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Is it Wrong to be Anxious?

Do you ever think that fear and anxiety are wrong? After all, you keep reading “Do not be anxious.” That command, however, has much in common with Jesus’s words to a grieving mother: “Do not weep” (Luke 7:13 ESV). They are both words intended to comfort and assure the hearer that Jesus was going to do something. The Bible makes it clear that we live in a world with endless threats. In this world...

Is Gratitude the Secret to Lasting Recovery?

No one enjoys admitting they are wrong, or weak. But for every addict who enters recovery, this confession is the critical first step: My life has become unmanageable, and I am powerless to overcome my addiction on my own. Healing from addiction only begins after we admit our broken condition. But is there more to recovery than this first step? Does robust healing come from simply admitting...

How to Connect with Your Teen for Tired Parents

Have you ever noticed there are more parenting articles and blogs and books written by parents of young children than older ones? One would hope there would be an increase in wisdom as years build experience, but somehow, it’s easier to talk about training toddlers than teens. As birthday candles increase in number, we gain perspective, but we often lose confidence as well. Here’s how I think it...

How to Train Your Children to Love the Bible

Parents are their child’s first and most formative teachers. On the day we bring our newborns home from the hospital, our home becomes a school. The universe is our classroom. More than imparting knowledge, education is the training of affections. One question sums up hundreds of my decisions everyday: What am I teaching my children to love? Teaching them to love hygiene, vegetables, and speaking...

Making New Year’s Resolutions Personal

Every year, millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, resolving to make this year different. I’m going to be a better person. I’m going to exercise more and eat less. I’m going to routinely separate myself from work and spend more time with my family. Once the bright possibility of a fresh new year meets the stark reality of endless pressures and demands, most people struggle to make good...

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