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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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Make a difference

On September 25, 2000, Kevin Hines paced the Golden Gate Bridge, ready to kill himself but hoping for something else. “I said to myself,…

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Leaders take care of God’s house

You can tell a lot about a congregation by the appearance of its property. Mown grass, trimmed shrubbery, immaculate rest rooms, and an adequate…

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Expressing love

Our lasting impression of love is formed by our earliest experiences at home. Home is where we discover a thing called love and how…

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Love stinks

Love stinks. No kidding; it really does. Victorian sweethearts worked this to their advantage. A love-struck lad would peel an apple and cup it…

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Making friends

I still think friending people best occurs in the wide open spaces of the here and now. I know people can start relationships online….

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God help me assume the best and speak no ill

“We should fear and love God that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, or give him a bad name, but…

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Really, Jesus? Hate my father and mother?

The Fourth Commandment expresses God’s timeless will for all families, directing all children everywhere to honor their parents. Jesus himself loved his mom and…

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His eyes are on the workplace

Where does worship happen? Well, in church, of course. In your home, when you sing and pray together. In your quiet place, when you…

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Safe in God’s hands

We live in a near-constant state of panic for kids’ safety. Some schools have banned kids from playing tag, and all balls have to…

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We’ve never stopped dating

My wife and I had a milestone wedding anniversary. It’s one that makes you wonder how you made it this long. There has been…

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How to Deal With Family Dysfunction Compilation

Watch the entire devotional series from this week, as Pastor Dave helps us deal with the challenges and dysfunctions our families face.

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How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Ridicule

The ridicule you’re going through, know that God’s working it out for your best.