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Why Trust is Worth It

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWypWe9UAhQ?rel=0] Media thanks to Ze Frank You've probably participated in trust exercises at school or work. Maybe you've crowd-surfed at a concert. Had a piggy-back ride. Taken a bite from someone else's fork. These things all take a certain amount of physical trust and vulnerability, even if you...

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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
The Secret of a Happy Family

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYT3a3LBYRs] Video Thanks to SoulPancake It’s not easy being a good parent, but the rewards are so worth it! There’s nothing quite like seeing your child beaming ear to ear, becoming the person they're destined to be. As Julien says, “Being a good parent isn’t about how much time you spend...

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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
Don't Guard Your Heart

Stop guarding your heart. Maybe this seems counterintuitive. "Guard your heart" is an expression thrown around a lot, especially in Christian circles, and it's commonly taken to extremes. It's supposed to encourage you to be modest, to protect yourself, to keep the bad guys out of your head and heart. But there's a danger when you try so hard...

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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
Living the Single Life

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lREZ6Bg_Y4E?feature=player_detailpage] Julian, the host of The Science of Love by SoulPancake, asks a handful of single people a few questions: If you could, would you wake up tomorrow single or in a relationship? What are you looking for in a partner? What do you think other people are looking for? Their...

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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
The Pep Talk You Need to Hear

I read a great quote the other day:  “It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” -Hugh Laurie It...

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The Way Back to Innocence

I clearly remember warm summer days long ago when I would lie on the grass. The sky was a canvas where I painted and planned my life. I owned mansions and elephants and dinosaurs—anything my heart imagined. Everything was good. I didn’t think things would ever go wrong, but they did. Devastating relationships. Shame. Stolen innocence. Grief....

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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
Hot Pursuit

"I heard a story once, an incredible story, an amazing story. It told of one who was relentlessly faithful and loves with an unwavering love. It was said that his sorrow was over broken people, it was said that he tirelessly pursues each lost one, never giving up until...until…" Does your heartbeat quicken when you sense someone behind you while...

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50 Shades of….Not Sex?
Plastic Jesus

Imagine a person receiving a check for $1,000,000 and then placing the huge cardboard check on the mantle above their fireplace just to look at. Day by day they continue to miss out on so much because they never actually take it to the bank and deposit it. That's how some of us approach faith in God. When we hold back from giving our lives to...

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