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Women are an Answer, Not a Problem!

Many people believe that as a gender, males are superior. Watch as Lisa Bevere dispels this myth and discusses how God created us as the solution to a problem.

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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

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Stand Strong in Jesus

Whether or not you were taught as a child to walk by faith, you can learn how to weather adversity and find courage and strength in the Lord.

When I was growing up, I learned the meaning of standing strong in God by watching my family. They were living examples I could observe every day. I saw how faithful my parents were to God and to each other, and I wanted to be like that, too.

My mom was a deeply committed woman of God. I am convinced that every demon and devil of hell knew her name—her first name. My grandmother was so full of the power of the Holy Ghost that she could lay hands on the sick and, believe me, they would recover. read more

The Joy of Following Christ

Sin and ill are the false notes struck by man across the harmony of God’s will, and to strike upon or even remember such notes is instant banishment from the music of His presence. Where all is joy, there joy is all; and he who has not reached this joy does not know God—he is still a follower, and not a possessor, and he should refuse in his heart to remain satisfied with his condition, but climb on. Why stay behind? Climb on, climb on!

Often I have been mystified and disturbed by the attitude of many religious and pious people who appear to believe that to follow Christ is a way of gloom, of sadness, of heaviness. Often I have gathered from sermons that we are to give up all the bright and enticing things if we would follow Him, and the preacher goes no further!

Has the Lord, then, no enticements, no sweetnesses, no brightness to offer us, that we should be asked to forsake all pleasantness, all brightness, all attractions if we follow Him? This to me always seemed terrible, and my heart would sink. Indeed, to my poor mind and heart it seemed nothing more hopeful than a going from bad to worse! read more

Love My Enemy?

Love My Enemy?

It’s only by the power of the Holy Spirit that we can forgive.

Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope. It stands when all else has fallen. How do we get that strong love? The Holy Spirit is the one who gives it to us. We must look to Him when faced with the challenge of loving our enemies.

In Africa I visited a man who was imprisoned and sentenced to death. I asked, “Have you ever heard of the cross of Jesus Christ, where He carried the sins of the world—also your sins?”

He nodded. read more

Throwaway People

Many of us have broken relationships with parents and we find it easy to believe we are "throwaway people" and not important—even in the eyes of God. Watch as Lysa TerKeurst discusses how she dispelled these lies and faced her "crisis of belief."

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What Women Must Know About Lust

Men aren't the only ones who wrestle with sexual temptation. In fact, women today need clear guidance on where to draw the line.

 Indulging in a steamy romance novel … going out of your way to pass by the attentive co-worker's desk … surfing in cyberspace to find a chat room buddy who'll stroke your ego. None of these seemingly innocent activities could be considered cheating or sexually compromising, right? Or could they?

Where is the line between sexual integrity and compromise? What constitutes marital unfaithfulness? Can we consider ourselves “pure” as long as we've not been physical with another man? Or, does sexual purity go deeper than that? read more

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Surviving Your Husband's Porn Addiction

If your husband is a slave to porn, you can play an active role in his recovery. Don't be a victim—God can give you victory.
 

YOUR HUSBAND'S ADDICTION TO pornography has just been discovered. The aftermath of this betrayal leaves every precious memory grimy and tainted. You muse back on your wedding night. Was he thinking of some porn star as he touched you? When you were working to conceive a baby together by night, what had he been conceiving with his computer monitor by day?

Your dreams are shattered. You despise him for how his sexual addiction makes you see him, and you're panicked by how it makes you see yourself. read more

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Nothing Shall Hinder Us

"Expose yourself to the circumstances of His choice.”

This little phrase, which has stood by many a climbing soul, seems to have been coined for a picture I have of the Matterhorn surrounded by billowing clouds. In this picture, the confusion of the skies has been so wonderfully captured that I can almost see the movement and hear the wind that rushes past. The clouds in the picture are sunlit, but I realize that, were they real, they could with awful speed cover the face of the mountain with darkness.

Mist, rain, snow—the clouds may bring them all, and the precipice falls away at our feet. “But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy” (Acts 20:24)—so speaks the spiritual mountaineer. read more

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