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We have a commitment issue in our marriages today. Too often we’re conditioned to approach marriage like a cell phone contract. You agree to pay a certain amount for goods and services, and the cell phone provider asks for a two-year […]

Marriages are struggling today but I don’t think that’s a surprise to anyone. Much of our failure in marriage comes from believing myths about what love truly is. When a couple meets and falls in love, the energy, the chemistry, […]

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings. Proverbs 25:2 One of the greatest quests you can ever embark on is the quest to discover your unique, God-given purpose on this planet. It’s not […]

In Luke 4, Jesus is led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the desert for forty days. During that trial Jesus endured three temptations, temptations that are still utilized by the enemy to tempt us today. […]

If you’re going to set goals for yourself, why not set good ones? Goals can be targets that inspire effort and achievement or elicit shame and guilt. You need to set the right goals. Here are five characteristics of good […]

In my last post we talked about three ways that blame is incredibly destructive and harmful in your life. In this post we’ll talk about two things you have to do to stop playing the blame game. You’ve probably had […]

“I didn’t do it!” A little white lie, a little deflection, a small choice to blame someone else. Not a big deal, right? We all blame, whether it’s the dog that ate our homework or the sibling that broke mom’s […]

Please don’t waste another day falling victim to the lie that your happiness and contentment are dependent on things outside of your control. Don’t hand the keys to your happiness over to people and forces that have no business controlling […]

Anorexia nervosa was first diagnosed in the late 1800s as a new type of disease, one which did not lodge itself in the blood or bones but in the hidden recesses of the mind. Anorexia an eating disorder characterized by low weight, fear of […]

Have you ever ordered something from a restaurant and they messed up the order? How did you react when you didn’t get what you expected? Did you roll over and take it or did you send it back? Are there restaurants […]