A Realistic Look at the Virtuous Woman of Proverbs 31
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A Realistic Look at the Virtuous Woman of Proverbs 31

When speaking of the virtuous woman of Proverbs 31, Bible teachers often focus on the attributes that make her a good mother, wife, and keeper of the home. But this passage goes far beyond that. It describes her as a woman who is well-rounded with a good head on her shoulders… smart and resourceful. The…

The True Purpose of Marriage (according to the Bible)
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The True Purpose of Marriage (according to the Bible)

We all know the statistics. Marriage is hard. In fact, some may wonder what the true purpose of marriage is anyhow. Why get married when so many marriages fail? But the truth about marriage is that with the right perspective (and help from the Holy Spirit), it can be one of the greatest blessings of…

Taming the Tongue: Why It May Be Time for a Heart Check
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Taming the Tongue: Why It May Be Time for a Heart Check

When it comes to taming the tongue, it can often be easier said than done. We all lose our temper sometimes or say something we didn’t intend on saying. But the Bible is clear that we have a choice to make when it comes to our speech… We can choose to speak words of life…

It’s Okay to Rest: Finding Peace in the Midst of Hard Work
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It’s Okay to Rest: Finding Peace in the Midst of Hard Work

As Christians, we are called to serve – to be doers of the Word. We push ourselves and work hard to live the calling that God has given us. Somewhere along the way, however, many of us have taught ourselves that it’s not okay to rest. But God never intended for us to be overworked….

5 Reasons Why Prayer is Important (and more than bringing requests to God)
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5 Reasons Why Prayer is Important (and more than bringing requests to God)

We talk a lot about prayer requests in church. We pray for our loved ones, our country, ourselves, and the list goes on. And if you’ve been a Christian for very long, you’ve probably heard numerous reasons why prayer is important. But ultimately, there is a part of us that knows we are called to…

Training for the Hills: When Life Feels Like an Uphill Battle
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Training for the Hills: When Life Feels Like an Uphill Battle

As a runner, it is important to never give up on the hills. Stay steady, maintain your form, and you will reach the top. And truth be told, the same is true in life. Hill training can be very intimidating for the novice runner. Because I spend most of my time running indoors on a…