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What Pride Does to Relationships

Article written by Dr. David B. Hawkins // Originally posted on Crosswalk.org. The quiet, healthy pride that comes from sincere and true accomplishment and a job well done can be a healthy thing. We have all performed well at a task and deserve to take a moment to appreciate what we have done and the …

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Dealing with Failure

Let me ask you two questions: What do you do and where do you go when you fail?   Failure isn’t something we like to talk about too much. At times, it almost seems taboo to talk about it, and it’s completely understandable. No one likes to fail. I mean, it’s negative, depressing, discouraging, and …

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10 Things Real Christian Women Shouldn’t Do

  “In some countries, the term Christian is synonymous with American and carries with it negative connotations – it says more about one’s political beliefs and excesses than personal values,” Dana told me. “The term Christ-follower describes a Person and a lifestyle.” Upon hearing that, I was convicted through the years to make sure that …

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9 Things Christians Should Know about Profanity

What differentiates one word from another – making one word a profane word while another is considered normative? Why is one “four letter word” different from another one? It’s not always based on the precise definition of a word. Instead, it’s based on how that word has been used in the culture. 1. Profanity abuses …

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4 Christian Principles for Making New Year’s Resolutions

Resolutions are strategic reminders for our repentant hearts. As Christians, they should be set in place to progress of the will of God in our lives. Before compiling a new list of goals, celebrate each step of progress that was made in the last year. Pay homage to the work God has done in our …

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My Word for the Year: Seek

It’s a new year. Full of promise. Full of hope. Last year was hard, probably the hardest year of my entire life. I am more than ready to turn the page and receive a fresh start. In the last weeks, I’ve been contemplating my focus for the new year, and I finally stumbled upon one …

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3 Ways to be Fearless This Year

So here I am thinking about the rest of this new year. The problem is I’ve never had a resolution I’ve kept, nor one I like. 2013, I wanted to start up my own company, only I never followed through. 2015, I began the no-carb diet, only to dive into a bag of Reeses a …

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True Worship Is More Than Singing in Church

There’s a divide in the Church. Well, there are plenty of divides in the Church. But one of the most concerning, I think, centers around the idea of worship: It’s a divide between those who understand what it means to worship God “in spirit and in truth” (John 4:24) and those who don’t. This division …

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How Can I Know God’s Will?

The best way to know God’s will is to be familiar with the Bible. That is because virtually everything you need to know concerning the will of God is in the Bible. If you are totally familiar with the Bible, can interpret it, and understand it clearly, you can know the will of God. Another …

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Dear Teens, Virginity Is Good for You: Here’s Why

We talk about this on BreakPoint quite a bit: Young people who wait until after the wedding have a better chance for a stable, fulfilling, happy marriage—not to mention they don’t have to worry about sexually transmitted diseases and unplanned pregnancies. You’ve probably also heard me or Eric Metaxas talk about how obedience to the Lord’s loving …

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The Two Types of Adulterers

*Please note that this is an opinion article, and all ideas and thoughts expressed in the following article might not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the JNN staff.*   The more I talk with people who have walked the dark path of adultery, the more I realize not all affairs are the same. …

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How to Date as a Christian

My heart bleeds for this issue. It’s bled because of it, too. Dating is a source of immeasurable joy and pain, tangled up in a beautiful, complicate mess—testing us, shaping us, and often blinding us. Yes, believer and unbeliever alike, it will blind each of us. So what’s the best approach for a Christian to …

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