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Danny and Annie's Love Story

“I could write on and on about her.... In my mind, in my heart, there has never been, there is not now, and never will be, another Annie.” If you're anything like me, walking through the grocery store checkout can be depressing. It seems like every day some artist I look up to (or at least up at) is getting a divorce or having an affair....

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What Angelina, Bono, and the Pope Have in Common
What Angelina, Bono, and the Pope Have in Common

Google and the Google logo are registered trademarks of Google Inc., used with permission. The world has a lot to say about the poor. Take a stroll down the roughest part of your local city center: what do you feel? Discomfort? Guilt? Indifference? Do you avoid eye contact with the homeless, with drug dealers, with street children, with prostitutes?...

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How To Have A Great Marriage
How To Have A Great Marriage

Haven’t we all fantasized about the great skills and qualities our “Mr.” or “Ms. Right” will have in their repertoire? Everyone wants a marriage that lasts a lifetime.  With divorce rates high, even among Christians, how do you build a relationship that goes the distance? Not surprisingly, it all starts with the person you choose to...

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Loving Our Fathers
Loving Our Fathers

The word ‘father’ ignites strong feelings in all of us. If we’re lucky, it’s a feeling of fondness: warmth, security, provision, and strength. For some there are feelings of abandonment, hurt, oppression, or anger. Neil Josephson, the National Director for FamilyLife, has a message for all of us this Father’s Day: “If we’re going...

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Real Sex is Not Like the Movies
Real Sex is Not Like the Movies

Call me naive, but when I got married, I did not know much about sex. I grew up in a conservative church where we were taught that sex was reserved for marriage only. I believed that (and still believe the best sex is within marriage), so I tried not to think about it. Idecided I’d keep my virginity until I got married. Actually, I was pretty afraid...

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What Is God’s Love Like?
What Is God’s Love Like?

July 6, 2008 - that was the day Michael popped into my eHarmony inbox.  You have a match waiting for you.  If you’ve ever been on eHarmony, or any dating website, then you know that those words are enough to fill you with hope and dread all at the same time. Before I tell you what happened next, I should rewind a little. In July 2008, I was...

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Anger: Definitive vs Distorted
Anger: Definitive vs Distorted

I will apologize for doing something I believe is wrong. It’s a great start however this is problematic if I didn’t see anything wrong with my action but my spouse does. Or vice versa. Has that happened to anyone? We learned a few principles to help sort this out at an anger workshop lead by Dr Gary Chapman. The purpose of anger First thing...

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Valentine, How Do I Love Thee?
Valentine, How Do I Love Thee?

Valentine's Day brings sweet expressions of romance. "I love you" fills telephone lines, mailboxes, airwaves, personal ads and cybertraffic. The price of flowers mysteriously rises in February. How do you say, "I love you"? Maybe a kind greeting in the morning or a phone call midday? A nice lunch or dinner can convey the feeling. So can a surprise...

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