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Posted: Mar 4, 2016

Emotional Support Beyond Your Spouse

I love hearing stories of couples who have enjoyed many years together in marriage. Not just enduring each other, but truly happy together. One key theme these stories often share is that successful couples are involved in community. These couples—who not only have been married many years but also report more contentment and joy in their marriage—have healthy emotional support outside of their marriage.
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Posted: Feb 10, 2016

Slow Fade

I was driving to work today listening to the radio and heard the song Slow Fade by Casting Crowns. It brought tears to my eyes. What is a slow fade? It is a glance, a momentary lapse in judgement, an intruding thought...it is one degree to the left that destroys mind, body, spirit, and soul, little by little. 
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Posted: Feb 8, 2016

Finding Safe Accountability as a Christian Leader

Part 3

In my first two articles, we recognized the need for Christian leaders to have safe and vulnerable accountability relationships with others. We've also been honest about the particular difficulties for finding such unique individuals. But what should a Christian leader do when a safe person can't be found among other ministry colleagues or in our other contexts where trustworthy relationships might normally be discovered and cultivated? Here are a few thoughts...
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Posted: Feb 3, 2016

Myths About Men's Sexuality—5

Myth 5

A man's sense of self-esteem is directly tied to whether his wife will take care of his sexual needs. Even when a wife doesn't feel like being sexual, she should submit so as to build her husband's positive feeling about himself. A husband doesn't really care that she isn't fully present, as long as he gets his sexual needs met.
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Posted: Feb 1, 2016

FINDING SAFE ACCOUNTABILITY AS A CHRISTIAN LEADER

Part 2

In my previous article, we discussed the inherent difficulty Christian leaders have in finding safe, yet vulnerable, accountability. While it's not to say there wouldn't ever be a congregant or employee mature enough for such an undertaking, it's certainly not typical.
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