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The Importance of Confession

openness and brokenness in marriage
The enemy will do all he can to keep us from being open with our spouse about our sexual failures. Satan will convince us that confessing them will only bring hurt and confusion, that God has already forgiven us, and that it’s a sin of the past that has been dealt with.

From Ashes to Beauty

how God is transforming a marriage and family
Did you know there is a gift more costly than platinum and diamonds, and yet everyone can afford to give it? In time, it will cost the giver far more if it is not given. This gift makes us rich in relationships and causes us to feel deeply loved.

Stand Alone for Truth

upholding righteousness for the glory of God
As a believer, it is likely that some time during your life you will be challenged to stand alone—to be in a situation that forces you to decide if you will obey God or “follow the crowd.” Your decision will either glorify God or give the enemies of God an opportunity to

Discouragement

defined and described
All of us deal with discouragement in one form or another, throughout our lives. “Discouragement” covers a broad range of concepts.

The Common Traits of Organizers

learn about the characteristics of those with the spiritual gift of organizing
Following are some traits commonly observed in those who have the motivational spiritual gift of organizing. These traits can be used to benefit others, or they can be misused and cause discord in the Body of Christ.

Basic Needs of Today’s Youth

equipping parents to love their teenagers
Many parents and their children, especially their teenagers, are angry, frustrated, confused, and hopeless. Youth often ask, “Why don’t you trust me?” Actually, the issue is not so much a lack of trust, but rather a lack of understanding.

The Progression of Moral Impurity

nine steps that lead to bondage
Moral freedom is not the right to do what we want, but the power to do what we ought. Moral impurity develops when one violates his conscience and does not resolve the guilt he feels because of his sin.

A woman shares some of the benefits she experienced because God allowed her to suffer with the challenges of loneliness.

Common Excuses for Not Asking for Forgiveness

avoiding God’s command to be reconciled
Sometimes when God asks us to do something, instead of obeying, we try to rationalize away the need to take action. With seeking forgiveness, our pride can get in the way, because asking for forgiveness requires us to humble ourselves before those we have offended.

Our Choices Affect Our Children

moral purity provides protection
When Satan binds a father through hidden sin, he is free to enter the lives of each family member to torment them. Struggles in a child’s life such as rebellion, lying, fears, moral failures, and other problems are often a direct result of hidden sins in the father’s life.

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