passage, interpret it, and still they ask, “So, what difference does that make in my life?”

In the Life Essentials Study Bible, renowned Bible teacher Gene Getz complements the full text of the popular HCSB translation by elaborating on 1,500 principles in Scripture that are as relevant today as when the?66 books of the Bible were written. Distilling these truths into principles, Getz helps the reader more easily remember and effectively apply the Bible’s wisdom to everyday life. He explains how each of these principles represents a supracultural truth?one that can and should be applied at any moment in history and in every cultural situation.

In addition, the Life Essentials Study Bible was created with an integrated digital study system?more than 250 hours of free online coaching (via a scan of a QR code) content led by Getz?that fosters a greater understanding of the Bible’s grand story.

Features

  • Getz’s pertinent questions inspire personal reflection or group discussion of each principle
  • Book introduction to each book of the Bible and its list of corresponding principles
  • A topical index
  • Cross references for all 1,500 principles
  • A two-piece gift box
  • Presentation page

Join us next week at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Tx!

Join us next week at Lake Pointe Church in Rockwall, Tx! 150 150 cheryl

Come join us at Lake Pointe Church, Rockwall, Texas at all weekend worship services as we share the love story God has given us!

For details: http://www.hopeformarriages.com/category/events/upcoming

 

Marriage is a blessing…..give us your ideas

Marriage is a blessing…..give us your ideas 150 150 cheryl

What makes your marriage successful? We would like to hear from you!

There’s something about simplicity…….

There’s something about simplicity……. 150 150 cheryl

There’s something to say about simplicity, isn’t there? Every day in our counseling practice we hear, “we are just so busy, we don’t have time to spend time with each other ………the kids this, the kids that; my work etc.” We are all busy aren’t we? But the thing to contemplate is “what is really important?”

Jeff and I were reminded a couple of weeks ago that much of our busyness depends on us. It helped us to reflect once again on what is important.

God gave us a gift the first part of August. We were the hosts for the Sky Ranch Family Camp in Colorado for a week. We flew from Dallas and had an 1 1/2 hour drive to the camp. Before we hit the road, we stopped at a small country restaurant for a great breakfast and then headed into the mountains. They actually had Sirius radio in our rental car so we listened to some wonderful music as we talked and admired the beauty before us!

We arrived at the camp too early, so drove to the nearest “city”, Lake City. We landed at Mean Jeans Coffee Shop for a cup of joe. This started a week of reflection.

What do we really need in life? We were forced to slow down. To reflect. To think. To pray. We left Mean Jeans and drove to the camp. We were met by enthusiastic young counselors welcoming us and the 10 families that we would spend the week with. They insisted on taking our bags to our 250 foot square cabin. And this cabin was our haven for the week. 250 square feet…… Enough for what we needed. A bed, a small kitchen, a bathroom with a shower.

We had no internet or phone service. The first 24 hours was a bit weird without the technology, but this soon was a delight. We hung out with all the families and built some incredible relationships during our stay.

The question we came back with was: WHAT DO WE REALLY NEED IN THIS LIFE?

Would love your comments……….

Thanks for the review, Jen, on Christianbooks.com

Thanks for the review, Jen, on Christianbooks.com 150 150 cheryl

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I Do Again is a very unusual book. Not so much in that it is written by a husband and wife writing team (this is something that I see with increasing frequency) but in that it is written by a married couple that has married, divorced, and remarried. I strongly believe that the church is suffering from weak teaching on marriage and even worse church disciple and follow-through as couples professing Christ divorce as often as those who do not. That is why I Do Again is such a vitally important book. Whether you are single and planning to marry, are currently married, or are divorced, I highly recommend reading it.
The Scruggs married, pursued an active life as young professionals, and basically enjoyed themselves. When their daughters entered the picture however, things changed. The added stress of children on the marriage drove Cheryl into the arms of another man through her search to satisfy herself. After ten years of marriage, theirs ended in divorce. God however, had a plan to redeem their marriage, and after drawing both Cheryl and Jeff to Himself, he faithfully led them back towards each other over an extended period of time. Seven years later they remarried and dedicated their new union to the one who had saved not only them, but their marriage as well.
Written in alternating, chronological points of view, I Do Again is nothing if not raw. It is a very honest account of the emotional journey both Cheryl and Jeff took throughout their life together and apart from each other. If you are in a struggling marriage, reading through the pain of their divorce will definitely make you think twice before making the decision to split asunder what God has joined together. It is particularly valuable reading for women who tend to feel unhappy, emotionally unfulfilled, and discontent (don?t we all feel this way from time to time) and who struggle with the temptation the world offers to ?just be happy?. Divorce is not a happy thing.
This is an amazing joint memoir; it will serve as a stark reminder for the rest of my life that divorce is not God?s will. I cried. Often. Don?t be surprised if you do too. For those who have divorced I Do Again offers the hope that what is broken can be restored, and that with God all things are possible, even what is entirely impossible for man.
I received a print copy of this book to review. All opinions are genuine and my own.
Hope for Marriages ? Jeff & Cheryl Scruggs