How to Confront Your Spouse’s Bad Behavior

How to Confront Your Spouse’s Bad Behavior

Micromanaging, criticizing, and fault-finding are toxic to a relationship. But problems don’t go away by ignoring them. What do you do when your spouse is doing truly hurtful things? Can you confront your spouse in their bad behavior without destroying your relationship?

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How the Holy Spirit Changes You

How the Holy Spirit Changes You

When did you first say Yes to Jesus? Last weekend in church? Years ago, when you were a child? When you were in the middle of a mess? So long ago you can’t remember NOT having said Yes to Jesus?

And more importantly, how are you different now?

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How Your Mood Affects Your Spouse

How Your Mood Affects Your Spouse

The honeymoon is over. You’ve settled into the routine of life. Small irritations and disappointments seem all too common. Life, and married life in particular, seems harder than you expected. And when you and/or your spouse come home after a challenging day, you’re in a bad mood.

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How to Avoid Both Cheap Grace and Legalism

How to Avoid Both Cheap Grace and Legalism

Does “Jesus loves you” mean you can get away with stuff? If not, who determines what’s OK and not OK? Does forgiveness mean you’re off the hook? Does behavior matter? We as humans, and as Christians, can easily fall into the ditch on either side of the holiness path. But there is a way to avoid both cheap grace and legalism.

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How to Help, and Not Help, a Struggling Marriage

How to Help, and Not Help, a Struggling Marriage

The marriage of someone close to you is in serious trouble. You may be tempted to tell your friend, “Why don’t you just leave the @#$%?!” Or perhaps your response is, “God hates divorce. You’ll have to learn to live with this situation.” Human relationships are complicated. How can you help a struggling marriage?

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