Love & War - Session 04: Sharing An Adventure

So—what’s the mission of your marriage? What are the two of you called to, together? Can you name it? “We’re in this together,” is essential for the boy and girl in the fairy tale. Finding a shared mission as a couple is essential to a vibrant marriage. It might be the very thing to rescue a floundering couple, and it will surely take you both to a whole new level of companionship regardless of where you are. Our hearts are made for adventure. Surviving the week so you can hit the food court at the mall on the weekend is not enough.

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Love & War - Session 03: The Greatest Gift You Can Give

There are all sorts of joy to be found in your marriage, once you stop looking to your spouse to make you happy.  The human heart has an infinite capacity for happiness and an unending need for love, because it is created for an infinite God who is unending love. The desperate turn is when we bring the aching abyss of our hearts to one another with the hope, the plea, “Make me happy. Fill this ache.” And often out of love we do try to make one another happy, and then we wonder why it never lasts.

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Love & War - Session 02: A Perfect Storm

Our mutual brokenness plays off of each other so perfectly it’s frightening. It’s like throwing a dog and a cat in a dryer. Is he absolutely mad? Why would God do such a thing? Because marriage is a divine conspiracy.
 It is a conspiracy divinely arranged and with divine intent.
 God lures us into marriage through love and sex and loneliness, or simply the fact that someone finally paid attention—all those reasons that you got married in the first place. It doesn’t really matter, he’ll do whatever it takes. He lures us into marriage and then he uses it to transform us.

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Love & War - Session 01: Hope and Vision

What would it look like for the two of you to find your way to something beautiful? Don’t start with, How can that happen? How will come in time; we can help you with the how. You have to begin with desire. Start with what is written on your heart. What was it that you once dreamed of as a young man or woman? What was it you wanted when you fell in love?

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Killing Lions Campfire

This Summer, Start a Killing Lions Campfire
--A small group experience for men--
 
Powerful things take place when guys get together to talk about the masculine journey. Outdoors. Informal. Around a campfire. Filmed on location in Moab, Killing Lions Campfire is your way to facilitate those life-changing conversations.
 
Our dream is for men to hold a thousand campfires this summer. Watch this video for more on this invitation.
 

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Wild at Heart: Band of Brothers - Session 8: A Band of Brothers

This is the eighth and final session of this DVD series. . . but it’s not intended to be the end. Far from it. One of the hopes of this series is to bind men together into little platoons or bands of brothers. The five of us couldn’t imagine “doing life” without one another; it would be like loading a barn full of hay by yourself. . . long, hard, and lonely.

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Wild at Heart: Band of Brothers - Session 7: A Beauty to Rescue

The beauty of a woman arouses a man to play the man. The strength of a man, offered tenderly to his woman, allows her to be beautiful. It brings life to her and many. This is a reality that extends to every aspect of our lives. When a man withholds himself from his woman, he leaves her without the life only he can bring.

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Wild at Heart: Band of Brothers - Session 6: An Adventure to Live

Life is not a problem to be solved; it is an adventure to be lived. That is the nature of it and has been since the beginning, when God set the dangerous stage for this high-stakes drama and called the whole wild enterprise good. He rigged the world in such a way that it only works when we embrace risk as the theme of our lives, which is to say, only when we live by faith. A man just won’t be happy until he has adventure in his work, in his love, and in his spiritual life.

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Wild at Heart: Band of Brothers - Session 5: A Battle to Fight

God, who is a great warrior, created man in his image. God set within us a warrior heart because he has created us to join him in his war against evil, and if we’re going to find our part in God’s story, if we’re going to be the men that he made us to be, we have to get that part of our heart back. Over the next three sessions, we are shifting from the healing of your masculine heart to the release of your heart into the battle, the adventure, and the beauty.

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Wild at Heart: Band of Brothers - Session 4: Healing the Wound

Frederick Buechner was so right when he said that we bury our wound deep, and after a while we never take it out again, let alone speak of it. But take it out we must—or even better, enter into it. Christ must touch us, and touch us where we hurt most. The biggest adventure so far in this series is this one . . . time alone with God, being with the God who longs to touch us, to heal us. It doesn’t come easy, but adventure never does. In this session, we take our wound and its message to God to listen to all he has to say to us.

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