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Family and friends—we love them! . . . but sometimes it’s not so easy to love them. What does God say about being a parent, family dysfunction, happy marriages, divorce, difficult people, forgiveness, and much more?

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Father of grace

A few years ago, I heard a pastor and his son speak at a men’s conference. The son told the story of when he…

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Love Always Drives Us

Sometimes what separates friends and families aren’t miles. It’s the things people do that they can’t take back. So what can we do?

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Face-to-face friendship

“Here. Chew this.”  How many people in your life—not including family—would you be able to walk up to, take the gum you are chewing…

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My Kids Are Stressing Me Out! Compilation

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Matt helps us understand and deal with the stress from our kids.

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There’s a Purpose for My Stress?

What if the stress from our kids is actually a good thing?

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How Do I Address the Stress?

When we’re stressed and feel the urge to discipline, rather than react hastily with discipline, Pastor Matt says to respond carefully like this.

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Where’s the Stress Really From?

Think of the stress that our kids have been causing. But think even harder: Where has the stress really been from? What have we been afraid of? What security, rest, and peace have we been wanting?

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Thankful for Stress From My Kids?

Despite the stress of kids, we often talk about how our kids are gifts from God. And they are. But they are also so much more.

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I know I’m right

I hope you and I never get into an argument. I’m pretty stubborn, and even when seeming to yield, I’m probably just pretending to…

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Any Intimacy Left in Your Marriage?

Watch the entire devotional series from this past week as Pastor Jeremy talks us through the complicated issue of rediscovering intimacy in marriage.

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But I Can’t See How Our Marriage Can Be Different

Maybe you don’t feel anything for your husband anymore because you never saw how a healthy marriage should look. But, as Pastor Jeremy shares, there is a model marriage in the Bible that we can look to.

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But I Can’t Forgive My Husband

What if you’ve been hurt in your marriage? How can you move on and grow your intimacy with your husband after the pain he’s inflicted?