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Faith Under Fire

Faith Under Fire

Can You Trust God With Your Life? We can’t help it. We believe there should be a kind of spiritual math that grants us good things for being good. It’s easy enough to see where we get it- work hard and you’ll get ahead. Treat others well, they tend to do the same to...

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Is Your Marriage Healthy?

Is Your Marriage Healthy?

That is a big question. Ask it again to yourself: ‘Is your Marriage Healthy?’ What comes up for you? Worry? Wonder? Hope? I know that deep down inside of us all is a desire to have a healthy marriage, yet it is one of the hardest things to attain. It takes work. Lots...

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Body & Soul – Words That Matter

Body & Soul – Words That Matter

I call it bread-crumbing. It’s a word I made up. It’s the way we tend to communicate with each other most often. It’s the way we speak in codes, hints, and facial expressions. We desperately want the other person to notice us, to know what we need, but we leave them...

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An Encouraging Word

An Encouraging Word

Speaking the Truth in Love One of the hardest things to do is confront someone who hurt you. We’d often rather bear the pain of injury rather than confront the one who caused it. We don’t want the relationship to get worse. What if they retaliate for confronting them?...

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Looking Outside your Marriage for Comfort

Looking Outside your Marriage for Comfort

How We Miss God’s Healing All disappointment is a result of unmet expec tations. When our expectations are out of alignment, we can find ourselves disappointed at the craziest things. We can even get angry when we receive something we want in a way we didn’t want to...

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Losing A Best Friend

Losing A Best Friend

I got a text from a friend that told me to get to the hospital immediately because one of my closest friends was dying.  I was not exactly sure in that moment what that meant. Was she having a rough night? Was she about to go into some kind of surgery? Was there hope...

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Family Matters

Family Matters

Three Conversations to Have With Your Spouse We have all had those moments where we finally have alone time with our spouse and we find that we can’t think of something to talk about. Our brain could be fried from work or we could feel overwhelmed from a day with the...

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Teachable Moments

Teachable Moments

Looking Outside your Marriage for Comfort She sat in my office and began to tell me about how her marriage unfolded. One day, out of the blue, he told her that there were these things he found wrong with her. They were silly things. I braced myself because I knew it...

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How To Set A Boundary

How To Set A Boundary

Sometimes in life, we find ourselves in relationships where we need to define a boundary. But what is a boundary? Think of a boundary as a property line.  For your house, you know exactly where your yard ends and your neighbor’s yard begins. The same principle applies...

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