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Category: Encouragement

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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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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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Where Should You Turn When You Are Struggling With Mental Illness?

Where should you turn when you are struggling with mental illness?

When you are struggling with mental illness, please do not think you can handle it alone. Seek help. Reach out to someone near you whom you trust, a friend, a family member, a peer. Make sure it is a safe person who will help you find the resources you need.  Mental illness requires a holistic…
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What Does It Mean If Your Prayers Aren’t Answered?

What does it mean if your prayers aren’t answered?

Mark 11:24 tells us that whatever we ask in prayer will be ours, so when prayers go unanswered questions start popping up. It can only be one of two answers, right? Either our faith wasn’t big enough or God isn’t listening. Let’s dig deeper. One of the men who was with Jesus when He said…
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What You Need to Know About Dealing With Anxiety as a Christian

What you need to know about dealing with anxiety as a Christian

Church should be the most life-giving place you’ve ever encountered. If you are dealing with anxiety, know that you are loved and accepted by God. Acknowledging your struggle is the first step. We all experience anxiety to a certain degree. It could be situational, centered around a specific difficult season. We often mix up the…
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Have You Ever Felt Like God Has Let You Down?

Have you ever felt like God has let you down?

Life gets messy. If there is one constant in all of our lives, it is that hardship will come, trauma will find us, pain is on its way. Do I sound pessimistic enough for you? The flip side is that life equally hands us the beautiful moments. And yet still I’d much rather avoid the…
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Recovering From Pain and Taking Care of Yourself

Recovering from pain and taking care of yourself

When trauma of any kind occurs, it is imperative that you take care of yourself. Just as your body needs healing from a physical injury, your spirit needs healing following emotional pain. Often stigma, shame and fear overpower the drive to seek help. This isn’t your fault. It’s a problem within our culture, a problem…
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