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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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Missouri Declares Pornography A Public Health Crisis

The state of Missouri has joined in the fight against pornography by passing the Senate Concurring Resolution No. 52 recognizing “pornography as leading to individual and societal harms and recognize the need for education, prevention, research, and policy change at the community and societal level.” Passing with 31 votes in favor, the bill declares that …

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Hope for the Unhappily Single

There is a new and widespread epidemic in our nation and even in our churches. It’s called the not-yet-married life. Sure, there have always been unmarried people longing for marriage, but the statistics suggest that this group is growing at an unprecedented rate in American history. In 1956, according to the United States Census Bureau, …

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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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What If God Wants Me to Marry Someone Ugly?

My six-year-old daughter and I were doing a Bible study together that introduced the topic of purity. We had some pretty entertaining discussions, and I realized that it’s much harder to explain ideas like God’s sovereignty and purity to a six-year-old than it is to explain them to another adult. I never quite knew what …

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WHAT IF GOD DOESN’T SEND YOUR BOAZ?

So often, I hear within the single Christian women community to just keep working in my field. I hear that Ruth was found working and busy doing her purpose when she positioned herself to be found by this man of perfection, Mr. Boaz. So many women post statuses about being found by this famous man …

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Sexed-Up Culture Ruined Healthy Male-Female Work Relationships

During his career, evangelist Billy Graham vowed never to meet, eat, or travel alone with a woman other than his wife, a strategy to protect his marriage and to avoid the even the appearance of an inappropriate relationship. The “Billy Graham Rule” or the “Modesto Manifesto” continues to be enacted by male Christian leaders today, …

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The Myth of Cohabitation

According to a recent sociological study, cohabitation has a notably deleterious impact on one particular group: kids. “As marriage becomes less likely to anchor the adult life course across the globe, growing numbers of children may be thrown into increasingly turbulent family waters,” writes Bradford Wilcox in Foreign Affairs. A professor of sociology at the …

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‘Sex Box’ Judge Is a Christian Pastor Who Says She Rejected Three Offers to Participate in the Show — but That God Changed Her Mind

There’s been no shortage of controversy over “Sex Box,” the WE TV show in which participants have sex inside of a soundproof box and then emerge to speak with a panel of judges and relationship experts about the experience — but did you know that one of the judges is a Christian preacher? Pastor Yvonne …

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Where is the Person I Married?

Early marriage is kind of like skydiving, once you jump there’s no going back. You’re hoping for an enjoyable descent, you’re praying your parachute works and you’re looking forward to a smooth landing. In the heat of an argument even the best of us have likely blurted out, “I wish we were still dating. You …

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