You and your upcoming wife are passing through one of the most stressful times of your life, getting married, and are super excited to go on your honeymoon and spend quality time together. This is one of the most exciting and anticipated trips of your life. So make it fantastic. Here are a few travel tips to take along with you as you and your new bride vacation for the first time.
Are you looking to give a Christ-centered wedding toast at a wedding? Are the bride and groom having an open microphone and you want to go prepared? Or did the groom ask you to be his best man and you want to do a killer job that honors Jesus? No matter why you want to give a God-honoring marriage toast we want to help you prepare and deliver the speech.
Here's our list of blogs and websites about weddings and ceremony planning that we think Christian guys will find informative, entertaining, and helpful. Now, they're not all Christian, nor do we promote all they have to offer, but they each have unique information that can help guys get creative when assisting the bride with whatever she needs. Keep this list in your back pocket for when your special woman needs input, or at least to impress her with all your cool resources.
According to a survey of Christian counselors, the three most common marriage counseling books they ask their clients to read and discuss have little to no Biblical principles. (Johnson, pg 190). In fact, one of these popular self-help books, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus (aff link) by Dr. John Gray, is completely secular with no mention of God or Christianity. If we are going to learn from this book and others like it, we need to read them with a Christ-centered perspective.
This integration of secular and Christian should include an explanation of how the world views human relations, how Christians are to see human relations and marriage through a Biblical perspective, and what advice Christians can take from the secular perspective and use for the success of their marriages. With a simple change of perspective we can take books like these, separate the good from the bad, and learn something helpful from them.
This post is for all those guys out there looking to play bachelor party pranks on your friends who are getting married. I can’t guarantee any woman will think any of these is funny (maybe even the opposite), but I’m 100% sure you guys are going to enjoy much of this list. Have fun and enjoy pranking the groom!
1. Work Ambush: Load up on something that you can either throw or shot the groom with. I’m thinking water balloons, super soakers, nerf guns (aff links), or anything else that isn’t too difficult to clean up. Go to his work location and wait for him to come outside to his car. If you want, you can leave a bucket of balloons on the hood or a nerf gun there. He’ll say something to the extent of, “Why is there a nerf gun on my car?” As soon as he sees it, jump out from your hiding places and attack him with everything you got! This one is more appropriate at some worksites than others. If he works at the CIA, wait until he gets home.
Are you throwing a bachelor party and need some ideas that don’t involve Vegas, strip clubs, or getting wasted? Believe it or not there are lots of ways to enjoy an evening or weekend without regretting it the next day. Read onward because we have some fun but clean ideas for you.
Background: Before the wedding, I got to enjoy seeing my brother and his wife’s relationship. They included me in some of the fun things they did and in general enjoyed spending time with me. I also enjoyed spending time with them. So I decided to center my toast around some of the fun and silly things the three of us had done as a group.
Background: My brother and his fiancé, now wife, are both redheaded. Now, when I went about planning this wedding toast, it would be easy to make jokes about the redheaded babies they’re going to have, but that’s the easy laugh. There’s no challenge there and it doesn’t really tell us anything about the couple. However, this doesn’t mean you can’t drop this type of humor entirely, it just can’t be our focus, or we’ll miss the whole point of the toast, which is to honor the bride and groom, and most importantly, Jesus Christ.
It's time to man-up and buy books about the first night of your marriage! That's right. I'm talking about the wedding night. Guy's tend to think about this a little more than the day, which is perfectly understandable. But you can think a lot of things about this night, and if none of them are centered in Christ, then you're wasting up your brain power. It's time to think about married sex a new way.
Every day millions of people give into temptation through misusing their Internet browsers to look at pornography and sin. Safeguarding this area of our lives can be very difficult because of the online resources required to complete homework assignments and to interact with people. But God requires holiness and so we must fight to win the battle.Christ calls us to resist these temptations just as He gives us hope that we can honor God with our actions and hearts. 1 Corinthians 10:12-13 says, “Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed that he does not fall. No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.”
For anyone looking to safeguard their computer, I would like to recommend an accountability and filtering software called Covenant Eyes (aff link). People from all walks of life use this program to safeguard their online experiences. I encourage you to watch the video below which explains how the software works.
If you or your parents sign up for this program, use the coupon code standsolid (aff link) to receive the first month of service free and the subsequent months for $8.99 per month. Add usernames for $2.00 each per month along with filtering for $1.50 each month.