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7 Truths About Marriage You Will Not Hear In Church

I am grateful for the foundation the church gave me in regards to marriage. It was a good study guide. But there some things on the test I did not learn until marriage began. So, I am going to give you some answers to the test that some of you might not expect to see. I grew up in church. I spent most of my time with Christian people. I was told much about marriage. But ….
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The Other Side of Faith

When I was growing up I just knew that if I was subservient to the standard of the Bible and was careful to do all that was therein, my life would be set. All that was required on my end was to pray, and wait, and God would take care of the rest. So I spent a good portion of my life doing just that. And when things didn’t come through, I thought maybe I should be more patient. So I was. And when things still didn’t work out, I had to wonder, what’s…
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It Could All Be So Simple

Religion is supposed to unite. But in actuality, the opposite is true. Even those of the same belief system are sometimes divided, in the name of minor disagreeing beliefs within the same religion. People generally want something to believe in. It makes them feel purposeful, connected, and like they belong. So when my very close friend was seeking for a deeper meaning to life, she…
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Dismissing Defeat

I am team Christian. I root for every last one of us to win all the time, in every aspect of our lives. For as long as I can remember I’ve been in the church (aka going to church). As a matter of fact, I’ve been a part of it as long as I have been alive. I’ve been to mega churches, smaller local churches, and mid-sized congregations. But what I’ve noticed is that when it comes to the personal lives of many Christians, a lot of them are living…
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Don’t Worry God, I Got Your Back!

It was a typical day at the office. I was sitting at my desk when I overheard a comment from one coworker to the next about God. That comment turned into a full blown argument. Coworker A was demeaning God, and co worker B was defending Him. Not one to let anyone question her God, she put on her armor, ready to fight. Others passing by stopped to add their 2 cents. Me? I…
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Heart Courageous

I was in my classroom one day and I was preparing myself to go to lunch when a song began to ring over my spirit. It was called “Heart Courageous.” As it was ringing in my ears I started singing the chorus: “We’re marching on with heart courageous,

we’ll follow anywhere you want us to, and should you lead us where the battle rages

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