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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 to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Lies and Deception

Lies and deception can be destructive. But they can also be forgiven.

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Sins of the sons

I know about pain that doesn’t go away. I wrote a book about it. I’m writing about it again, but not because of my…

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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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Roots and Fruit: Gather Together

The Sabbath Day commandment proves that knowing God as your Creator and Savior is one of our Father’s highest priorities for us. We gather each week to celebrate those timeless truths—God made us. God saved us. Those facts produce joy and peace deep in our hearts, “fruit” that feeds us throughout our week.

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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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Roots and Fruit: Get a Group

When you personally know and are personally known in a spiritual community, you find your spiritual and physical needs being met.

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Divorce and God

Whether you’re married, single, separated, or divorced, Pastor Mike’s series this week had something for all of us to consider when dealing with the difficult topic of divorce.

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Divorce: Be Quick to Listen

Divorce is complex. So be quick to listen.

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Why Does God Hate Divorce?

God doesn’t hate divorced people, but he hates divorce.

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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…