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How to Set Yourself Up for a Great Marriage

Betsy de Cruz Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer Friends of ours love to tell the story of how they got married just two weeks after they met and actually survived to tell about it. By Gods grace, theyve stayed married over 50 years, but my friend says, I wouldnt recommend it to anyone. It was a nightmare,... Read more

A Powerful 7-Step Plan to Reclaim Your Joy

What Is Biblical Joy? Jesus wanted his followers to be people of joy. Right before His arrest, after he taught the disciples about the importance of abiding in Him, he said:These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.  John 15:11We have a... Read more

Are You in a Dark Night of the Soul?

Betsy de Cruz Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer During dark seasons, Ive wondered if God was actually there. Even if He was there, I couldnt sense His presence clearly in my life. When it felt like my prayers hit the ceiling and bounced back down to me unanswered, how could I know for sure God was really... Read more

A Prayer for Those Still Waiting to Be Mothers

Betsy de Cruz Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer I remember when I first learned that Mother's Day can be the most painful date on the calendar for those still waiting to be mothers. A dear friend who had waited years to become pregnant received the devastating news that her baby had died in utero. When I visited... Read more

5 Communication Mistakes That Lead Children to Rebel

Betsy de Cruz Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer When my son made his arrival into this world 22 years ago, the fact that he was screaming his tiny lungs out pointed to future challenges. I hugged my little miracle in my arms, but I couldnt get him to stop crying. In the days to follow, hed cry,... Read more