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Have you ever been feeling down and unsure of the cause? Does something on the inside not feel right? On the surface, everything seems to be fine, but underneath, you have no peace? Daily we see or hear news of someone who unknowingly, or sometimes outwardly, has been living in a state of depression, succumb to illness. However, as believers, even when depression is at its heaviest, we never have to feel that we are...

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Dear Sis, This letter was written with you in mind.  It couldn’t wait either, because it’s important and you’re important. We know it can be tempting to believe that “mean girls” voice in our heads.  She lies to us about our worth, saying we’re not good enough. That voice says that we’re unlovable. We side with her more often than not, and we’ve lost connection with our truest self as a result of her constant...

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It is important to understand that we all have had experiences that have shaped us into who we are as men and women. Some of these life experiences may have negatively impacted us — and we now risk the probability of bringing various dysfunction into our current and future relationships. An issue that many of us struggle with today is trauma as a result of fatherlessness. Specifically for males, when there is no clear role...

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In the past year, I have been afforded the opportunity to attend a few events and conferences marketed to Christian millennials. I always enjoy being in a room full of like-minded, fly, and spirit – filled people. There is something special when we get together to worship God, learn, and talk about our plans for success. Whenever the time comes for us to exchange information to keep in touch, we usually ask… what’s your Instagram...

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Let’s be honest with ourselves: We like when someone gives a compliment or thumbs up on what you’re doing, saying, wearing … (especially when it’s a new style you’re trying). We all love compliments, recognition, and affirmation. So, sometimes in life, we seek out approval and validation from others (and it’s hard to admit that). We search to be validated by our loved ones, without realizing that we may lose sight of God’s acceptance of...

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We often treat premarital counseling like a college course — we sign up, take notes, complete the course, and unconsciously give ourselves a “passing grade” based upon how much information we retained. We leave with a mental study guide — a repertoire of strategies — ready to graduate us from engagement and move us on to becoming marriage masters. But the real test comes after we boldly proclaim the words, “I do.”  As I approach...

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You may be looking at the title of this article and thinking, how wouldn’t I be able to recognize if I needed healing? Or you could be looking at this title and thinking, Oh Lord, I have to deal with the pain I’ve tried burying this whole time.  In either case, it is a very real thing to live every day with deep pain in your heart — and not know it. Some have lived in pain, trauma...

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Friends, family, co-heirs with Christ: You don’t need to hear it from us. You already know that mental bondage plagues our generation. If you’re one of those that needs hard, solid facts, we got you, boo boo: According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. … affecting 18% of the population every year, and major depressive disorder affects almost 7% of the U.S....

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Friends, we live in the 21st century. Addiction is marking our generation, but it’s sneakier than ever. Addiction, of course, comes in many forms: alcoholism, drug abuse, self mutilation, pornography … But, the devil is the father of lies. He is the ultimate deceiver, and he is deceiving this generation to believe we are not struggling with addiction if we don’t suffer from one of the above. Your addiction, though, might be to Instagram (do...

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Anybody remember high school? Anybody remember it being kind of tough? Yeah … us, too. A lot of us got through the drudgery by envisioning what our lives would be like at 25, and 30, and beyond. By 25, we dream of having our college degrees, studying abroad, dating our soon-to-be-spouse, and working in a fulfilling, well-paying job. If you’re anything like us, maybe your life isn’t going as planned. Maybe some of those dreams...