Men, do not make your wife your first priority

Men, do not make your wife your first priority. Love your wife as Christ loved the church. Christ’s first priority was glorifying the Father. Christ loving the church meant sacrificial love. It was sacrificial to say hard things that were for the church’s good. Christ loves the church by encouragement and admonishment, by watering and pruning. “Happy wife, happy life” is not biblical because Christ’s priorities concerning the church never […]

 

 
 
 

Inspiration has a name and it is Inky

As an Oregon Duck living in Tennessee and looking forward to the Vols going to my hometown to play the Ducks in football this year, this video is a must watch for fans of any team.

 

 
 
 

Darth Vader Burned the Toast

Occasionally I’m blessed with readers of my books reaching out to me to tell me about how the book had an impact on their life. One reader of God Guy is a budding movie maker using CGI and stop animation. Thanks for the kind words in your message Morley and enjoy this video everyone!

 

Hackers and the Grace of God

I’ve always loved technology; it’s always come naturally to me. The best Christmas gift I ever got was an Atari 2600 game system, back when a controller was one joystick with one red button. But Space Invaders aside, as technology seeks to make our lives easier, it also becomes more complex. To make your thoughts available on the web for the world to see, you need a server to host […]

 

Own It!

(Releasing Sept. 2013) It’s time to stop borrowing or faking your faith . . . own it! The feature film Grace Unplugged tells the story of Grace Trey, an eighteen year-old small town pastor’s daughter who is also a phenomenal singer. But when she abruptly leaves home and finds instant Hollywood fame, the faith and relationships she grew up with are put to the test. As seen in the movie, […]

 

Humility vs. Humiliation

  Humility is when you choose a humble path before others point it out to you. When others point it out, it’s called humiliation. Good news: both are good for you. Bad news: maturity is only present in the humble act. Hope: learning from humiliation can lead to humility next time. Reality: saving face or spin is never humble. (Click on the pic below for an example of public humiliation!)

 

I'm Sorry

Counsel for anyone that needs to make an apology. An apology has to contain three things: 1. The words “I’m sorry.” 2. An absence of excuses or spin. 3. A statement of “what can I do to make things right?”

 

God Guy

When you become a God Guy, your life will never be the same. The God Guy is the most amazing guy on earth. He loves God with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength. He knows where he came from and where he is going. His life isn’t perfect–sometimes it’s messy. But what makes him different from just any guy is his relationship with the Creator of the universe. A […]

 

Devotions for the God Guy

You’re on the path to becoming a God Guy. Here’s a daily map to guide each step. The God Guy is always on a journey to becoming the man God created him to be. That means that every day, the God Guy needs time with his Creator to reflect on where he’s been, where he’s at, and where he’s going. Devotions for the God Guy is your daily guide to choosing […]

 

The Big Picture

(Releases Sept. 2013) The Big Picture is a gospel-centered book for teenagers and young adults that tells the story of the God who has always been with man and, through his Son and Spirit, always will. Best-selling authors Hayley and Michael DiMarco guide readers to be more aware of God’s presence with us today and better sense His call for us to make disciples of all nations. The gospel didn’t begin […]

 

True Purity

What if everything you’ve heard about purity wasn’t quite right? True Purity isn’t only about waiting and keeping your body under wraps—it’s about being purely God’s in every way. Any desire that prevents you from giving God 100 percent of your life leads to impurity. But here’s the amazing truth about purity: Purity isn’t something you achieve for yourself—your purity is really God’s job. True purity is something that is […]

 

Die Young

You’re Never Too Old to Die Young In a world that tempts you to chase happiness through self-centeredness, Michael and Hayley DiMarco shoot straight with you. Living for yourself will destroy you, and the only path to real life is through death to self. Here, the DiMarcos give you the rewarding (and sometimes counterintuitive) reasons for choosing to live for Jesus as you dig deep and bury yourself in Christ.

 

The Brave

What do you fear? Failure? Bullies? Pop quizzes? Abandonment? Natural disasters? Doing something embarrassing? There’s a ton of stuff in this world that makes us fearful, stressed, and worried. Things that make us want to give up and hide. Things that make us doubt that God cares. But the Brave around us aren’t somehow superhuman. They’ve just learned to have faith. Not in themselves, but in something–in Someone–much bigger than […]

 

Independence Day

Graduation Day Is Independence Day! It’s the day you’ve been waiting for. The day you graduate. The day you declare your independence. The beginning of a bright future where you are finally the one in charge of choosing your job, your classes, your career–your life. But there’s more to independence than getting to choose what you want to do. While graduation brings new freedom, it also brings a whole new […]

 

God Guy Bible

Combining the clear everyday language of GOD’S WORD Translation with inspirational writing from bestselling author Michael DiMarco, the God Guy Bible is jam-packed with these timeless features: Devotions and Bible study helps. We know that reading the Bible can be challenging. That’s why we’ve included lots of extra features to create a Bible that can grow with you. book intros including quick facts about the author, the audience, themes, and more profiles of God Guys you’ll find […]

 

Over It!

It’s time to put your past in its place. The past is part of your story. Whether it’s good or bad, the past shapes you into who you are. But it’s easy to get hung up on things that happened yesterday, or last week, or last year. And when you can’t get over the past, you can’t move on to the future. Over It shows you how to pick yourself up, […]

 

Rid of My Disgrace

I have a confession to make. I don’t like to read. I’m not making this up. I only like to read until I get the point and, oftentimes, that’s way before the writer has finished making his or hers. In my opinion, most books are far too long. It doesn’t help that I’m easily distracted. So the fact that I don’t like to read is reason #1 that I don’t […]

 

Celebrity

I have never been enamored with celebrity. Maybe it’s my gambling background and the ability to see through people, but celebrity just isn’t my thing. In fact, being exposed to the christian side of celebrity, I could tell you stories about some of people’s favorite pastors/authors/speakers that would make your toes curl.

 

The Chick Flick Future Spouse List for Singles

I just read a blog post from a well-known author where his current fiancee shared with him a list she wrote when she was a teen describing her future spouse. Here’s the list:

 

The Year of Yes

Hayley had a big week last week, speaking at the Unfading Beauty fashion show and then keynoting the mini-conference on Saturday. Reviews sounded great. But this week, the ball is in my court as I travel to Texas to lead a church youth retreat near the Gulf, then speak to parents of teens at the church Sunday morning before preaching to the whole congregation. Phew!