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10 Basic Marriage Truths Every Christian Spouse Should Know

A marriage that endures through the decades is the result of God’s grace through two people who are committed to one another. Here are 10 basic marriage truths—in no particular order—that every married Christian should remember.

How to Take Care of Your Wife – 7 Guidelines

How do you take care of your wife? While there is no silver bullet, there are many things that the Scriptures teach us about how we can cherish our wives.

Rick Warren: Redemptive Criticism (and Other Virtues)

Rick Warren: How have the past 10 years changed me? I hope I’m more dependent. The most important thing to me in the Christian life is depending on Jesus, particularly when it comes to criticism.

Scary Church (Or: How to Read the Book of Acts)

My comfortable Christian life was shaken to the core. I entered into the territory of scary church. Did the Holy Spirit inspire the book of Acts as an example for us today?

The Arduous Journey of Being Married to a Non-Believing Man

Being unequally yoked in marriage is tough. Here's what one woman found out the hard way as she spent over two decades gradually wooing and praying her husband into the kingdom.

Why Would Jesus Warn Us That ‘The Love of Many Will Grow Cold’?

Jesus told us that "the love of many will grow cold." Here's why we need to listen to His warning that “many will turn away from Me and betray and hate each other….Sin will be rampant everywhere."

The Chronological Structure of the Book of Revelation

The book of Revelation can be approached as a chronological story. Viewing it chronologically helps to make sense of the various parts of the book.

On Falling in Love Biblically

Falling in love biblically means seeing the person in front of us as an incomplete work in progress who will one day be made complete...

3 Vital Needs for a Thriving Church

Every organization has three basic needs. This philosophy resonates with me and, based on my experience, I can see how it relates to a thriving church, business, or a non-profit.

Best Analogy of the Existence of the Invisible God I’ve Ever Heard

My daughter-in-law sent me this story by Hungarian writer Útmutató a Léleknek. It is the best analogy of the existence of the invisible God that I have ever heard.

Three Ways We Go Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality

Historically, we in the church haven’t done a great job in discussing homosexuality, and we’ve done an even worse job caring for those experiencing this. If we look humbly and open-mindedly at what the Bible says, then...

Faith Over Feelings: What Are You Led By?

What are you led by? What directs your decisions, actions, words, and thoughts? Is it your faith over feelings?

Post Traumatic Church Disorder: 12 Symptoms and 5 Treatments

Just below the surface, it affects daily interactions, vision casting and strategic planning. It affects how we relate to God and how we relate to others. I call it Post Traumatic Church Disorder.

Operation Christmas Child: Shoeboxes Open Doors and Hearts for the Gospel in Liberia

Through Operation Christmas Child and The Greatest Journey, communities are uniting, families are hearing the Gospel, and once-closed villages are inviting Christians to talk about God’s love.

Why I Attend Church

In a culture that minimizes commitment and maximizes self-indulgence, I have learned the precious gift of church attendance or, more specifically, the church gathered. I do not see church attendance as a burden or legalistic commitment.

7 Lessons Learned in a Time of Leadership Transition

Whatever leadership transition you may face, know that God is presently, actively, and personally working in, around, and through you. He is always worthy. You are always valuable.

Costi Hinn: 5 Reasons I Hate the Prosperity Gospel

Hate is a strong word. People today hate a lot of things, but we must ensure we’re hating the right things. The prosperity gospel is one of them.

5 Truths for Ministering to Those with Mental Illness

Dealing with mental illness well is essential in the modern church. I believe we’re just at the beginning of what God wants to do through the church to minister to those with mental health challenges.

Is This a Cultural Moment for Revival?

While our cultural moment continues to slip into chaotic depravity, more and more people are voicing their fears and frustrations. What will become of...

Hitting a Church Growth Barrier? Getting Bigger Isn’t Your Only Option

Should you, as a pastor, adjust your leadership style to accommodate a larger congregation? Or is there a way to allow for and encourage church growth that won’t require such a radical shift?

Greg Laurie on the Likelihood of Another Jesus Movement and Why...

Greg Laurie appears on the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to share what it was like to grow up in the middle of the Jesus People Movement and his thoughts on whether we'll see another awakening like it.

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