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  • by Anonymous Author
A child is truly blessed if he or she can grow up in an environment that is secure, healthy and emotionally stable. It’s ideal if a child is raised by warm, loving and God-fearing parents.
  • by Anonymous Author
Writing this article—recalling all the memories—is almost too much for me to bear. But I’ve decided to write it, hoping and praying that it will help someone else whose heart is breaking from a family tragedy. I’ll share my story and some of the lessons I’ve learned. I want you to know how God has been healing my heart. If you need healing, He is there for you too.
  • by Anonymous Author
I’m writing this in 2012 at age 36. In a way, I feel I’ve lived a hundred years, years filled with some good stuff and a lot of bad stuff. In another way, I’m a “newborn babe” excitedly learning the “pure milk” of God’s Word (1 Peter 2:2).
  • by Larry Walker, Glen White
In the previous two installments of this series, we identified and described the symptoms of alcoholism. Alcoholism is so widespread that most of us know someone afflicted with the problem.
  • by Anonymous Author
As a retired person without a job and without hobbies, and living in one of the affluent nations of the western world, I had gradually developed a psychological addiction—an obsession for shopping.
  • by Larry Walker
The Twelve Step program has a largely successful track record for recovery from alcoholism. The principles of this program have also been incorporated for recovery from other forms of addiction, such as Narcotics Anonymous for drug addictions. This success is due in large part to the fact that all twelve steps reflect biblical principles. This article will document how A.A.'s 12 steps correlate...
  • by Melvin Rhodes
The two issues that have most divided churches since the social revolution of the 1960’s have been the role of women and changing attitudes toward homosexuality (frequently referred to as same-sex attraction). Changes in secular western nations have led to demands for change in the church in both of these areas. More important is what changes God would have us make.
  • by Don Hooser
It’s important for everyone to truly understand this subject. It’s especially important if you are experiencing SSA or someone you love is experiencing it. This article uses our own church history to clarify many aspects of this subject. Today, we feel very ashamed of our general lack of understanding, sensitivity and love 50+ years ago. Since then, we have had dramatic growth in our...
  • by Sarah Blackston
Being dependent on another person for your emotional well-being isn't a healthy way to live.
  • by Elissa Kroeger
Having a parent or loved one with schizophrenia or other mental illnesses presents unique challenges.