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God's Word is a powerful weapon against sin and against the enemy of our souls and marriages. But I need to know how to really make it work for me and my marriage. Following are some basic principles that help open the door to letting God's Word ...

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My husband asked me recently if I've ever been angry with God. It only took me a few seconds to answer, "Yes—when my dad died." His question flooded my emotions with the same anger I felt years ago that I still have to work through ...

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For two weeks now, our kids have been singing, "Hosanna!" Penny, our 4-year-old, sings the whole song: "Hosanna to the King of Kings!" William, 20 months old, just repeats this new, favorite word. We went for a walk yesterday afternoon, ...

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The news today is filled with terrible stories of violence and suffering. Violence against Christians, racial strife, airplanes crashed or missing, ongoing conflict in Syria, Afghanistan, Ukraine, and several African countries—it’s no ...

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Most people don't talk much about mental illness. And because of this silence, many of us have the misconception that mental illness is something rare, something that happens to unusual people at the margins of society.

We couldn't be more ...

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People pray on bended knee, opening their hearts to God, asking him for a myriad of things: healing of cancer, a job after all these months, a buyer for their house in a frozen market, the end of pain. Some prayers will be answered, and the recipients ...

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What Does It Mean to Be Spiritually Mature?
In a nutshell: we must go deeper in every area of our lives.
What Does It Mean to Be Spiritually Mature?

Recently I have been drawn to the word deep as a descriptor when I speak of mature Christians. My earliest appreciation for the term came when I read a comment by Richard Foster, "The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent ...

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Why Are There Different Bible Translations?
No single translation method can possibly convey with complete accuracy the biblical text.
Why Are There Different Bible Translations?

Many Christians seem confused by the availability of so many different translations of the Bible. Christians of the past did not face so many choices. They had to learn the language of the King James, and if they could do it, why can't others? God ...

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How Should I Choose a Bible Translation?
Hint: You don’t need to read the original Greek, Hebrew, or Aramaic to understand Scripture.
How Should I Choose a Bible Translation?

From countless pulpits every week we hear an implicit message that has wormed its way into our minds: we lack the key to unlocking the secrets of Scripture because we don't know the original languages they were written in. Sure, we have translations ...

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Who Is the Holy Spirit?
We talk a lot about the Father and Son, but often fail to note the Spirit’s presence.
Who Is the Holy Spirit?

Who is the Holy Spirit? He is, of course, God, and he helps us know where God is. But in talking about “where” God is, Christians are forced to retain two equal and (seemingly) opposing truths. We must with one hand cling to God’s transcendence—the ...

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Why Are There Different Denominations?
They are actually a means of keeping peace.
Why Are There Different Denominations?

The book that best helped me understand why there are so many different denominations is Sacred Pathways by Gary Thomas. It was not written to explain denominations, but it does so in a backdoor way. In this book, Thomas explains how varied we are in ...

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What Does It Mean That God Is Three in One?
Understanding the Trinity is central to the Christian faith.
What Does It Mean That God Is Three in One?

Many Christians think the Trinity is something they are supposed to spit out as part of their orthodoxy without needing to understand it very well. We have the idea—one we've taken for granted and never examined—that we can get on without ...

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