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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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A beautiful woman. A beautiful friend.

There’s a woman in Scripture named Tabitha. Her funeral gives us one of the most touching scenes in the entire Bible. Tabitha made clothes…

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Where two or three gather

One of the Bible’s most beautiful passages just might be one of its most misquoted. Ever heard Jesus’ famous words: “For where two or…

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A shout-out to “unslothy” women

The closest my wife gets to sloth is holding one. On a recent vacation, our family visited a sloth habitat in Honduras where my…

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The apple can fall far

Are you ever shocked that Jesus was Jewish? If that doesn’t blow your mind, you haven’t read the story of the Jewish people. It’s…

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Doing life with others

Depending on how you view it, we just enjoyed/endured one of the most romantic/lamest holidays of the year, and I’m not referring to Presidents’…

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Friends confess

Most people are terrified to confess their sins to me. I guess that’s the nature of sin—it prefers to hide in the dark rather…

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Do you have a spiritual house cleaner?

For Christmas, my husband contacted a friend who has a cleaning business and surprised me with six months of housecleaning. Now, before I get…

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The church is people

People can be forgiven for thinking of the church as real estate or buildings. After all, those are seemingly the most permanent features of…

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Ladies, we men need you

There are few things as statistically powerful as a man who loves Jesus. Perhaps you’ve read the studies concerning the impact men have on…

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Did Jesus play favorites?

Do you think Thomas was offended when Jesus didn’t give him one of the three VIP passes to get a glimpse of glory on…

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I am a friend of God!

How many friends do you have? I suppose your answer to that question depends on your definition of the word friend. In our day,…

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The sin that kills friendship

My wife is amazed at how men can fight and still be friends. Guys can get into an argument, throw a few punches, apologize,…