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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When you should NOT be Kind to Your Spouse

When you should NOT be Kind to Your Spouse

Truthfully you should always be kind to your spouse. The problem comes when you confuse kind with nice. And accepting truly destructive behavior is decidedly unkind. Sometimes being kind to your spouse means doing what may seem to be very harsh.

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3 Steps to Fulfilling what God Created You to Do

3 Steps to Fulfilling what God Created You to Do

Why are you here? What is the reason God placed you on this earth? Many people struggle with that question. Without a sense of purpose people become depressed, while having a reason to live makes it possible to thrive even in the worst of circumstances. Fulfilling God’s purpose for you is one of those big ideas that impacts every part of your life.

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It All Belongs to God Anyway

It All Belongs to God Anyway

God’s in charge, right? Then why do bad things happen? We can’t fix things ourselves! But God has given humankind “dominion” over the earth. (Genesis 1:28) We are to “work out [our] own salvation”. (Philippians 2:12) So does that mean you and I are in charge?

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