Running To Win

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

What Marriage Is and Isn't, Part 4 of 4 (Fighting for Your Family)

January 21, 2014

The central component of marriage is “leaving and cleaving.” After the “I do’s,” we leave our parents’ authority and live with our mates in a new home without the meddling of relatives. Otherwise, our marriage can be in great danger.  

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Buyer’s remorse is something we all deal with. We all wonder if that appliance we bought was really the best choice. When it comes to marriage, there is no place for buyer’s remorse. We have to let go of what might have been and honor the commitment we’ve made, as the vow says, “for better or for worse.” 
January 20, 2014
When two people consider marriage, they’re often in a fog of being in love. Faults in the other party are overlooked. It is only after the rice is thrown that reality sets in. Today we review more misconceptions about marriage and how to make it work God’s way.     
January 17, 2014
A family should be a source of support and safety. Some families hide dark secrets of shame, as dads have not been the kind of fathers their wives and kids deserve. Hear why it is necessary to forgive your father so that, with God’s help, you can live your life in freedom.
January 16, 2014
A family should be a source of support and safety. Some families hide dark secrets of shame, as dads have not been the kind of fathers their wives and kids deserve. Hear why it is necessary to forgive your father so that, with God’s help, you can live your life in freedom.
January 15, 2014
Rising crime and divorce rates bear sad testimony to families with poor male role models or none at all. It is vital that dads lead their families in the right direction. The next generation depends on it, and right now the outlook is grim. 
January 14, 2014
Our first father Adam failed in Eden because of his passivity. From his story we learn the role a husband should play. 
January 13, 2014
Society confuses the natural roles of men and women.  Many people want men to feel that it is wrong to be masculine. The result is that families have either weak husbands or no husbands at all.
January 10, 2014
Our culture tries to convince women that putting “homemaker” on a resume does not cut it. But no job is as tough as being a mother, especially for a single mom. Today we learn what the church should do to help these women.  
January 9, 2014
There is no better role model for motherhood than Mary, who struggled as a single mom with several children, including her firstborn: Jesus, the Son of God. Her calling as a mom shows us how crucial motherhood is.  
January 8, 2014
Motherhood is never easy. But for one woman, it was almost unbearable. Mary had to watch her firstborn son die on a cross after raising him from infancy. Mary can teach today’s moms what devotion and commitment are all about.  
January 7, 2014
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Living With Your Passions
In a hyper-sexualized culture, sex is either reduced to pleasure-seeking or conflated with our identity. But God designed us as sexual beings for emotional and spiritual intimacy whose highest calling is to worship Him. In this revised edition, Pastor Erwin Lutzer draws on forty years of ministry experience to present a rationale for sexual purity. He gives an honest answer to the sexual pressures we face like extramarital relationships, self-gratification, same-sex attraction, and more. As desire-driven creatures, we don't have to pursue happiness at the expense of character. With our identity grounded in Christ, we can live victoriously with our passions. Click below to receive this book for a gift of any amount or call Moody Church Media at 1.800.215.5001.

About Running To Win

Running the race of life is hard. But with the Bible front and center and a heart to encourage, Pastor Erwin Lutzer presents clear Bible teaching, helping you make it across the finish line. Since 2011, this 25-minute program has provided a Godward focus and features listeners’ questions.

About Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer is Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church where he served as the Senior Pastor for 36 years (1980-2016). He earned a B.Th. from Winnipeg Bible College, a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary, a M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola University, and an honorary LL.D. from the Simon Greenleaf School of Law (Now Trinity Law School).

A clear expositor of the Bible, he is the featured speaker on two radio programs: Running to Win—a daily Bible-teaching broadcast and Songs in the Night—an evening program that’s been airing since 1943. Running To Win broadcasts on a thousand outlets in the U.S. and across more than fifty countries in seven languages. His speaking engagements include Bible conferences and seminars, both domestically and internationally, including Russia, the Republic of Belarus, Germany, Scotland, Guatemala, and Japan. He has led tours to Israel and to the cities of the Protestant Reformation in Europe.

Pastor Lutzer is also a prolific author of over seventy books, including the bestselling We Will Not Be Silenced, One Minute After You Die, and the Gold Medallion Award winner, Hitler’s Cross. Pastor Lutzer and Rebecca live in the Chicago area and have three grown children and eight grandchildren. Connect with Pastor Lutzer on X (@ErwinLutzer) or moodymedia.org.

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