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Faith Believes

There were days when I passed the test of faith; on other days, I have failed miserably. I am most thankful that my relationship with Christ is not dependent on my responses, but on the sacrifice and love of my Savior....

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Starting Fresh

All relationships are dysfunctional to some degree simply because all of us are imperfect sinners. Yet some are so deeply dysfunctional, even downright abusive, that the fallout from them can last a lifetime. Maybe you know that from experience. Now, you just want a fresh start, a chance to break...

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Still in Need of Samaritans

We pondered the truth that Jesus clearly wanted Christians to note, that even the world is willing to get involved with messy situations. We also recognized that many churches are positively responding with recovery programs, and there is a growing trend in the younger generation to tackle these issues head...

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Wishfulness or Certain Hope?

For years, she has collected piece after piece. Some have been passed down from generation to generation. Some have been fashioned by the hands of her mother or grandmother. Still others she has lovingly prepared herself. She is uncertain of the future, yet each item represents her certainty in a...

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Five Ways to Express Love

In my early years as a marriage counselor, time and time again I noticed that often couples would voice similar complaints regarding their marriage. One spouse would say something to the effect of, "I feel like he doesn't love me," as the other spouse would then retort, "I don't know...

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Help, I’m Married to a Fool

Twenty years. That is a long time to be married. Yet, it feels as if I blinked and my husband and I are celebrating our twentieth anniversary. Others observe a playful couple that seems to be taking incredible joy in the institute of marriage—but that has not always been the...

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Working for My Wife?

Where we find ourselves is not uncommon in many home educating families. Along the way, the family has seen the need for more income, or seen an opportunity come their way to develop a business, and suddenly, here they are. Work, school, and family all happen in the same space,...

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