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Making the Most of a Difficult Marriage

In the Old Testament, Abigail, the wife of David, serves as a role model of someone who was victorious despite her less-than-perfect circumstances. Let her story encourage you and help you deal with any difficult situations you might face. Know that God always gives you the victory through Christ. read more

Your Calling Will Find You

(Part 1)

Let God's Word teach and guide you as to the best profession for you. Be patient, listen and let His Spirit speak to you and direct you to the best career and calling for your life. read more

Have the Mind of Christ

Our thoughts direct our actions. To live victoriously, we must align our thoughts with God's truth. When we accept Satan's lies, we forfeit the blessings of our inheritance. read more

Securing the Future

The halls of Congress are witnessing an unprecedented battle for America's moral future. Activist groups succeed when Christians remain apathetic and unwilling to take a stand. read more

When Leaders Fail You

(PART 1)

When spiritual leaders disappoint us, our trust in them is broken. Recovery requires forgiveness and faithfulness to God's ongoing commands.

READ: Ps. 37:3-8; Matt. 7:1-5; Matt. 18:21-35; Rom. 12:17-19; Gal. 6:1-2; 1 Cor. 13:4-7.
HEART ISSUE: Like love, trust reflects a choice, not an emotion. We must offer others the same grace we wish to receive.
PRAYER FOCUS: Father, heal the places in our hearts that have been wounded by those who were supposed to shepherd us. Help us to be forgiving and faithful. Amen.

(PART 2)

Church crises require disciplined tongues among those who fear the Lord. Spirit-led believers should help solve problems within the body rather than creating them.

READ: Prov. 6:16-19; Prov. 12:18; James 1:19-20; James 3:1-18; 2 Tim. 2:15-16; Titus 3:9-11.
HEART ISSUE: How can you influence others toward unity?
PRAYER FOCUS: Father, we ask You, as David did, to "set a guard over [our mouths]" (Ps. 141:3-4, NIV). Give us healing words to build up the church--and keep us from tearing her down. Amen.

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Healing for Your Thoughts

Medical studies prove what the Bible established long ago--harboring negative emotions destroys one's health. Healed hearts produce healthier bodies and more fulfilled lives read more

You're Just Jealous

Personal insecurities can become springboards for jealousy if not submitted to God. Jealousy, especially between spouses, destroys intimacy and undermines spiritual growth. read more

The Joy of Following Christ

Portraying the Christian life as one of agony and gloom denies the reality presented in Scripture. The joy of fellowship with God outweighs any earthly sacrifice. read more

My Maker is My Husband

No man can ultimately fulfill our God-given need for intimacy. While death or divorce may separate human marriages, nothing can separate us from our marriage to Jesus. read more

God Didn't Call You to Be a Doormat!

Church leaders have traditionally promoted a "false doctrine" of unscriptural, female submission. God wants women to be strong co-laborers in their homes and in the church. read more

We Must Cry Out for Holiness

(Part 1)

Sexual immorality is a widespread problem in the church. We cannot allow our culture to dictate our morality. We must renew our pursuit of holiness.

READ: Lev. 19:1-2; Num. 25:1-3; Gal. 5:16-25; 1 Cor. 6:18-20; 1 Pet. 1:15-16; Rev. 18:1-5.
HEART ISSUE: Intimacy with God demands that we set ourselves apart from the world. In what area do you need to set yourself apart?
PRAYER FOCUS: Father, forgive us for allowing the world to set our standards of righteousness. Give us courage and direction as we realign our lives to Your Word. Amen.

(Part 2)

Holiness seems outdated in a culture of situational ethics. Those who desire to know God must commit to holy living.

READ: Ps. 29:1-2; Is. 29:22-24; Ezek. 36:23-27; Matt. 5:6; Eph. 1:4-10; Eph. 5:18
HEART ISSUE: Do you hunger and thirst for God's holiness in your life? If not, what is numbing that craving?
PRAYER FOCUS: Father, impart to us Your deep desire for holiness. Cause us to hunger and thirst after Your righteousness, that You may fill us completely. Amen. 

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A Heart that Honors Others

God's Word teaches us to honor one another. We are to honor those who oversee us and those whom we oversee, as Jesus did. read more

Life Can Be a Roller Coaster

When facing uncertain circumstances, we must turn to God for comfort and strength. Honestly confronting our feelings toward God helps us remain open to His deliverance. read more

A Woman's Right to Preach

Opponents of women in public ministry base their arguments on select New Testament scriptures. But the Bible does not forbid women to teach. read more

There is Power in the Blood

Human blood functions as a delivery system supporting every aspect of life. Similarly, Jesus' blood in spirit-form provides both cleansing and power to sustain our spirits. read more

Let the Pain Go

Every woman has endured one kind of heartbreak or another. We've all had the unfortunate experience of betrayal, and we've grieved over the difficulty of getting past it. As Christian women, how do we process the hurts we go through? And where is our God in the midst of them?

In the book of 2 Samuel, King David's daughter Tamar suffered an unspeakable violation at the hands of her brother Amnon, who afterward, rejected her and cast her away. The Scripture says: "Tamar put ashes on her head and tore the ornamented robe she was wearing. She put her hand on her head and went away, weeping aloud as she went" (2 Sam. 13:19, NIV). read more

Breaking the Codependent Cycle

Codependency usually occurs in individuals who struggle with unmet needs from the past. Discovering one's identity in Christ helps co-dependent individuals find healing. read more

Aren't You Married Yet?

God's Word teaches us that life has many seasons and that God has a perfect timing for each one. We can learn to be content and serve others during each. read more

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