If we sometimes go all in to shed physical love handles, we need to pursue relational love handles. Handles help us with the reality that falling in love is easy, but staying in love requires a plan. Love handles are tools and rules that shape and guide relationships toward better outcomes. Love handles can be defined as demonstrable actions and attitudes that create deposits in the emotional bank accounts of our partner. Love handles are ways to leverage love and create real intimacy as God intends.
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We meet Sundays:
9:00 am Worship
10:30 am Worship
Connect Groups throughout the week.

Giving to FBC

We want to thank those of you who give faithfully and systematically to our church. We hope you know how important your giving is to what God is doing at FBC Seminole, in our community, and across the planet through the different ministries we are able to partner with through your financial generosity. We've fixed plumbing, remodeled kitchens, replaced shingles, celebrated our teachers, and made  a difference in a host of other opportunities. Your generosity matters.
We offer Financial Peace University on a consistent basis for those who need financial help.  It's a financial management system that allows multitudes to eliminate debt and live in freedom.
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Better Together Marriage Conference

We are excited to invite you and your spouse to our upcoming Marriage Conference. This promises to be a transformative event that will strengthen and enrich your relationship. Event Details: Venue: Cotton Court in Lubbock, TX Dates: February 24-25, 2024 Cost: $150 for hotel room and $225 for the marriage conference fee per couple. There are no refunds. As an added touch, we encourage you to bring a wedding picture of the two of you. We'll have a special display during the conference, celebrating the love stories of all the couples in attendance.


Cotton Court Registration for Marriage Retreat

Rooms are limited. Please Note: Registration will be open for FBC Seminole members until October 30th.  Then we will open registration for other churches in the area.


Hope is a necessity. Hope needs a strategy.
God has a track record of taking the darkest days and shining light in the brightest ways. He takes the most hopeless situations and totally transforms them into hopeful situations.
1 Peter 1:3 NIV

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

Marriage is a flawed person married to a flawed person in a fallen world with a faithful God.
Genesis 2:17, 23 NIV

17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
23 The man said,“This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’for she was taken out of man.”

Genesis 3:6, 9, 11 NIV

When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.
But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
11 And he said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

Everyone is Incompatible. Women need C.A.R.E.
Communication Talk
Affection Touch
Reliability Time
Empathy Trust
Fully present is assertive where I step up and show up for myself and speak the truth in love.
Fully present is empathy where I step up and show up for my partner by listening with grace.
Fully present is bringing my B.E.S.T self to the conversation:
Body Language
Sense of Humor
Tone of Voice
Men Need H. O. P. E.
Honor Respect
Optimism Resilience
Partner Restoration
Encouragement Reassurance
1. Honor (Respect)
Men have two significant mirrors in life: his wife and his work.
Ephesians 5:33 NLT

33 So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

Honor up. Honor Down. Honor all around.
2. Optimism (Resilience)
Philippians 1:6 NIV

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

John 15:11 NIV

11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

Psalms 27:13-14 NIV

13 I remain confident of this:I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. 14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.

3. Partnership (Restoration)
Ladies, I don’t want to generalize too much but for most men, side to side fun means as much as face-to face fun means to you.”
Craig Groeschel
4. Encouragement (Reassurance)
Proverbs 18:21 NIV

21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 NIV

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. 11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm.But how can one keep warm alone? 12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.