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Emotional Dos and Don’ts in Dating

Emotional Dos and Don’ts in Dating

Building trust in a slow and steady way involves establishing emotional boundaries — a set of dos and don’ts that guides you through the exchange of emotions without going too deep too fast. Emotional boundaries can be difficult to establish. It’s easier to put boundaries on physical intimacy — hands kept to a certain place,

Restless Study Week 1 — What’s Holding You Back From Dreaming?

Hi, my fellow Restless Bible Study friends! My name is Laurie and I’m so honored and happy to be your leader through the Restless Study. Did you happen to watch our kickoff live-chat with Jennie Allen? Don’t you just love her? God has phenomenal plans for each of us over these weeks as we seek Him. I

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Seeing Good in the Hard Things

I’ll never forget the first time I attended a publishing convention, giddy with excitement and weighed down with fifteen copies of my book proposal. I was more on a mission than a college senior looking for a diamond-toting man willing to grant her a Mrs. degree. Yes, ma’am. My shoes and I clippity-clapped all around that convention floor making

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Making Your Home a Haven

Why do we love certain houses, and why do they seem to love us? It is the warmth of our individual hearts reflected in our surroundings. — T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings, quoted in Welcome Home We all desire to make our homes a haven. After all, no woman wants a cold, messy, or critical home. Whether you

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Why I Fell in Love with the Amish

When I was in the sixth grade my family moved near a library, and the summer of my sixth grade year was spent visiting there daily, checking out books, reading two or three before bedtime, and then heading back the next day for more. Out of everything I read, my favorites were the Little House

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Being Thankful for Everything (Even Broccoli)!

In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. — 1 Thessalonians 5:18 A five-year-old girl was asked to say the blessing at Thanksgiving dinner. She began by thanking God for all her friends, naming them one by one. Then she thanked God for Mommy, Daddy, Brother, Sister, Grandma,

Watershed Moments

The Beauty of New Belief

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego must have been in disbelief when they heard about the golden image on the plain of Dura. I can just hear them saying to one another, “I thought losing our homes, being kidnapped from our families, and forced into the king’s service was bad enough, and now we’re threatened with death

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