4 Ways to Deal with Your Critical Spouse

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Marriage 91107/28/17 It has been said that what we focus on becomes larger in our lives. This truism seems applicable not only to the goals and dreams we have for our lives—and this can be a good thing, but also for the little annoyances that interrupt our marriage life. Consider Jeremy. He is

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Intimate Friendships Can Cure Loneliness

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Only intimate friendships can cure our loneliness. When we are about 8 or 9 years of age, we begin to long for that kind of a close relationship with another person. This longing for intimacy creates a desperate search on the part of the child for a close friend, a buddy, or a chum. Although

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Kids Need Parents Who Are Leaders

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I’m afraid too many parents have indulged and enabled their children to such an extent that they have helped create irresponsible and even narcissistic kids. When we have weak, inconsistent discipline and poor boundaries, kids just aren’t willing to grow up. This doesn’t mean

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5 Bible-based Secrets to Making Your Marriage Last

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Marriage 91107/25/17 I’ve frequently said, “It takes one to tango,” and believe, fortunately, that one person can do much to create and maintain emotional harmony in a marriage. Some might disagree with me. Some might say, “I can only clean my side of the street and my

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Third Day’s “Revival”: Music Review

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Considering that Third Day has been recording together for more than two decades now, it’s not exactly surprising that the Southern rockers wanted to shake things up a little with Revival. Now before you assume the band has abandoned its rootsy rock sound and done something drastic like

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Winning an Argument Means Losing

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Marriage 91107/09/17 It is so very easy to get caught up in a power struggle with your mate. No one is easier to tussle with than your mate, which is naturally so since you spend so much time together. I watched yet again as couple attending a Marriage Intensive here at The Marriage Recovery

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How to Care for a Friend Who’s Had a Miscarriage

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In the last month, three of my younger friends have had miscarriages. I wish my experience was unique. While statistics on miscarriages vary—because as many as 75 percent of fertilized eggs, including those that fail to implant, miscarry—15-20 percent of confirmed pregnancies end in

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5 Ways to Teach Kids about God at the Beach

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As the weather finally warms up around the country, daydreams about beach-time will start to become realities for many families. And nothing beats a trip to the ocean—or a hike in the woods or a splash under the lawn sprinkler—as the ultimate classroom for teaching young children about God.

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Can True Love Be Found Online?

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When summer begins, we are suddenly in the thick of wedding season. It’s time for joy, flowers, caterers, something borrowed, and something blue. Do you feel the love? I guess not. In the midst of all this wedded bliss, you’re just trying to avoid your newly engaged friend and sparing yourself

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Are You Ready for True Love?

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Marriage 91106/19/17 OK, I’ve charged up my courage and decided to tackle the most difficult of topics: love. Not just any kind of love, but ‘true love.’ If you are old enough to be reading this article, chances are you’ve experienced love. You’ve been smitten,

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Hillsong UNITED’s “Wonder”: Music Review

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Considering they’ve sold more than 17 million albums, have countless songs that serve as the Sunday morning soundtrack of worship services across the globe, and have checked every possible box in terms of music industry accolades, it’s safe to say that whenever a new Hillsong UNITED

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Five Admissions that Lead to a Better Life

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Marriage 91106/12/17 Pilots have a saying, Clear and Visibility Unlimited (CAVU). This is the perfect situation; they can see forever and subsequently can use not only their instruments, but also their vision. Truth be known, most of us function on a day-to-day basis with very little

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The Importance of Mutual Respect in Marriage

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Marriage 91106/06/17 I have found in my work with hundreds of couples that a common thread in their relationship is a desire for mutual respect. In fact, a relationship without mutual respect will be dysfunctional in some way. Consider Douglas and Rebecca, a couple who are engaged to be

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Five Steps to Removing Dysfunction from Your Marriage

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Marriage 91105/30/17 We complain far too often. We also bicker, snipe at one another, and generally communicate in very unhealthy ways. Think about it. If someone were to come into your home and listen to how you navigate conflict with your mate, I suspect they would hear one or more of the

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Don’t Control Your Kids, Connect with Them

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But I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding, which must be curbed with bit and bridle, or it will not stay near you. Psalm 32:8-9 ESV It’s so easy to […]

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MercyMe’s Bart Millard Is a “Lifer” for Jesus

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MercyMe is a pillar in the Christian music community. Breaking onto the scene back in 2002, the Texas-original band has sung their way into the hearts of fans with such classics as “Word of God Speak” and “I Can Only Imagine” (the inspiration of a new Erwin Bros. movie

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Dear Moms, Be a Friend to Yourself Today

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There are so many things I’m not good at. And apparently I have an inner monologue determined to record each and every one of them. There’s a voice in my head that tells me I am not enough. Some days it’s quiet and some days it’s super shouty. It’s the strangest

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Tim Tebow Challenges Homeschooled Teens to Stand Tall

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Tim Tebow is an American sports icon. He’s a two-time national college football champion, Heisman Trophy winner, and first-round NFL draft pick. After playing in the NFL for the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets, Tebow joined SEC Nation on ESPN. These days, Tebow’s hitting homers

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