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We’ve All Got Issues

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEncgA9N144] Media Thanks to SoulPancake Behind every face is a person struggling. When the facades drop, we're left on level ground: every one of us human, all facing challenges and carrying scars. What does it take to trust someone enough to show them who we really are? Will they scrutinize and judge?...

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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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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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Looking for a Way out of Resentment

“Will you always be my stepmom?” Down went the clean laundry I was busy folding.  I looked up.  My stepson was watching me intently.  It was just the two of us, in a rare bit of quiet.  I searched for an answer. “Well, I will be your stepmom as long as your daddy and I are married.”  I wanted to be accurate, but also reassuring....

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Picture Perfect

If you want to know God, it’s simple. All you need to do is ask! If you’re not sure how, you can pray a prayer like this: God I need you. Please forgive me for the things I’ve done. Forgive me for turning my back on you and going my own way. Take control of my life and make me more like you. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins....

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Help! My Sex Life Sucks

Are you feeling hopeless about your sex life? There's a lot of confusion about what can make or break a terrific sex life. This seven-part series is for you. You'll find no toys or magic solutions being sold here. This series unmasks some of the lies we've been taught about sex and will set you on the path toward sexual healing and freedom. 1) Five...

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Five Dangers Lurking Within Your Man Cave

I’m sure you’ve heard of the man cave—that most sacred of masculine sanctuaries, treasure trove of manly wares, void of feminine touch, marked by the musky scent of unbridled, undisciplined, unkempt manhood. Wikipedia just might be the funniest encyclopedia around when it says the man cave is sometimes called “a manland, mantuary or manspace;...

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The Right Tool for the Job

All I needed was a screwdriver. I’d like to think I know some things. Perhaps not a lot of things, but enough to at least get me by in basketball games, horse barns, and hardware stores: anticipate the pass, approach from an angle, and always have a screwdriver. I recently moved, and since I had been using my roommate’s dresser as a makeshift...

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