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Valentine's Day is drawing near.

Everywhere you look you find images of hearts and romance…

…Which is great, but also quite confusing to young lives.

I ran across the most incredibly simple and profound article by Josh McDowell they could really help us open a conversation during this season of the year.

Check out his two lists!

What’s the Difference Between Love and Infatuation?

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Doug-Lisa wedding altar

By Lisa Cherry

Dear Pebo,

Today marks 33 years since we stood at that altar, starry-eyed.

And just so our kids and grandkids and even the whole world knows today, I want to make a declaration:

The hot romance of our youth has not faded. And the love has only grown more beautiful.

Today I thought of at least 33 reasons why our love is so strong.

Oh, to others, these might look like 33 obstacles to romance. But we know they were doorways to intimacy.

The real secret to our marriage?

It's all wrapped up in that big God kind of love word, agape.

Thank you, Doug, for 33 years of First Corinthians  13 four through seven.

Your Pebo,

  1. Door-to-door pots and pans purchases
  2. Camping trips to the Illinois river
  3. 23-foot travel trailers on a mountain
  4. Sewer accidents in a campground
  5. Toothpaste smells
  6. 10 labors
  7. 10 Postpartums
  8. 10 Moves in 16 years
  9. Gray hair
  10. No hair
  11. Van in a ditch (On consecutive days )
  12. Golf balls thru windows
  13. Vomit clean up
  14. 13 puppies and a sick mama dog
  15. Dental accidents
  16. 200 beats per minute heart rates
  17. Van fires
  18. Lost car keys
  19. Dead frozen horses
  20. Mice wars
  21. Mold
  22. Shoulder surgery
  23. Chain saw cut knees
  24. 100% commission based job changes
  25. Cluttered dresser tops
  26. Used cars with no back door handles
  27. Tofu main dishes
  28. Sermon critiques
  29. Wood-burning heating units
  30. Boats hanging in a tree
  31. Trips to Chicago to " get a house"
  32. Hospital vigils
  33. 32-cities-per-year ministry trips

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Related Resource:

Hot Romance:  A family guide for dating, courtship, love and sex



In a world where sex and romance have been hijacked to sell products, push agendas, and tantalize the flesh, God is raising up a new generation that knows the truth!

God is the inventor of Hot Romance! He yearns to pour out His Blessing of Love to any who will receive it!   (7 part DVD)






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Love Dare for Parents 668524_w185By Lisa Cherry

Have you seen it yet??? I am SO excited!

At our POTTS meeting last night, my dear friend Deanna brought in the new book The Love Dare for Parents. I skimmed it last night, and I am ordering it tomorrow!!!

This book is built on the phrases of 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7. It breaks the teaching down to a small chapter and action point for 40 days of love for your child. Also, it includes access to an online free parent assessment.

Wow, this book looks like the beginning of a new day for many relationships. Without the heart of our children turned to us through a relationship of love, our instruction, correction, and even our testimony will be of little effect.

Hey, I'm getting my copy and starting right away. Anyone want to join me?

Message me here in the comments!

This is going to be exciting!

By Lynne Davis

One look was all it took. Remember? You saw your baby’s face, and your heart swelled to the bursting point.  A cascade of fierce love and thrilling joy poured out to your precious little one.

God wants you to know that He is looking at you with the same amazing explosion of love that you felt when you first became a mom. You make His heart sing with joy.

He who is love has unleashed His love—His very essence—toward you.

Even if you’ve failed Him, God’s love for you is sure and unfailing. He bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things.

So as you celebrate Mothers’ Day, take a moment to look to the Lord and notice His love for you.  What kind of love is it?   It’s an extravagant, parental love like the love you discovered in your heart for your child.

Believe that His love is for you, and trust that it will never fail.

Image courtesy of Renato Cardoso

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