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Being a Christian in the world today isn’t always easy. Find help from God’s Word for navigating some of the issues that come up in everyday life.

Life’s Challenges

God gets your abuse

Have you ever been going through something in life and had a conversation with someone who truly understood what you were going through? Maybe…

Life’s Challenges

God loves the abused

A few years back, a pastor told me about the funny way our minds do math. He had just read a study that said…

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Abuse is not your fault

As I prepared a series of messages on the topic of abuse, I sent my first drafts to a woman I knew who specialized…

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God hates abuse

A man came to my office and confessed to me that he had been abusive with his girlfriend. After expressing my grave concern for…

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God is close to the abused

While abuse is not a comfortable topic to talk about, we need to. If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s statistics are correct,…

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If you can save just one

As I was preparing to teach a series of messages on abuse, members of our church gave me some honest feedback on a survey…

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Help abusers with grace

Recently 159 members of our church completed a survey to help me prepare for a series of messages on abuse, and one of the…

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Help the abusers with truth

I once accused a man of being a liar. Following a conversation with his wife and daughters, three quiet women who told me about…

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Help the abused with grace

I once knew a woman who had been badly abused by her significant other and yet, despite calling the cops, went back to him….

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Help the abused with truth

If you know someone who’s been abused, you need to read and heed Isaiah’s words: “Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed”…

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How to help the abused (& abusive)

Many years ago, a woman came into my office and confessed to me that her husband was hurting her and her kids physically and…

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A walk in my shoes

When I was little, I loved putting on my mom’s high-heeled shoes and imagining I was a grown-up. I remember looking out the car…