How to Escape Unnecessary Suffering

How to Escape Unnecessary Suffering

No human being escapes all suffering. While perhaps unkind, it would have been true for me to say over the baby I delivered today, “Welcome to a lifetime of suffering, little girl.” And Jesus promised that “in this world you will have trouble.” (John 16:33) But wouldn’t it be a good idea to escape unnecessary suffering?

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5 Steps to Take if you Messed Up in your Marriage

5 Steps to Take if you Messed Up in your Marriage

Marriage is the union of two sinners. You can be sure your spouse will mess up; that’s what sinners do. And the same goes for you. Whether you knew better or not, you will fail your husband or wife in some way, perhaps in many ways. So what do you do if you messed up in your marriage?

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What Kind of God Do You Serve?

What Kind of God Do You Serve?

You are a theologian whether you realize it or not. Theology is nothing more than what you believe about God. And the kind of God you serve makes a tremendous difference in just about everything in your life.

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What to Do When You Feel Lonely

What to Do When You Feel Lonely

Pain is perhaps the loneliest thing in the world. That goes for emotional pain, physical pain, spiritual pain. It becomes a vicious cycle; you feel alone and it hurts. And that pain makes you isolate even more. It’s as if you physically and/or emotionally curl up into a ball, wrap your tail around your face, and close yourself off to the outside world.

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3 Things You CAN Do in a Bad Marriage

3 Things You CAN Do in a Bad Marriage

Some marriages are just plain bad. Words like sharp knives pierce tender hearts. Affection and sex are demanded, withheld, or used as bait to control and demean. God-talk is mixed with manipulation and shame. Pleas for change go unheeded. Sex and intimacy are sought outside of the marriage covenant. And the list goes on.

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