By R. Kent Hughes
"Discipline is a topic approximately which the Scriptures say much-but modern authors were primarily silent. Kent Hughes fills a gaping void with this really good volume.… If there's a spark of religious hope on your soul, this booklet would definitely kindle it right into a blazing ardour for godly discipline." -John MacArthur, pastor and best-selling writer "This is a ebook for males who're desirous to easy methods to be extra potent. It comes from the pen of 1 who has realized to function he has led and who's in a position to give you the reader with many useful functions of everlasting truth." -C. William Pollard, Chairman and CEO, The ServiceMaster corporation "To open this booklet and locate somebody taking heavily the biblical name of'agonizing to go into the dominion' and… boxing and sweating like a champion to get victory over sin is the main clean factor i'll have set my eyes on." -John Piper, pastor and renowned writer "An extraordinary quantity for women and men alike!… Over 250 pages dedicated to the sensible outworking of self-discipline on matters like purity, marriage, prayer, the tongue, the brain, our paintings, management, ministry, and plenty of, many extra. I warrantly: Digest this e-book and you'll bid the blahs farewell." -Charles Swindoll, pastor and best-selling writer "I loved studying Disciplines of a Godly guy since it challenged my spirit. I hugely suggest it to males who're now not thin-skinned." -Mike Singletary, corridor of reputation linebacker for the Chicago Bears "An inspiring and useful advisor for males who search to mirror God's glory of their lives. This publication is a difficult textual content for own devotions in addition to for helping younger fans of Christ to develop of their stroll with God." -Lieutenant normal Howard D. Graves (U.S. military, Retired), Former Superintendent, usa army Academy (West element, big apple)
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I remember everything, even the color of the hospital walls. It seems like only yesterday. Another event has lodged in my mind with similar vividness. July 23, 1986, twenty-three years later, in another hospital in far-off Illinois, my baby Holly gave birth to her firstborn, a beautiful little boy, Brian Emory, and his father held him with the same rapture. Both experiences were profoundly supernatural, for I saw God’s creation: blood, earth, water, wind and fire. Though just a speck on time’s continuum, I felt a sacred solidarity with the past and the present.
Marriage ideally produces two people who are as much the same person as two people can be! Christians in marriage have the same Lord, the same family, the same children, the same future, and the same ultimate destiny — an astounding unity. An amazing bonding took place the moment I saw my newborn children and held them in my arms. They are from my flesh. I am close to my children, interwoven with them. Yet, I am not one flesh with them. I am one DISCIPLINE OF MARRIAGE 35 flesh only with my wife.
Many affairs begin in just this way. On the practical level, do not touch. Do not treat women with the casual affection you extend to the females in your family. How many tragedies have begun with brotherly or fatherly touches and then sympathetic shoulders. You may even have to run the risk of being wrongly considered “distant” or “cold” by some women. Whenever you dine or travel with a woman, make it a threesome. This may be awkward, but it will afford an opportunity to explain your rationale, which, more often than not, will incur respect rather than reproach.
Disciplines of a Godly Man by R. Kent Hughes