As a pastor, I have the great honor of being part of some of the most significant events in the lives of people. One of these is when a couple is joined together in Christian marriage. Premarital appointments with a couple are crucial as they create the opportunity to: Get to know each other Plan a service of Christian […]
My Advice on Cohabitation
I recently read an update from The Methodist Church of Great Britain in which it reports: “The Methodist Church will look at cohabitation, at the urging of the Youth Assembly. The annual report from the Youth Assembly, which was received by the Conference, requires the Methodist Council to work with young Methodists to produce advice […]
Our Third Wedding Anniversary
On June 3, 2006, Clemmons United Methodist Church in Clemmons, North Carolina was host to the wedding between Nicole Scherle and Andrew Conard. It has been a blessing to be married to Nicole for three years and I look forward to many, many more…
I am proud of… my wife.
Last for this non-comprehensive blog journey and certainly not least is my wife, Nicole Conard. She is an amazing woman, wife and pastor. I am proud of the way that she lives out her calling to ministry. The way that she cares for people and the passion that she has for renewing the church are […]
Email Received: I am writing because I have a few questions I need help with. I am recently divorced. It seems my wife didn’t understand that you are not supposed to date other people when you are married. We tried to work it out the first time 3 years ago, but the second time she […]
Speedlinking – July 14, 2008
Thoughts on The Appointive Odometer. Adam Hamilton: Itinerant General Superintendent? Excellent post from a relatively new blogger – Luke Wetzel. Ben Simpson shares Some Random Stuff I’ve Learned From Blogging – valuable. Unconventional Worship Programming – Interesting concept… Makes You Think highlights some Christian marketing Sex and Marriage Questions and a perplexing question about gay […]
Speedlinking – June 5, 2008
Matt Judkins writes profound thoughts on ordination at Many Hands Make an Elder. Grace is Gratuitous relates some of deviant monk’s thoughts on the grace of God. Kathy Guy relates a common Marriage Crisis Pattern and supplies an excellent response. She also gives a good response to the question So, you want to start a […]
I have been married to my wife, Nicole, for two years today. It has been an exciting adventure and I am looking forward to many more years together.
I was asked this question recently and my initial response was “yes.” However, now I am thinking maybe the answer is “no.” I never believe that divorce should be a first choice or seem like an easy option. I think that there are circumstances where divorce makes the most sense and is perhaps the best […]