How to Stay Resilient During a Blue Holiday Season

How to Stay Resilient During a Blue Holiday Season

Holidays are supposed to be “happy and bright,” right? But every year I hear from people for whom the holiday season is anything but that. This year, 2020, there are even more reasons to feel blue; a COVID-19 pandemic, a contentious political season, economic uncertainty. And you could add to that list for yourself. But it’s possible to stay resilient even during a blue holiday season.

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How to Strengthen Your Marriage Through the Holidays

How to Strengthen Your Marriage Through the Holidays

The holiday season is always stressful. In spite of the joy, for many people the holiday blues are very real. And this year our turbulent world has significantly disrupted our ability to celebrate in the “usual” ways. Your marriage feels that stress. But you can actually strengthen your marriage through the holidays even this year.

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How to Choose to Be Thankful Anyway

How to Choose to Be Thankful Anyway

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. I love this day. Without the commercialization of most other holidays, we can more easily focus on what’s most important. This year perhaps more than ever it’s important to intentionally choose to be thankful anyway, even in tough times.

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How to be Grateful For Your Messy Marriage

How to be Grateful For Your Messy Marriage

This week we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the United States. The challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, racial and political conflict, and more make it especially important that we choose gratitude. Among all the other things you’ve been blessed with, you can even be grateful for your messy marriage.

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Are You Praying for a Miracle? Or for Magic?

Are You Praying for a Miracle? Or for Magic?

You pray and pray and wonder why your prayers aren’t answered. If God loves me, why doesn’t He answer me? Is it because He doesn’t care? Am I doing something wrong? Such questions are common, and they don’t make God upset with you. But a more helpful question often is, Are you praying for a miracle? Or for magic?

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