Love isn’t just about doing nice things for others, but it’s about choosing to not do things that can damage our relationships. When others hurt us and offend us, we’re called to respond with a love that reflects God’s love for us.
In a divisive world, love can feel like a battlefield, making our relationships (and social media) difficult to navigate. But in the Bible, Paul shows us how we can choose to love others in ways that will transform our relationships and world.
In the past few weeks, we have heard a lot about social distancing as businesses and schools have shut down. But social distancing does not mean social disconnection. We can connect with those closest to us and take intentional steps toward building stronger families, stronger friendships, and stronger homes. Join us online this weekend as [...]
After you say, “I do,” you go on an adventure of a lifetime to start your happily ever after. And sometimes, it isn’t quite what you expected. But if you make the choice to follow through with the promise of “I do,” marriage can be a beautiful gift that brings so much joy and love. [...]
Commitment. Marriage. “I do.” These are scary words for a lot of us. They might bring up the pain of past failed relationships or our parents’ failed marriages. Marriage may seem like a big risk, but God designed it to be a big gift. To fully experience this gift, there are a few steps we [...]
All of us have experienced some type of hurt or betrayal. Some of us have experienced pain in the past, and some of us are experiencing it right now. When our pain becomes too much to handle, we try to ignore it or run from it. But refusing to work through the hurt and pain [...]
When we feel unsatisfied in our relationships or in our careers, we tend to start placing the blame on the people around us, creating conflict in our homes and workplaces. We think life would be better if the people and circumstances in our lives changed. But dissatisfaction and conflict are not the result of other [...]
Most of us learned about sex from our parents or our friends. No matter where we first learned about it, one thing is for certain: our culture has influenced our thinking about sex. Our culture has a casual view of sex and insists that we should do what makes us happy or what feels good. [...]
When asked about parenting, most parents will talk about the sleepless nights, the inability to have alone time, and the temper tantrums. But parenting is much more than surviving the different seasons. Parenting is about making sacrifices. Parenting is about leading by example. Parenting is our mission field. And once we choose to lead our [...]
Oftentimes, we avoid conflict because it can be difficult and scary. We see conflict as a sign of weakness in our relationships. However, we cannot avoid it, and it is not a sign of weakness. Conflict can actually be a good thing. Resolving conflict in a healthy way can help us build meaningful relationships that [...]