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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Fake News or Good News?

Fake News or Good News?

In the United States we’ve just been through a very contentious election cycle. There’s been a lot of talk about fake news, which often stirs up a lot more heat than light. But there is truth to be found, and that truth can truly change you. And whether in the political arena or otherwise, truth can differentiate fake news or good news.

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What’s Greater Than Forgiveness?

What’s Greater Than Forgiveness?

If you’re on your deathbed, forgiveness is the best news you could possibly receive. You’re facing eternity, and you can know that things are right between you and God. Jesus’ death and resurrection makes forgiveness free, and it’s glorious. But for the rest of us who aren’t on our deathbeds, there’s something a whole lot greater than forgiveness.

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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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