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Banish Anxiety with Four Prayerful Steps

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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4.6-7). Do Battle with Your Fears by Enlisting Your Chief Warrior Heaven knows marriages are under the gun these …

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Trusting God in Your Life and Marriage

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Learning to trust God with everything…. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight (Proverbs 3:5-6). If you have children, you know the direction you point them isn’t always the direction they want to go. You don’t steer them …

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How to Grow Closer Together Spiritually

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Spiritual growth in your marriage starts with you…. Achieving spiritual intimacy with your spouse is a fantastic goal. It’s a gift many long for but never seem to find. You can meet this lofty summit, but it doesn’t start with two. It begins with one. You. While it’s great to get to a point where you and your spouse are …

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What Love Is and What it Isn’t – A Few Thoughts from 1 Corinthians 13

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“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” (1 Corinthians 13:7 ESV ) How do we know what love is, exactly? From days of old up to this minute, people have answered this question in many different ways. Greek philosopher Sophocles, who was around before Jesus, said, “One word frees us of all the weight …

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Praying Together: Three Reasons Husbands Have Trouble Praying with Their Wives

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There are not a lot of things many wives would put higher on their priority list than a husband who steps up to the plate as a spiritual leader in their relationship. A big part of that is a consistent prayer life as a couple. If you’re not praying together with your spouse, it’s a good habit to develop – perhaps …

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Are You Willing to Follow? – Thoughts from Joshua 1:9

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If you are willing to follow God’s leading, it will strengthen your faith—and your marriage. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). The United States military is one of the most powerful in the world. Decisive …