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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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Discover how to pick up the pieces of a relationship you broke and move toward reconciliation.

It’s time to rebuild broken relationships

To rebuild a broken relationship someone has to make the first move. That someone will have to be you. Pursuing peace is within your control. You have to be intentional and you have to get started today. Do not put off reconciliation. Every day you wait, it only gets harder. Before all else, take the…
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You can not carry all of your burdens and those of someone else. Learn how to set boundaries around unhealthy relationships.

How to love with boundaries

If you are in a relationship with a toxic person, the most loving thing you can do is create boundaries. Paul said in Romans 12:18, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” And again in Hebrews 12:14a, “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone.”…
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Did We Miss The Gospel of Restoration

Did we miss the gospel of restoration

The pursuit of peace in a relationship is a catalyst to peace in the rest of your lives. Romans 12:18-21 (NIV) says, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written:…
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swipe right

Is swiping right crushing our souls?

For those of you who are struggling to keep up with the 21st century (which, we understand is getting pretty difficult to do), you may be a bit confused about “swiping right.” Long story short, swiping right is what you do on a popular dating app, Tinder, when you come across someone you like. If…
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Bible and sex

When we don’t talk about sex in a healthy way, sex wins

Hey, leave room for the Holy Spirit. Careful with that hug. Show your love with the Christian side hug instead. Guard your heart. Guard her heart, you dig? When you stack all of these phrases on top of one another, they sound pretty over the top. But, these are the kinds of phrases we drop…
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God and sex

God loves sex and so should you

The Bible tells us more than 100 times to not be afraid. This is told to many different people in many different situations in many different lifetimes throughout the thousands of years the Bible covers. It’s safe to say, that with the Almighty on the side of his creation and all that is good, there…
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why do couples fight

What are the two biggest things couples fight about?

No couple is the same. There are plenty of different reasons we fight that all vary depending on the individual people in the relationship. However, there are some consistent topics that almost all couples fight about. These are intimacy and money. Why do couples fight about intimacy and money? Intimacy and money are two very…
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setting boundaries with people

Why “love others” in unhealthy relationships sometimes means setting boundaries

Whether you grew up Christian or not, you were probably taught the Golden Rule as a child. You know, the rule that says you should treat others the way you want to be treated? Well, that little nugget of wisdom came directly from Jesus as He preached to a multitude of people about how to…
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what did Jesus say about marriage

What Did Jesus Say About Marriage?

  “Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today.” That’s right, we went there. We went all the back to 1980s and quoted some Princess Bride because who doesn’t love that movie (if you haven’t seen it, you should totally check it out). Although the Princess Bride is a great piece of cinema that shouldn’t…
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