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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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Rise of the nones

I am of the Baby Boomer generation. We have much to be proud of, but much also of which to be ashamed. Our parents…

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Forgive and learn

Perhaps you’re familiar with the saying “forgive and forget.” This concept takes its cue from God’s Word in Jeremiah 31:34: “I will forgive their…

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Teach your kids to choose friends carefully

Parents like to think that their children’s growth and education come primarily from their teachers at school. Would that ’twere so. Our kids’ education…

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Teach your kids how to be happily married

I do not have good news. The perception of the value of marriage is on the decline in our country. Even when they weary…

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A God of unlimited resources

Every Christian pastor knows of the growing plague of young people just moving in with each other without the benefit of marriage. We’ve heard…

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Choose to be patient

One of the reasons marriages fall apart is seeing too much of one’s spouse. Seriously! When you’re dating, you see the other person only…

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Sacrifices for the truth

We all like to be comfortable. As the saying goes, nobody wants change except for a baby with a wet diaper. Even if we…

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The two most important things I say to my kids

If you were to ask my kids to do an impression of me, they would probably pronounce (in a funny voice, because that’s apparently…

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Threefold blessing

The triune nature of God remains a mystery. We admittedly trust and worship a God whom we don’t completely understand. Yet he isn’t eons…

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Fathers, be good

The song “Daughters” by famous musical artist John Mayer has a chorus that begins, “Fathers, be good to your daughters; daughters will love like you…

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Planning for marriage

As many brides are putting the finishing details on their dream weddings, two economics professors from Emory University are sounding a caution. In their…

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Faith is never alone

Faith alone saves. But for believers in Jesus, faith is never alone. “Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food….