You’re Not Meant to Grow Alone

You’re Not Meant to Grow Alone

It’s a very old song: “No man is an island. No man stands alone.” In the body of Christ that’s especially true. You cannot become the person God created you to be without the role of others in your life. For those of us who are fiercely independent, like me, that’s a truth we love to challenge and resist. But you are not meant to grow alone.

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How to Grow a One Flesh Marriage

How to Grow a One Flesh Marriage

Imagine that Friday in the Garden of Eden. Adam wakes from his God-induced sleep missing a rib, and before him is a sight more captivating than anything his newly-created eyes have yet seen: Woman! “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24) How can you grow a one flesh marriage?

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Your Change, Your Choice

Your Change, Your Choice

The God who created you has treated you with amazing dignity by giving you the gift of choice. Your limited human vision easily focuses on the obstacles or challenges you face. Your emotions can feel stalled when noticing the sorry place you find yourself in. But regardless of your circumstances, you don’t have to stay where you are. It’s really your change, your choice.

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Different Ways to Pray

Different Ways to Pray

Prayer is talking with God. We develop prayer habits just like other habits. Perhaps you’re in the habit of sitting with your eyes closed and speaking to God, or joining hands in a circle with a few friends in your small group, or standing quietly while someone in the front verbalizes a prayer. There’s nothing at all wrong with any of those, but there are many different ways to pray.

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