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Giving our best to our children

One of the most challenging callings from God is to raise His little ones to love and revere Him and to encourage them to follow Him for the rest of their lives. No one is sinless and no parent is perfect. Admittedly, we can unintentionally create hindrances for our own...

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Wisdom in making medical decisions for our bodies

There are countless medical resources, opinions and advice available today, making it confusing to know whom to trust and follow. Thankfully, as followers of Jesus Christ, we always have the Word of God to guide us. When we diligently listen to His voice and follow His commands, we can avoid...

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Helping someone that’s trapped in an abusive relationship

It can be disturbing to watch a relative or friend being manipulated and abused by their spouse or partner. Such relationships are usually much more complicated than what meets the eye. It is crucial, therefore, that we are not quick to judge or give our opinions. Poor counsel can sometimes...

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6 things that lead to insomnia

The ability to fall asleep naturally so as to give our body the rest it needs; physical, emotional and mental; is something most of us take for granted – until we find ourselves wide awake at odd hours of the night. Ironically, the more anxious we become about getting a...

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Should Christians marry non-believers?

Few people see marriage as a spiritual union. Rather, we see it as a legally-binding civil partnership between two people made on a piece of paper that can be canceled at any time. God’s Word shows us otherwise. God is the One who created marriage with the intention that we...

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Wisdom in handling abusive relationships

The thrill of romance can sometimes blind us to a person’s underlying narcissistic, malicious, and manipulative nature until it is too late. We may then find ourselves committed to an abusive fiancé, husband, or wife who persistently tears our identity, value, dignity, and intelligence apart by their words and actions....

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Responding to interpersonal conflict between believers

Interpersonal conflict is inevitable. No two people will have perfectly aligned perspectives, priorities, and choices. After all, God has made each one of us for different purposes in His Kingdom. Disagreements are, in fact, opportunities to practise loving one another. We are called to resolve our disputes with “all humility...

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The lasting emotional imprints from the womb

Our first impressions of our futures begin in the womb. Ultrasound research on expectant mothers has shown that fetuses can sense and respond to belly rubs, music, light, and voices, and feel all of their mothers’ emotions. “Is mummy happy, sad, agitated, or afraid? Does the world outside feel happy...

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God’s will for marriage, divorce, and remarriage

Divorce is on the rise. It is not unusual for people to enter into marriage nowadays with the idea, “I can always get a divorce if this marriage doesn’t work out (according to my expectations).” “Irreconcilable differences” and “failure to consummate the marriage” are grounds for divorce in court. Some couples even...

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Embracing our identity as Christ-followers

The world puts many labels on us, and we all go along with common earthly stereotypes; “I’m a wife.” “I’m Japanese.” “I’m from a poor family.” “I’m a lawyer.” Yet none of these identities will get us into heaven or have any meaning in eternity. Hopefully, each one of us...

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Vocabulary to unplug buried emotions and receive God’s healing

Growing up, very few of us experienced “emotional schooling”, where we were taught how to pinpoint and address unpleasant feelings in healthy ways. As a result, we may have simply ignored or stuffed down unpleasant emotions, thereby unintentionally collecting a hidden archive of painful memories. To receive healing through the...

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Acknowledging the spiritual roots of depression

The symptoms of depression are identifiable. Its spiritual roots, however, are not instantly evident. As the testimonies in this post will show, depression can be overcome through the surrender of ourselves to God in Jesus’ name and being filled with His Holy Spirit. But first, we need to know the...