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Posted: Dec 4, 2017

3 Secrets of Strong, Happy Kids (Psst! It’s Gratitude!)

Can gratitude re-wire your child’s brain for happiness and success? Can it instill greater willpower, reduce stress, and bolster emotional resilience? In an era of constant venting, bullying and toxic media bombardment, parents need every trick they can find to raise happy kids who are resilient to the stresses of social media, addiction, and increasing rates of suicide, especially among girls 10-14. Can gratitude help? Science says yes!
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Posted: Nov 20, 2017

Overcoming Obstacles to Talking About Sexuality in Your Church

Not long ago, a pastor friend and I were talking about the challenges that keep churches from addressing various kinds of sexual brokenness. One difficulty, I said, was simply getting a congregation to acknowledge that sexual brokenness exists and that the Church has a role in healing it. He paused for a moment and said, “If you figure out how to do that, write the book and we can both retire.”
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Posted: Oct 30, 2017

A Challenge to Parents

I have noticed a marked difference in the willingness of mothers and fathers in addressing sexual purity with their children. I should clarify that I mean a willingness to start addressing sexual purity. Once they start, both seem quite willing to actively participate. Who is more willing to take on this challenge? In my experience, it is the women.
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Posted: Oct 23, 2017

Forever Loved

We have all been there. Each one of us have had a defining moment that has knocked us down. I once heard someone say… a miner is not looking for the dirt, but the gold. So how do you find the hope and healing among the devastation: your gold within the dirt.
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Posted: Oct 16, 2017

Maybe We're Just Hungry

What in the world would make a fish go after a worm on a hook.  Perhaps it’s because he’s just a total idiot. Or he’s a disgusting gluttonous pig who can’t control his desire. Maybe it’s because he’s evil. Possibly it’s because he’s worthless and doesn’t even deserve to live at all. No, in reality, the fish goes after the worm on the hook for one reason: he is hungry and doesn’t comprehend that his meal is on a hook that will eventually take his life.

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