Category Archives: Relationships

Forgiveness is first about God

When I forgive, I bring the matter before the one who is both Judge of all the earth and my faithful and merciful High Priest. No moral neutrality involved here! Continue reading

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Do Christians understand forgiveness?

When people share their stories with me, I find that,

Some have sinned in ways that make them feel beyond the reach of God’s forgiveness. Trapped in a prison of regret and guilt, they’ve lost their joy.
Others have been so badly hurt that they find it hard to forgive. Engulfed in the pain of their past, they don’t know what to do with their hurt and loss. Continue reading

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Formula E429 could change your life!

Think of how many times we could defuse a situation by choosing better words and tones. But don’t miss my WARNING LABEL! Continue reading

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Why marriages don’t last

“Commitment is having a long-term view of the marriage that helps us not get overwhelmed by the problems and challenges day-to-day.” Continue reading

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Love’s grand finale

Those who practice this kind of love minimize conflict because love is anti-rivalry. Continue reading

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7 purposes for marriage

Marriage is God’s gift to humans. It was given to resolve the problem of human loneliness by providing a complimentary companionship. Continue reading

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Dating and Relationship Advice

When couples understand that marriage is not about being in love but an agreement to love; not about feeling loved but truly valuing each other, then they will find the path to deeply meaningful companionship. Continue reading

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