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Your Addiction Is Not A Generational Curse

I struggled for many years with pornography. It seemed like the harder I tried to stop, the more I failed. Oftentimes I wondered if I had committed blasphemy, or even questioned my salvation — anything to explain why the Lord would not deliver me from my addiction. Based on what I’d heard at church, I tried to figure out what …

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3 Vibes That Ruin Your First Impression

Lester is one of my closest friends. He’s really down to earth. We’re such good longtime friends that our signature greeting is still the tongue-wagging, long drawn-out, “Whaaaaasssuuuuuppp!” from the Budweiser commercials back in the day. If Lester were a climate, he would be the cool breeze you feel as you step onto the beach. When I see him, for the …

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5 Signs You Should Walk Away

You want more than anything for your relationship to work. You are willing to overlook quirks and even a little bit of weirdness because most of your Significant Other’s life is pretty much put together … most of the time. But there are those pesky red flags that keep popping up as you progress to deeper levels. When is it …

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When You’re Struggling With Rejection

Rejection — it’s inevitable. Sooner or later, every one of us will experience it. Some of us, more than once. And every time it happens, we can’t help but ask ourselves some questions. Usually the first question is Why? Then come the thoughts we rehearse over and over, replaying that moment of rejection … wishing we’d asked more questions or said less in response. Sometimes …

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Are You Using God As A Band-Aid On Your Heart?

There once was a little girl who thought she knew everything. Her mother asked her time and time (and time) again, to stop sitting on her brother’s skateboard to ride it down the steep driveway, but the girl knew better. One day, she decided to blindfold herself and ride the skateboard down the driveway—because doing it with open eyes just …

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12 Ways We Let Negativity Steal Our Happiness

Happiness. We all want it. But happiness is not a product of what is happening in our world — instead, it is a condition or result of how we choose to think. And to be happy, we have to intentionally and purposefully clear out all fear and negativity, embrace happiness and make it our own. Below we will explore 12 ways we let the …

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Getting Up When Stress Holds You Down

There is nothing more attractive than happy people. They glow inside of themselves. They’re alive with the vibrancy of life. When individuals are stressed, you can see it all over their faces as they are weighed down with the burdens of this world. In the dating world, if people want to bring their game, they have to be “up.” They walk with …

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Why Do People Stay In Unhealthy Relationships?

I had gotten used to living in the pit. Not only was I used to living there, but I started decorating. I painted the walls. I hung pictures. I made the pit a comfortable place to live. Feeling the trap of not knowing what else to do, she allowed herself to stay in the trenches of an unhealthy relationship. We exchanged …

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The Story Our Scars Can Tell

Skinny, 7-year-old legs propelled me forward through the field. Sammy was far behind me, and I was winning! Tall grass reached my kneecaps as I ran, hearing the wind race past my ears, flowing through my messy ponytail. I thought I felt something scratch my leg, but I wasn’t going to stop and chance losing the race. The short gate …

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Trading In Our Insecurity

Walking into the room, she instinctively takes stock of her competition as she straightens her shirt and lifts her chin up a notch. He’s used to being the one with all the answers. And it’s terrifying for him to think about what others would say if they realized what a fraud he is. She slips into a seat in the …

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