My Book: Marriage God’s Way: A Biblical Recipe for Healthy, Joyful, Christ-Centered Relationships
My sermon notes are much closer to manuscripts than actual notes. I took those transcripts and compiled them into a manuscript that was over 100,000 words in length. During the first major edit, the manuscript was brought down to 80,000 words. It was painful to see so much material removed that I thought was good, but the book was definitely the better for it. When Tedd Tripp endorsed Marriage God’s Way he suggested taking it down even further to a length people look for in a marriage book.
The process of refining and trimming began again, and the manuscript was taken down to 60,000 words (about 250 pages). Again, painful, but again, it improved the book. Now I believe Marriage God’s Way is a polished product.
I put about 30 hours of studying into each sermon, which means Marriage God’s Way is the result of about 750 hours of studying God’s Word, and countless hours of writing and editing. I believe it contains the best information from my messages, and I hope you’ll check it out. Allow God’s Word to provide you with a Recipe for a Healthy, Joyful, Christ-Centered Relationship.
You can check it out here. I generally write about:
- Topics from Scripture
- Questions sent to to me
- My family
- My ministry
Here are some sample posts:
- Am I saved? Six tests to know!
- 8 Reasons to Choose Burial Over Cremation
- Marriage God’s Way – presentation of first copy to my dad
- Do you delight in a quiet life?
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My wife, Katie, and I grew up together in McArthur, California. After high school I attended Florida Institute of Technology where I received my bachelors in business administration while participating in Army ROTC. After graduation I was commissioned as an armor officer. Following the military I taught elementary school while receiving my masters in education. During that time I became a Christian and soon found myself longing to be in ministry.
God opened a door for me to work part-time as an associate pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Lemoore, CA. The church grew, they hired me on full-time, and I left teaching public school. During this time I received my masters in biblical studies. In 2010 I began communicating with the elders at Woodland Christian Church and I made the transition to become their senior pastor in December 2010.
Most of my time is spent with my home and church families. I also enjoy teaching God’s Word and speaking at conferences and retreats. The free time I have is usually committed to reading and writing.