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A Prayer for Resolving Conflict with Your Adult Children

Lets be honest, communication is a hard skill to master.Add conflict into the mix and communication becomes all the more difficult. Still, as Christians we are called to express love for one another. In the face of conflict, we should have two goals in mind: reconciliation and forgiveness. Only then can we resolve conflict. And... Read more

Why Do People Choose to Hurt Themselves?

Throughout my life, Ive encountered this question a number of timesin a soft tone, as if to not be overheard:Why do people choose to hurt themselves?The question is asked with genuine curiosity, yet there is an underlying discomfort and confusion. Topics such as self-harm and suicide are taboo in todays cultureso taboo that those who... Read more

7 Ways You Can Pray for Someone Today

Why Christians Pray for Others This is the confidence we have before him: If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. (1 John 5:14)Prayer is a link between us and God. The Bible lets us know that those God deems righteous can confidently approach him in prayer, knowing with certainty that their prayers... Read more

10 Hymns and Songs for Trusting God in the Midst of Grief

As I heard during a church service recently, All loss is loss. The guest pastor stood on stage speaking about the recent and sudden death of his wife. One hour she was alive and fine, the next he was rushing home.He spoke bravely and confidently, as he affirmed the congregation, All loss is loss.There are... Read more

5 Powerful Prayers for Better Days Ahead

Aaron Brown GodTube Contributing Author For many, this year began with resolutions, dreams, plans, and ambitions. And presently, for many, these hopes have become lost, abandoned, and thrown away. The replacements? Grief, disappointment, and frustration.One defining quality of the Christian life is prayer. Whether life is full of joy, or full of suffering, we are... Read more

5 Biblical Warning Signs of a Self Righteous Christian

The word righteous feels like a very weighty term, often used without a very clear meaning. One wordly definition for righteous denotes acting in an upright and moral fashion. How those morals are defined depends on the person being described.Thus, the definition feels very subjective, dependent on the person and what they believe.When someones beliefs... Read more

5 Prayers for Peace in the Family

No one chooses the family they are born into. The relationships we form with our family, especially in childhood, have the potential to leave an indelible mark for the rest of our natural lives.As often depicted in the Bible, but without name, the nuclear family consists of two married people with dependent children. Contradictory to... Read more

How to Believe “Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is Freedom”

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17Hearing the word freedom is like hearing the words love or interesting. At face-value these words are vague and can often mean anything. For some, the idea of freedom may embody an end to slavery, a... Read more

3 Reasons Why “For the Lack of Guidance a Nation Falls”

For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.  Proverbs 11:14By all appearances politics has taken over mainstream life. Hearing the news has become for many as essential as breathing air. Others find hearing the news unavoidable. Sports games, video games, food, everything has become politicized.A fear permeates the air that... Read more

7 Things Every Father Should Be Talking about with His Sons These Days

3. Leadership Men of the older generation were all about being the head of the house. Yet, being a leader doesnt mean disqualifying your partners thoughts and feelings. There has to be compromise somewhere. And when a man leads, where is he leading his followers? God wants us to remain focused on him at all times.... Read more

How to “Resist the Devil” When You Find Yourself Alone

Everyone suffers, whether from their own sinfulness, or actions from the enemy, the devil. The story of Job is about a righteous man with plentiful faith and earthly possessions. God allowed the devil to strip him of everything, and even make him sick. For a while, Job suffered and the help he received from his... Read more

Where Does the Phrase “for Everything There Is a Season” Come From?

How Should We Move Through the Seasons? There is a literal and metaphorical message in the idea of seasons. The literal idea is that the four seasons demarcate specific times of the year where physical changes in nature occur. Every season, winter, spring, summer, fall, all convey specific images.Animals migrate depending on the season. Leaves... Read more

What Did David Mean by As Far as the East Is from the West?

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,so great is his faithful lovetoward those who fear him.As far as the east is from the west,so far has he removedour transgressions from us.As a father has compassion on his children,so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.For he knows what we are... Read more

5 Rules of Life Most Parents Don’t Teach Their Children (and How to Be the Exception)

Aaron Brown GodTube Contributing Author Children make us laugh, cry, smile. They have the power to bring us joy or heartache. We do a lot for them, and they in turn do a lot for us. Parents have the delicate tasks of teaching their children how to undertake lives full of faith, hope, and love.Iron sharpens... Read more

How to Love an Invisible God

4. Give Thanks Dont you just love to hear the phrase, Thank you? Imagine how God feels hearing our appreciation for His many blessings in life.Therefore I will give thanks to you among the nations, Lord; I will sing praises about your name. (Psalm 18:49)Showing appreciation to God is like a child showing appreciation to... Read more

How to Find Your Way Out of Relationship Dysfunction

6. Be Gentle This was an important lesson I learned this year when striving to improve my communication. Gentleness can turn an argument into a casual conversation.Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, is not boastful, is not arrogant, is not rude, is not self-seeking, is not irritable, and does not keep... Read more

10 Problems of the Heart That Leave You Feeling Stuck

I will admit, I struggle with anger. Not so much now as I did in childhood, but the wrong word at the wrong time can leave me highly upset. Ive learned to walk away, but walking away doesnt erase the anger felt on the inside.Be angry and do not sin. Dont let the sun go... Read more