Community by Design: How God Uses People to Transform You

Community by Design: How God Uses People to Transform You

Few people experience lasting spiritual growth in isolation. God never intended us to grow alone. He created us with the need, desire, and capacity for authentic intimate personal relationships because that’s His nature, and because that’s the space in which we grow best. Community by design is God’s laboratory where your ongoing spiritual transformation happens.

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5 Things to do After a Fight with your Spouse

5 Things to do After a Fight with your Spouse

Chances are good you and your spouse have had a fight. Perhaps you even had a fight during the just-ended Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Changes in routine, travel, holidays, entertaining guests, or having kids home from school may be triggers for a fight. Of course there are the “normal” triggers such as communication “failures,” money challenges, or differences in desires for intimacy. But what’s most important is what you do after a fight with your spouse.

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What Gratitude Does For You

What Gratitude Does For You

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Many are gathering to celebrate with family, food, — and football. It’s right that we should take time to give God thanks for the good things we enjoy. Gratitude does not ignore problems, but it does change your perspective. Even scientific research shows that gratitude is good for you.

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How Gratitude Transforms Your Marriage

How Gratitude Transforms Your Marriage

Thanksgiving comes this week in the United States. Many research studies show how choosing to be grateful can improve mental and physical wellbeing, and it’s certainly a vital spiritual practice. But we don’t often consider the ways in which gratitude transforms your marriage.

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The “Hard” Part of Spiritual Growth

The “Hard” Part of Spiritual Growth

Why aren’t you more like Jesus?

God’s plan for you is to “be conformed to the image of His Son.” (Romans 8:29) How’s that working out for you? Would someone looking at your life say that you act like, talk like, respond like Jesus more today than you did when you first became a believer? Or more than a year ago?

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