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Persevere: Not a word we hear often. But it is especially important in the face of suffering. And most of us have experienced some suffering in our lives. Whether it is a troubled child, a conflictual marriage, a chronic illness […]

Carla struggles with anxiety. She sought help from a local community mental health center. When she told the therapist that she recently had a faith experience of being born again, the therapist told her that religion would only make matters […]

Are you happy? Surprise, Disney is not the happiest place on earth despite their heavy marketing! If you want to be happy, forget the theme park and move to Norway! That’s right. Norway is the happiest place (country) on earth. The […]

At times, it is tempting not to be obedient to God. In fact, sometimes it is so counter culture that we give in to the moment or to our emotions. Bill had a typical, momentary struggle with obedience that many […]

Do you go to church? When you ask your friends this question, what do they say? Does religion influence your life on a daily basis? A number of people you might informally poll may represent a trend we are seeing across […]

Turn on the news, listen to the headlines and then consider the stress in your daily life. It can all be depressing. In difficult times, we need to know how to stand in the face of stress and change. This is called resiliency-that […]

So many parents feel tremendous pain at having children who leave their Christian faith and do not go to church. According to studies by both Barna Group and USA Today, the staggering numbers are almost 75% of Christian young people. The […]

Sometimes when I turn on the news, I feel a bit defeated. It seems our culture is taking so many wrong turns in terms of values and civility. Add to this the personal issues that creep into our lives when […]

How strong is your faith when it comes to facing a crisis or difficulty? What if you suffer a life event that doesn’t go your way? Do you give up on God? Renee and her husband confronted this. Their child […]

Like many people, you may have been hurt in a relationship because of trust violations. Or maybe growing up, you couldn’t trust those around you to keep their word or treat you kindly. As a result, you struggle with insecurity. Don’t […]