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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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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?

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But My Husband Doesn’t Show Any Interest in Me

Is it possible this is one of the reasons why your husband is keeping his distance: because he knows he’s given you plenty of reasons not to be interested in him?

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But I Don’t Physically Desire My Husband

You and your husband may feel like just coexisting roommates. But, Pastor Jeremy reminds us, there was a reason God created sex (and it wasn’t just to procreate). Because you CAN get that spark back into your marriage.

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But I No Longer Feel Anything for My Husband

What if you no longer feel anything for your husband? Pastor Jeremy says you’re actually not that far away from doing something to fix the relationship.

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Let’s talk about sex (and God)

“So, what did your parents teach you about sex?” one of my friends asked a mutual friend as we devoured pizza on his back…

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Rock-star parents

The other day a dad thanked me for commanding him to be mediocre. During a recent sermon, I had asked him and all the…