Remember that prayer happens when we become conscious that God is with us. Prayer does not necessarily even need words. We can wait on God in prayer. We can be "Still and know" (Psalm 46:10) that he is God. Or we can "shout for joy". There is no correct ritual, or one way of praying. Martin Luther King (1929-1968) said "To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing." Prayer is where we grow in our relationship with God. There are many different ways to pray. Here are some ideas:Read More
There are four common causes of problem debt. They're somewhat overlapping, and they're shared by all kinds of people, regardless of race, religion, social status, and so on. In other words, you may see yourself in more than one category.Read More
Churchill's speech lasted less than two minutes-but it drew a standing ovation and has inspired decades of men and women ever since. What he said is the best advice you can receive when it comes to winning back your husband. Never give up!Read More
Stepfamilies, sometimes called blended families, are unique in many ways. Unfortunately, the "Brady Bunch" disguised most of those differences and gave America an artificial security about stepfamily life. If you watched that show you probably assume stepfamilies are just like biological families. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here are just a few factors for single parents to consider before stepping into a stepfamily.Read More
He was so cute, fun, energetic and just plain crazy - all the requirements of someone who I am attracted to.
We met at a Christian dance on New Year's Eve. We became inseparable. We spent the next month glued at the hip. I had not been looking for anyone in my life; he just appeared.Read More
Birds chirped outside the window in the branches of the flowering locust tree. Spring hung in the air but not in my heart. I sat in the second row of the classroom watching my oldest daughter.Read More
A person stuck in an unpleasant marriage faces only two options: stay married and miserable, or get divorced and become happy. Sound logical? Well, reality differs.
Divorce often creates additional problems and pain that had formerly not existed, such as child custody, support payments, and heartbreak.Read More
Everyone knows someone who is going through a difficult time in life - a divorce, a death, a child in trouble. Here, you'll find many valuable resources to help you become a more compassionate and caring friend to those in need.Read More
A drink or two now and then may seem harmless. But for more than 10 percent of people in the United States, drinking becomes alcohol abuse. Each of those alcoholics directly affects the lives of six other people, especially the ones they love.Read More
Not everyone who sees porn will become addicted to it. Some will just come away with toxic ideas about women, sex, marriage and children. That kind of damage is bad enough. And porn isn't the only ingredient in addiction.Read More
The two major drives that underlie the addictive process, excitement seeking and tension reduction, are often "set off" by a particular starting stimulus. We can call this the "trigger mechanism" for the addiction. It is the emotion or occurrence that starts a given cycle of addictive behaviour.Read More