Matt and Lauren Chandler are hosting an online marriage conference from February 19–20. Together, they’ll discuss God’s good design for love, marriage, sex, and redemption—sharing insights from their own struggles coupled with what Scripture reveals about romance.
FaithSmiles.com brings you faith-friendly videos that help you, your family, and your friends share happiness, encouragement, and the depth of God’s love. You’ll find stories that make you laugh, stories that make you weep, and more.
One of our recent favorites is this touching story of a husband who goes on the best first date ever—with a girl you’ll never expect.
“A good father will ponder: How can I be like my heavenly Father?”
Being a husband and father isn’t meant to be easy; it’s meant to be meaningful. The love between these two leads us to a glimpse of our Father’s love for us, which in turn illuminates the important role fathers and husbands are called to play (Ephesians 5:25).
Fathers’ mission–leading their families into the love of God—leaves them with big shoes to fill. The sad truth is, many dads are so overwhelmed with the task at hand that they don’t even lace up. Or maybe they trip on their shoelaces a time or two when times get tough, and then give up because they think conflict means they aren’t good at this whole dad thing. So we end up with fewer and fewer father-daughter moments and, eventually, a fatherless culture.
Remember this: God’s love never leaves or forsakes us (Deuteronomy 31:6). In order for dads to push through times of tension, they need constant encouragement. Which fathers can you encourage today? Thank them and refresh them: share this video with them, and tag them in the comments.
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“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” —1 Corinthians 13:4–7
Love is one of those things that seems a little cliché, but in reality it’s a foundation that God has called us to construct our lives upon. Not only are we called to love our Lord Jesus Christ, but we’re also called to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Trust me, I know what some of you are thinking: “But you haven’t met my neighbors. They’re crazy!”
And although this might be hard to do sometimes, we need to remember that it wasn’t a request—it was a command.
“We love because he first loved us.” —1 John 4:19
Let’s focus on God’s love today
- Are you loving the way Jesus loved?
- Are you loving your neighbor as yourself?
- Are you reflecting an image of love in your everyday actions?
- On a scale of one to 10, where do you rank on the showing-love meter?
Be an example of love. Show those around you how much you care.