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Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. - Proverbs 4:23 What Do You Mean “Boundaries”? The parents of a twenty-five-year-old man came to see me (Dr. Townsend) with a common request: they wanted me to “fix” their son, Bill. When I asked where Bill was, they answered, “Oh, he didn’t want

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Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. - Proverbs 4:23 What Do You Mean “Boundaries”? The parents of a twenty-five-year-old man came to see me (Dr. Townsend) with a common request: they wanted me to “fix” their son, Bill. When I asked where Bill was, they answered, “Oh, he didn’t want

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Just Overlook the Resurrection and Believe in Jesus?

As Easter approaches, many people in American society wrestle with the question, can’t we just overlook the resurrection and believe in Jesus? Some say, there are so many good teachings in Christianity that we should be able to focus on them without having to believe in a resurrection. While these statements may seem strange, they

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Is Hell Real?

Is Hell Real? We haven’t heard much about hell since the “hellfire and brimstone” era of the church. Today, little if anything is spoken in churches about hell. So the question has become increasingly important: Is Hell Real? If it is, then where is hell, who goes to hell, and can we be saved after

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Just Overlook the Resurrection and Believe in Jesus?

As Easter approaches, many people in American society wrestle with the question, can’t we just overlook the resurrection and believe in Jesus? Some say, there are so many good teachings in Christianity that we should be able to focus on them without having to believe in a resurrection. While these statements may seem strange, they

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Making Spiritual New Year’s Resolutions

Every January, millions of people begin their year with New Year’s resolutions. Losing weight, getting organized, exercising more, eating healthier, and managing finances better are some of the most common resolutions. But what about making spiritual New Year’s resolutions? We make commitments and tell our friends and family on January 1st, only to give it

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2 Corinthians 1:10

Getting Out of Your Pit

People can help us but they can’t heal us. People can lift us but they can’t carry us. On occasion people can pull us out of a pit, but they cannot keep us out. Nor can they set our feet upon a rock. When we come out of a pit, if our idea of stability is standing on another

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The Best Head Coach

Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. — Psalm 139:4 As each NFL season comes to a close, a ritual takes place on the first Monday after the last regular-season game. The sports media call it “Black Monday,” when general managers and team owners take stock of how well their team did

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Rock-Solid Conviction

Faith is the confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. — Hebrews 11:1 NIV I asked the young Vietnamese girl who does my nails what the word faith meant to her. At first she was unsure what I was asking. I told her that I was aware that the

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Is My Pain Talking?

We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. — 2 Corinthians 10:5 Thought for the Day: Our Lord doesn’t whisper shameful condemnations. Have you ever been in a situation where something little felt really big? Maybe a look from someone that suddenly makes you feel they don’t like you at all. Or when someone doesn’t return

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God’s Dwelling: The Tabernacle

God desires an intimate relationship with each of us. But, we wonder, how can a person have such a relationship with a holy God? It is one thing to be in awe of Him, but quite another to be intimate with Him. In Leaving Ordinary, Bible Study teacher and author Donna Gaines delves into this

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Fruits of the Spirit Lessons for Kids

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. – Galatians 5:22-23 I had extensive Bible training growing up. My family memorized all sorts of scriptures and Bible text. I can even remember playing games and challenges with scriptures. One of the most talked about sections of the

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