Category: Relationships

Life can be hard. Relationships can be difficult. A friendship can be impossible to find and cultivate. But God is good. He has given us a roadmap on how to find joy, contentment, and rest in the midst of these everyday hurdles.

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7 Keys to a Successful Marriage

Marriage can work, if we make the choice to honor the commitment made and to learn and grow together. This is what we have learned so far in our happy marriage.  My hope is that you can learn from our mistakes, and maybe recreate our wins.

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Wife Nagging Husband with Anxiety

5 Mistakes to Avoid with Your Husband’s Anxiety

Anxiety and mental illness are popular topics these days, as so many Americans seem to struggle with these in one aspect or another.  But what if it’s not you, but your spouse, who faces this daily struggle?  How do you live day in and day out with the constant reality of anxiety that is not your own? 

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8 Ways to Practice True Hospitality

Hospitality encompasses so much these days.  After all, there’s an entire industry modeled after it! But what is hospitality truly about?  There’s got to be more to it than the superficial approach that our American culture has inflated!

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Woman with Black Sheep

What Are You Supposed to Do with a Black Sheep?

Backslidden, Wandered, Lost, Unsaved, Hooligan, Bad Influence, Disappointment, Black Sheep.  You name it, I was called it.  The choices I had made in my late teens/early twenties set me apart from those I had previously called dear.  I was now different, stained, tainted.  And nobody knew what to do with me.

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Older woman and younger woman drinking coffee sitting on the floor

5 Ways to Cultivate Friendships with Other-Aged Women

I think its safe to say that friendship is important to most of us.  But as far as friendship goes though, my guess is that we tend to seek those relationships with people who share a similar life-stage to our own. While there is nothing wrong in that, we could be missing out on the huge benefits of those who have either gone before, or are coming after, our own generation.

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What To Do When You’re Too Busy To Enjoy Life

I don’t care who you are, or what your current life stage is, you know what it means to be too busy.  When we crowd so many activities, people, and responsibilities into our lives, there is little time or energy left for any sort of joy.  Even those things that started out as fun, can choke the enjoyment out of life if we allow them. How can I stop being so busy in life?

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The 12 Most Undervalued Verses About God’s Love

God’s love is one of those topics that has been over taught.  The verses that have been used to describe it have been over quoted.  Not that they shouldn’t be, don’t get me wrong.  But for many of us, we’ve grown numb to the information, not fully grasping it’s meaning within our hearts.

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Find Rest from the Obsession with How to Look Good

Worrying about your appearance takes a lot of time and obsessing over what others think can be draining. Outer beauty is a mirage.  It is always changing, and it is exhausting to try and chase a ghost. What does the Bible say about beauty, and how can I find rest in that?

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3 Ways of Fighting Complacency

Christian complacency is a dangerous place to be.  It might feel comfy and cozy for the moment, but that comfort is actually a crafty disguise for a numbness to growth and conviction. 

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