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How Being Encouraged Can Hurt Your Feelings

When believers seek to be encouraged, they usually expect to hear things like, “You can do it! God’s got your back!” or “Hang in there! Everything is going to be alright!” To them, to be encouraged means to feel good about themselves or to feel supported in their endeavors. What they …

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Man-to-Man: Modeling Christ for Your Children

1 Kings 16 introduces us to King Omri, the father of Ahab. King Omri ruled Israel for 12 years and bought a hill and named it Samaria.  Omri was wise, strategic, and progressive. He brought Samaria to a point of peace and prosperity. He had total control over the new …

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Man-to-Man: The Role of a Husband

Prior to grasping an understanding of what a godly husband is, my standards had flaws. It was based on my own interpretation and I compared myself to other husbands. And it was a method for disaster. One day, I met with my Pastor and he held me to 2 verses: “Husbands, …

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Idolatry: When Children Idolize a Parent

No, I’m not a parent, so let’s establish that right now.  I am, however, a youth minister who constantly observes the good, bad, and ugly of parent/child relationships.  I was also a child who idolized a parent.  If you, as a parent, have a different perspective on what I’m about to share, …

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How to Stop Fighting Over Money

The millennial generation is typically classified by those who are born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s. According to a recent AICPA survey, 88% of millennial couples say financial decisions are a source of tension in their partnerships. In addition, half of them say that money matters come …

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Eshon’s Wife Explains His Battle with Porn

Eshon Burgundy is, by the grace of God, an ex-porn addict.  Knowing the magnitude and spiritual significance of the issue, he publicly confessed this former stronghold Satan had on his life, and now his wife wants you to hear her side of the testimony:     Also check out Eshon’s …

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Terry Crews Talks About the Power of Porn in ‘Dirty Little Secret’

Let’s keep it real—porn is big business. Seeds are often planted at a very young age. It is not uncommon at all for children to happen upon a pornographic movie or magazine accidentally left out by a parent or someone else.  And once curiosity has been satisfied, it can very quickly …

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Mother Gets Unexpected Message Back from Dead Son’s Phone

Taylor Thyfault was hit and killed during a high-speed chase in May 2015.  Since then, his mother has been texting his old phone as a way to deal with her grief.  She never expected a text back. From USA Today: As a teenager, Taylor Thyfault was exceptional.  His ambition and …

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