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How to Live Single in a Marriage-Minded Society

Being a single woman over thirty can often be summed up in two words: borderline insanity! You’re fearful that you’re running out of time to find The One. You’re angry that you are being denied something you feel entitled to. You’re envious of friends who are living out the life you so badly desire. You’re embarrassed by what you perceive...

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7 Ways To Feel Great This Summer
7 Ways To Feel Great This Summer

Looking for a mini-break to add a little relaxation to your summer? Leave the stresses of bathing suit shopping behind and take some time to pamper yourself. Try a few of these easy ideas that work for any body and remember how much fun summer can be. 1. Go play outside. There are so many things to do outside - walk, hike, play Frisbee, play...

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The Obituary of Richard Cory
The Obituary of Richard Cory

There's a line in a Colin Hay song that says, "I'm waiting for my real life to begin." Have you ever felt that way? Sometimes we get so good at being who we're supposed to be, being the person someone else thinks we are, that we lose sight of ourselves altogether.  What do you do when it's time to stop acting? Take the next step: Restore...

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Learning to Love the Girl in the Mirror
Learning to Love the Girl in the Mirror

I lost my dad to suicide at the age of five. Shortly after that a family member started sexually abusing me. Several years later I lost my step dad to a horrible fire that destroyed our home. We were left with nothing except for haunting memories.  Later, I turned to drinking to ease the pain that tormented me day in and day out and also developed...

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Speak Up
Speak Up

This past week I have been, quite literally, voiceless. A bad case of tonsillitis left me with little more than a whisper.  It’s been a very quiet week.  Today I still don’t have my voice back but I’m feeling just a bit better and I started to notice the changes in my behavior.  I realized  I’ve been stepping back. I did not attempt...

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Beyond Beautiful
Beyond Beautiful

Amidst the hectic schedule of college life, Emma tries to persuade Charlie to go on a blind date with her new friend. As you watch the video, consider which of the two friends Emma would actually be pleased with, and why. What does this video have to say about our own words and actions? What does hypocrisy of what we say and what we do speak into...

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Are You a Good Tease?
Are You a Good Tease?

If someone teases you and you are hurt by it who is at fault? Is it your fault for “not being able to laugh at yourself” or for “always taking things too seriously”? Or is it the fault of the teaser? Have they tried to be funny and only succeeded in being mean.  Is saying “I didn’t mean it like that” enough to take the sting away? As...

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Heart Problems: A Dad Shaped Hole
Heart Problems: A Dad Shaped Hole

Not every girl gets to be Daddy's little girl. Many are missing the father-daughter relationship that is so essential for any child to have. The following excerpt is from H. Norman Wright's A Dad-Shaped Hole in My Heart. Dads, see for yourself and learn how to help heal that 'dad-shaped hole' in your daughter's heart. Daughters or even sons, consider...

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