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Empathy Matters

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw?rel=0] Video provided by The RSA Empathy fuels connection, sympathy drives disconnection. For many people, the first reaction when we hear that someone is going through a tough time is to cheer them up or start by using those dreaded words: at least. We're trying to make it better, but that...

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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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Hope for Victims of Sexual Assault

Tonia was 15 years old the first time she was raped. She went to swim in an outdoor pool. There was another family there and she felt safe enough. But when the family went back to their room it was just her and this man and he had ideas that had not crossed her mind. He followed her up to her room, "Just to make sure she was okay." And then he followed...

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First Date Flops (and Other Disappointments)

video by Elevation Church A friend once told me, “If you expect to be disappointed--you’ll never be disappointed!” While totally pessimistic, that expression holds some truth. Have you ever been on a blind date? I went on one a few years ago. It wasn’t totally blind. I noticed a guy I thought was attractive and pointed him out to a friend...

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Being Single in a Couples Culture

When I was in high school it seemed like most of my friends had boyfriends. Relationships were something I thought about a lot and I was always on the lookout for “potentials” in my classes. When I entered university, my goal was to get a boyfriend. I wanted someone I could connect with, relate to, and be with. I wanted attention from guys –...

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God, If You’re Out There I Need Some Help

It started with a trip to a walk-in clinic. Then there was the phone call, “You need to come to the hospital right now.” Then came more tests and an uncomfortable conversation with a nurse who had the tough job of saying the words, “We think you have leukemia.” Mike is a creative guy, he’s into music and photography. Years ago when he...

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The Last Christmas Before The Divorce

I will never forget the Christmas party where I witnessed a family being torn apart. Everything appeared fun and festive until my friend’s mom asked me to go grab something from the fridge in the garage. When I opened the interior garage door, I saw my friend’s stepdad weeping uncontrollably. He was utterly broken and vulnerable, no longer the...

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