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Posted: Mar 18, 2016

Trust

There was a time in my life when my husband's words were all I needed to feel secure. His "I love you's" at night made my sleep pleasantly peaceful. But sin changes things! As my husband recounted a secret side of him I had never met, my innocent trust began crumbling. Within seconds his words no longer had value to me.
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Posted: Mar 14, 2016

Dancing in the Rain

When my son was diagnosed with cancer, I began to live with the reality of what cancer was capable of doing. I knew that this disease could create havoc in my son’s body. The idea of not having control over how the cancer was going to spread or the damage it would do to Seth was almost too much for me to handle.
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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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