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5 Reasons Why Couples Drift Apart

5 Reasons Why Couples Drift Apart

DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS! Talk about everything. Express your feelings and ask your spouse to do the same.
Why You WILL Join the Wrong Church

Why You WILL Join the Wrong Church

"The problem with this question is that it assumes church life shouldn’t be hard."
How to Win the War on Worry

How to Win the War on Worry

"Effective leaders don’t supplant worry with naiveté."
4 Reasons I am Convinced We Are On The Verge Of The Next Great Awakening

4 Reasons I Am Convinced We Are on the Verge of the Next Great...

Spiritual awakenings start with God's people waking up to the power of God unleashed through prayer.
How Can You Live Without Sex?

How Can You Live Without Sex?

"Love isn’t just communicated by the sex one has had, but also by the sex one hasn’t had. "
4 Lies Women in Your Congregation May Believe

4 Lies Women in Your Congregation May Believe

At the root of every destructive behavior is a deception. We may think that our identity is in Christ, but in reality it may be in the success of our marriage, mothering or ministry.
4 Reasons Many Don't Effectively Witness

4 Reasons Many Don’t Effectively Witness

Evangelism training often focuses more on learning a one-size-fits-all presentation to deliver than on the gospel message and on the people with whom we share.
Six Ways Horizontal Hostility Is Killing the Church

Six Ways Horizontal Hostility Is Killing the Church

If we end up just gathering into communities of Christians who are just like us and believe like we presently believe, our spiritual growth will be stunted.
Why Pastors Don't Evangelize

Why Pastors Don’t Evangelize

Evangelism is a central task of the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20), but many churches don’t do well at this task. In fact, many pastors don’t evangelize much, either.
How to Show Love to Abusive Leaders

How to Show Love to Abusive Leaders

"Just as we must never tolerate abusive behavior by a parent or a spouse—just as such evil should never be named among us—so too must evil of this sort never be allowed to gain a foothold."
If We're So Connected, Then Why Do I Still Feel So Lonely?

If We’re So Connected, Then Why Do I Still Feel So Lonely?

"Isolation is not just hiding in a cave alone, it happens in the midst of a crowd and a calendar full of activities."
6 Signs Your Spouse Is Considering Divorce

6 Signs Your Spouse Is Considering Divorce

As a spouse starts pulling away from the marriage, he/she wants to justify the affair and/or their desire to plan a future that doesn’t include you.
Wives: What Submission Does (And Doesn’t) Mean

Wives: What Submission Does (And Doesn’t) Mean

"Spiritual headship is not license for men to do what they want to do. It is empowerment to do what they ought to do."
How to Help Church Guests Understand What’s Happening

How to Help Church Guests Understand What’s Happening

One of the reasons people are hesitant to try attending a church for the first time is that they’re not sure what to expect. In fact, they probably expect it to be a little bit awkward and uncomfortable.
Why You Should STOP Being "On Fire for Jesus"

Why You Should STOP Being “On Fire for Jesus”

"The Bible never refers to Christians (mature ones or new ones) as being on fire."
8 Signs Your Church May Be Closing Soon

8 Signs Your Church May Be Closing Soon

If a church has four or more of these signs present, it is likely in deep trouble. Indeed, it could be closing sooner than almost anyone in the church would anticipate.
You Simply Cannot Grow A Church Without This

You Simply Cannot Grow a Church Without This

"Smart churches invest their best talent and best resources in children’s ministry."
Why You Are Allowed to Be Angry With God

Why You Are Allowed to Be Angry With God

"You are allowed to hate God. If you don’t believe me I encourage you to read the “Psalms of Lament.”

There Are Way Too Many Churches—Plus Two Other Hard but Necessary Truths

"People are exploring churches online more than they used to."
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