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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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Known and loved

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A guy in a suit and tie walks into a bar; everyone in the place turns…

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The faces of Mom and Dad

Picture your parents in your mind’s eye. In all that you see, do you also envision the face of God superimposed over theirs? In…

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Dear Mom

Dear Mom, I miss you every day. Your motto rings in my ears: “Put on the full armor of God” (Ephesians 6:11). I appreciate…

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Moms can do most things that Jesus can’t

Jesus ascended into heaven. He’s no longer physically here, but seated at the right hand of the Father, he is ruling all things with…

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When you’ve been hacked

On Facebook it’s easy to tell when your friend’s account has been hacked. You go from seeing family photos and funny stories to being…

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The Holy Spirit is predictive text

It’s a little creepy, but my work email knows what I want to type before I even type it. With predictive typing, I start…

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A place for lost sheep

Is there a place in your heart for lost sheep? They’ll return if we don’t give up on them, if reclaiming them is our…

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Love is an action

When I started dating my wife, I wrote her long love letters. I poured out my deep emotions in poetic prose. I waited to…

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Collectivity

Swiss psychologist Carl Jung (1875–1961) made important contributions to the field of psychology. He laid a foundation for understanding different personality types by classifying…

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Thank heaven for young women

The Equal Rights Amendment says, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any…

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Catch anything?

You’ve been in the boat all day, frustrated that all you’ve gotten are a few nibbles by little fish whose mouths aren’t big enough…

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Even if they roll their eyes

There were some eye rollers around my dinner table. They had my surname and were eating my food. Whenever I took that occasion to…