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Making peace with imperfection can be difficult, but it’s not impossible. Learn how to make peace with yourself with God’s help.

How to make peace with your past

Making peace with your past means accepting your own imperfections and seeing who you are through God’s eyes. Sometimes it is easier to forgive others than to forgive yourself. In fact, making peace with yourself can be downright impossible when you are holding on to “stuck” points.  Shame is not of God Guilt motivates us…
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How to show God’s love to others, what does the Bible say about loving others

How to show God’s love to others

Jesus came to tear away every unnecessary barrier, and so should we. The love of God has the power to bring life and bring freedom in a way that will make us, and others, never be the same again. The problem is that we sometimes get so caught up in our own comforts we forget…
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resolving conflict biblically, resolving conflict in marriage

How to resolve conflict biblically

Let’s start with this: Not all conflict is bad. In fact, when we come together and speak our truth within the community, we are more likely to come to a better resolution. Resolving conflict in marriage, relationships and board meetings can all be tricky. Each one can be approached in a biblical way.  Peace does…
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keeping the peace, What does the bible say about peace

What does the Bible say about peace?

In Colossians 3:15 (NKJV), it says to “let the peace of God rule” in our hearts. But what does this mean? How does one go about keeping the peace of God in one’s heart, let alone let it rule?  The best way to understand what the Bible has to say about peace is to turn…
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keeping the peace, how to keep peace in the family

How to keep peace in the family

Every family has its unique struggles. Keeping the peace, especially with the holidays approaching, is a skill we should all be working on. For many families, 2016 was a disaster for Thanksgiving and Christmas as individuals gathered around tables and forgot how to talk to one another. With a new election on the horizon, this…
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What Not to Say to Someone With PTSD

What not to say to someone with PTSD

When you think of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), who comes to your mind? Often we associate this condition with soldiers, but it can affect civilians as well. It can follow a life-threatening situation, sexual trauma, a natural disaster, caring for a terminally ill child, and many other traumatic experiences. However, it also does not happen…
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What Does It Mean to Follow Jesus?

What does it mean to follow Jesus?

Everyone seems to have a different idea of what it means to follow Jesus. For some, it comes with a list of dos and don’ts. For others, it means casting your vote behind the politician who supports the one issue that means the most to you. Still others think it means going to church on…
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How to Help People With Depression

How to help people with depression

People with depression need your love and support. The best way to help is to be there for them. Depression hurts physically and emotionally. It impacts the one experiencing it and the loved ones surrounding him or her. It is not discriminatory and can affect anyone, regardless of age, economics, social status, gender … the…
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5 Ways You Can Help Someone With Depression

Five ways you can help someone with depression

We all know someone who struggles with depression. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that 322 million people worldwide struggle with depression. Knowing how to support someone with depression is a skill set we all need to develop. It shows our loved one that they are not alone, something that is vital for…
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How to Be Imitators of Jesus

How to be imitators of Jesus

Did you know that the word “Christian” wasn’t a label the disciples gave themselves? They were first given this name in Acts 11:26 in Antioch. It was a name outsiders gave to them to distinguish them from other Jews. Why? Because these men and women were different. Christians were breaking down racial lines that divided…
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