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How to Stop Going to Food Instead of God

When I meditate on the connection between my physical body and my spiritual health, my food obsession suddenly loses its luster. I see it as bondage, keeping me from the relationship with God I so desire.

Budget Boosters: 5 smart ways to manage your money

Even for families with a moderate household income, keeping expenses down and managing a budget can feel like a job all on its own. If you’re working to get your family’s finances under tighter control, consider these ideas to help curb spending and create new cash flow.

How to Stay Strong in Disappointment

Wouldn't it be nice if life consisted only of pleasant surprises, not the disappointing ones?  Yet therein lies the true test of faith.
How do you not only HANDLE real disappointments in life, but stay STRONG through them?

8 Reasons Why a Boring Marriage is Beautiful

If we’re in a boring marriage, the how-to’s and quick tips come quickly in an effort to shake things up. But is it really a sign of a problem? Should we be worried if we think our marriage is boring? Maybe boring marriages aren't such a bad thing.

Maybe a boring marriage is the sign of a beautiful marriage. Here are 8 reasons you might not have considered for why a boring marriage is beautiful.

No, Your Child’s Bad Choice Does Not Make You a Bad Mom

I had this nifty little equation cemented in my mind. It went like this: crying baby = bad mom.  Well, at least one of my children has misbehaved or made foolish choices. I guess that puts me in bold contention for worst mom of the year. Or decade.

Or does it?

How to Not Be Bitter in Life - 7 Ways to Overcome Resentment

When given a chance, bitterness grows like weeds in a garden. When turned inward it turns into depression. When it’s turned outward it becomes rage. Both directions lead to rotten and distasteful fruit in the wake of one’s life. 

Rid yourself of this weed!  Here are seven ways to overcome bitterness in your life...

Trusting God With Your Child

For those parents struggling to know whether to send their children to public school or home-school - you're not alone.  Here's one parent's candid skirmish with God on what to do - and His surprising response!

Weight Loss and Aging

It is sadly true that the older you get, the easier it is to gain weight unintentionally—and the harder it is to lose that weight.  But here’s the good news: It’s still possible to lose weight and keep it off at any age.

Here's how...

Biblical Perspective on Bankruptcy

Sadly, for all kinds of reasons, people are declaring bankruptcy in record numbers. How does Scripture address this complicated and stressful issue?

33 Verses about Fear and Anxiety to Remind Us: God is in Control

Worry, anxiety, fear…can overwhelm us with a thick shadow of darkness, controlling our every move and decision.  But reading over these passages, they replaced the other things in my mind that I’d battled against.

Learn them, and let them reduce or remove your fear!

Keeping Up with the Joneses

One of the paradoxically dumb things we do is to destroy our finances by buying garbage we can’t afford to make ourselves appear wealthy.

Letter to a New Bride

You can’t possibly know the scars or the joys that will be etched upon your heart these next ten years. You might face pain and trials like you’ve never experienced before. Anything could happen, and everything could change...

Should Christians Take Medication for Mental Illness?

The Christian community is somewhat divided on the issue of taking medicine for mental health issues. There is even division over whether “mental health issues” are even biblical. Yet the Bible seems to present a balanced view of both medical and spiritual approaches.

5 Things a Wife Needs (But Doesn’t Know How to Ask For)

There are numerous things wives need from their husbands, but they don’t know how to articulate them, or they fear the question will bring tension.   More than 200 women were recently asked: What is something you need from your husband, but you don’t know how to ask him for it? 

Here are the top five responses...

Fun, Healthy Lunchbox Ideas

The daily routine of packing foods for lunchtime may seem boring, but the food inside those lunchboxes doesn't have to be. Consider your students' personality when planning school lunches.

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