It is good to have spiritual mentors. But when trying times come--and they will--our dependency is to be on Christ, not other people. read more
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What we speak through our mouths reveals what we believe in our hearts. When we lift our faith to God, His Spirit changes us on the inside. As a result, our speech is transformed and we begin to bear witness to the fact that our hope is not in ourselves but in our God. read more
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
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