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The Problem With Unconditional Love

For God so loved the world … –John 3:16 The problem with unconditional love is the tendency to take it for granted. If I have to behave a certain way or do certain things to deserve the love I receive, I will undoubtedly try harder to please the one who loves me. But the absence of such requirements seems to …

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Release It Into God’s Hands

“If you love something, let it go. If it returns, it’s yours; if it doesn’t, it never was.” I memorized that quote from a poster that hung on my bedroom wall throughout high school. It displayed a hand from which a dove was being released to fly away. It reminded me of the temporary nature of most teenage romantic relationships. …

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When You Feel Weary From Fighting Spiritual Battles

I love reading stories in the Bible about King David’s mighty men. They were strong, fearless and incredibly loyal. Within the army were two elite groups made up of Israel’s mightiest warriors — the Thirty and the Three (the three greatest warriors among the Thirty). My favorite of these mighty men is Benaiah. One of the Thirty, he is only …

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Risks of Living Together Before Marriage

If you live together with someone before getting married, your chances of divorce increase significantly. Also, almost every problem people think they are avoiding by living together actually increases—abuse, infidelity, breakup, etc. Even though cohabiting with someone might seem like a good idea, it is a practical disaster. The worst thing about cohabitation is the mindset that drives it. To …

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5 Tips To Grow In Confidence And Achieve Your Dreams!

I’m confident.  Or at least I thought I was … I’ve always prided myself as a confident person. But lately I’ve begun to question my long-held belief. The questioning began the day I picked up a pencil to write and found myself in a deep inner dialogue. It went something like this… Hello, pencil! My trusted friend.  Why do you …

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Do You Need A Refreshing Rain?

It’s been raining a lot. The kind of rain that ruins plans and makes you want to drive immediately home. The kind that leaves you feeling vitamin D deficient and bummed. Also, I’ve been in a slump (just like the sky), which has completely sucked. I’ve been edging my way out of it. It’s been slow and painful. It’s mostly …

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Dear Singles: Don’t Miss Your Moment

Dear Singles, I know. Another letter telling you all the things you should focus on while you’re single. How you should make this your time to serve, and how you should enjoy those years of doing what you want before life gets crazy, and blah blah blah. This isn’t about that. Because the truth about being single is that most …

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Believing In Your Destiny When All You See Is Wilderness

Destiny is a funny thing. We all want to believe it exists in us, but it feels mystical and elusive. It conjures up feelings of great longing and hopeless impossibility. But there is destiny in you. God has an inevitable, wonderful future designed for you. Wrap your brain around it. Let it sink in so that even your subconscious knows …

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4 Beliefs About Relationships That Can Make Or Break A Marriage

        Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. –Ephesians 5:25         Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. –Mark 12:30 The relationship between Christ and the Church gives some interesting correlations when we apply that model to marriage relationships. God’s Word …

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2 Ways Your Mindset Can Become A Roadblock In Your Single Journey

We face roadblocks in our single journeys that can keep us from getting what God has for us in life. One of those roadblocks can very well be tied to what goes on in our minds. Sure, we can blame other people, or we can blame our circumstances, but what about our mindsets? For as he thinks in his heart, …

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