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God Didn't Call You to be a Doormat!

Christians often suggest that God created women to be frail and quiet. But biblical submission is not about weakness or silence.

According to self-proclaimed relationship expert Laura Doyle, "something magical" happened when she decided to "surrender control" in her marriage. She stopped doing the family finances. She started cooing "Whatever you think" when her husband wanted her opinion.

She decided that the way to secure happiness in marriage was to become "a surrendered wife." Then she started organizing clubs all over the country to teach other women how to, as she says, "relinquish control." read more

Love Your Enemies

(PART 1)

It is difficult to forgive other people for their failures. But when Jesus tells us to love our enemies, He will give us the love that He demands. read more

Jesus Broke the Curse

One woman's dramatic encounter with Christ shows us that he came to deliver women from spiritual oppression.


We do not know her name. Usually we refer to her as "the woman with the issue of blood." But those words from the King James Bible seem archaic today and make her seem faceless and distant. She was a real person, and her pain was intense.

I sometimes imagine that this fragile shell of a woman was called "Mara"--the Hebrew word for bitter. Chronic sickness had disfigured her life. Yet Christ got so close to her pain that she dared to touch Him, and her healing has provided inspiration for countless sermons ever since. read more

The Secret of Fruitfulness

(PART 1)

You have God's Spirit in you, and you can speak life into your dreams and your relationships and see those things resurrected by the power of God. read more

Get Ready for Harvest Time

(PART 1)

As God takes His heroes home to heaven, those of us who remain must carry on their work as Elisha carried on Elijah's. We must continue their race with unquenchable zeal and integrity. read more

So You Want a Godly Husband?

Wives of great Bible heroes experienced disappointments in ministry and rejection from their husbands. In fulfilling their calling, husbands and wives must walk in obedient submission to God and to each other. read more

The Subtle Dangers of Soulish Worship

Genuine worship exalts Christ and acknowledges His great power and authority in heaven and on Earth. It requires a lifestyle of obedience not just occasional bursts of emotional excitement. read more

God, Give Me Patience, Now!

The way we respond to life reveals our level of trust in God. Impatience is caused by fear and the need to wrest the reigns of control away from God's hands. read more

The Nature of True Repentance

(PART 1)

Every person is obligated to repent before he or she can enter into the kingdom of God. We must grow to hate sin so that it brings us great joy to walk away from it. read more

Thank God for the Fire

To fear God is to hate sin, including the sin in our own hearts. God wants to melt away the hardness in our hearts so we can fully experience His love. read more

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