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How to Pray for Your Husband instead of Trying to Change Him

Your husband will not change overnight. And perhaps, he might not change at all.Will you trust God enough to accept that EVEN IF your husband doesnt change, you will still trust that God is in control?A beautiful story in the Bible depicts this even if statement in Daniel 3:8-30 where King Nebuchadnezzar commanded everyone to... Read more

Why (and How) Should We Pray the Names of God?

If youve ever done a Bible study about the names of God, you were likely blessed to discover the wonderful ways our Lord is described throughout the Old and New Testaments. Rich with meaning, the names of God not only point to who He is, they give us a clear picture of what He has... Read more

How to View Sex as Holy, but Without Shame

Something Ive learned over the years is that, despite good intentions, most of our Christian parents didnt do the best job of talking to us about sex.Most of our parents talked to us about being sexually pure from a standpoint of avoiding consequences, rather than the goal being to bring glory to our holy God.Even... Read more

10 Verses and Prayers to Lean on as you Vote

The pressure and tension from this election feels higher than ever. It seems the pressure has gradually each year as well as the emotions that surround the issues on the table. What we have failed to recognize is that every election for all of time has come with the same weighty issues. Every political party wants... Read more

7 Prayers of Compassion to Strengthen Your Pastor

4. Prayer for God to Give Your Pastor Good Health Although pastors care for others, they often dont take care of themselves. PCI reports over 50% of pastors are unhealthy, overweight, and dont exercise.With 84% saying they are on-call 24/7, 75% of pastors feel highly stressed. At 91%, most pastors feel burned out, fatigued, and... Read more

5 Ways to Bring More Joy into Your Marriage

Our world tends to be overly serious. We forget to let ourselves relax and have fun. Think back to the last time you had a really good laugh with a friend or your spouse and how good it made you feel. Its been proven laughter can relieve tension and stress, boost your immune system, release dopamine... Read more

The Seven Seals of Revelation and What They Mean

The book of Revelation can be scary and difficult for most to interpret. Even Bible scholars debate the meaning of many details. So, understanding as a layperson can bring confusion. One thing is sure, the events described by the apostle John, are a picture of the return of Christ and God's judgment on the world.Symbolism... Read more

How Should We Pray for the Presidential Election?

Our country has experienced a lot this year. Not only are we still living through a global pandemic, and seeing racial injustices heightened, but we are also gearing up for one of the most important elections in our lifetime.Politics has always caused division within our country and relationships with others, yet this election year feels... Read more

What Does It Mean to Be Unequally Yoked?

How to Tell If Someone Is Unequally Yoked It is hard to discuss being equally yoked without sounding judgmental. Yet, if we are seeking a life partner, its important that we act wisely and look for a person whose life reflects what is in their heart. Scripture encourages us to be discerning, pure, and blameless... Read more

As a Christian, How Involved Should I Be in Politics?

Catherine Segars Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer There were eight of us gathered around the table for a catered dinner at the house of my husbands boss. The small talk was pleasant and expected. Nothing riveting or even interesting, really. Then out of nowhere, someone mentioned the wall. Not the dining room wall or the wall in the... Read more

5 Powerful Prayers for Anxiety

A Prayer for Hope When You Are Fearful Father,May the presence of fear cause us to pray, When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. (Psalm 56:3) Let fear be an automatic signal to us to remember, There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear  (1 John 4:18).Fear can... Read more

9 Romantic Ways to Get the Quality Time You Need, Even during COVID

Whether you reserve a spot at a campsite or blow up the air mattress and pitch a tent in the yard, camping is one way to appreciate the outdoors with a measure of privacy.If youre at a campsite, bask in Gods creations by observing the wildlife around you, taking a walk in nature at sunset,... Read more

10 Warnings for Christians Who Are Asleep

Both physical and spiritual sleep often takes place in darkness. But 1 Thessalonians 5:5 reminds us, You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness.Still people are drawn to darkness as John 3:19 explains, This is the verdict: Light has come... Read more

A Prayer of Beauty and Grace for Your Ugliest Moments

Sometimes our worst moments are brought on by a mix of emotions we dont know how to express. We might feel justified in feeling these things, which then brings guilt and shame, further paving the way for the perfect storm when our hearts finally show themselves.I had my own perfect storm just last month. It... 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

10 Scriptures Singles Need to Guide Their Dating Decisions

Betsy St. Amant Haddox iBelieve Contributing Writer Dating can often feel like navigating a field dotted with land mines. One false move, and youre in serious trouble! Whether youre naturally a cautious planner or an impulsive thrill-seeker, dating can be exhausting and discouraging. There are many ditches to fall into on both sides of the... Read more

What Does It Mean to Be Sanctified?

Sanctification is a process through which the Holy Spirit changes a person. One of the metaphors used in the Bible to describe the process is that of the potter and the clay. God is the potter, creating each person, imbuing them with breath, personality, and everything that makes him or her unique. He also makes... Read more

10 Scriptures to Pray for Our Nation and Our Leaders

As Christians, we are to live in a fine balance; standing for that which is true while seeking unity amongst ourselves whenever possible, standing firm in the faith whileshowing grace to those who do not, holding our leaders accountable whilepraying for their wisdom and well-being As our nation finds itself in yet another highly divisive... Read more

7 Things to Do When You Know You’ve Made a Mistake

Crystal Caudill iBelieve Contributing Writer The question is not what should we do if we make a mistake, but when we make a mistake. Mistakes are normal, but that doesn't mean we should ignore the issue. Here are seven things to do to restore your life and relationships when you realize you've made a mistake.1.... 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

4 Keys to Loving Someone When They Get Angry

4. Help Them Process and Prepare When my wife and I are about to drive in rush-hour traffic, she will regularly pull me aside before we get into the car and say, Jol, we are about to hit heavy traffic. Prepare yourself. Its going to be ok. It sounds silly, but that little reminder helps... Read more

Do You Struggle with the Sin of Acedia?

For the past five months, my wardrobe consisted of sweatpants, tee shirts, and the occasional ponytail. As a teacher, I decided to try on real clothes a week before school started. I could not believe that over the course of the sabbatical, my clothes decided to shrink themselves! Apparently, the months of summer heat-escaping, Covid-19... Read more

The Revolutionary Meaning of Jesus’ Words “The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me”

"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound" Isaiah 61:1Jesus walked into the synagogue, as... Read more

10 Beautiful Psalms for Autumn & Prayers for a New Season

God is eternally unchanging and faithfulno matter the season, no matter the circumstances. Its early, just after dawn. I plunge my spade into the blackest of soil, and grin as I hear that rowdy rooster from down the lane. He sounds extra energized this morning. Perhaps its the slight nip in the air? I hold... Read more

5 Things Satan Would Love for You to Spend Your Time Doing

Alisha Headley iBelieve Contributing Writer I am not a fan of talking about Satan because I dont believe he deserves the attention. However, the truth is: Satan is real and if we ignore his existence, it's easier for him to enter our lives and work in destructive ways. 1 Corinthians 2:11 says we must know... Read more

What Do We Know about Angels in the Bible?

From the first chapters of Genesis to the closing verses of Revelation, angels play an important role in Scripture and are active throughout the story of Gods people. Angels are powerful, fascinating, and appear in many different ways and in many different situations. We are likely familiar with many of the angels that appear in... Read more

3 Ways Elder and Younger People Should Honor One Another

Elders need those who are younger to lovingly listen, respect, and connect with them. Younger folks need those of us who are older to let go, keep up, and show more of Jesus. My doctor started it. Medical charts don't lie. He knows how old I am. I've tried all of the tricks: Photoshop edits,... Read more

How to Resist These Most Common Lies of Christian Culture

Social media likes to encourage us to rid our lives of toxic people. But as Christians, is it loving and Christ-like to dispose of people because they have issues, are difficult to deal with, or unpleasant to be around? Should Jesus have gotten rid of Judas?Still loving rather than disposing doesnt mean we have to... Read more

What Each Christian Denomination Believes about Women Leaders

The debate about how women should lead within the church has existed since the early days of the church. This topic continues to propel debates on social media and divide denominations. This article does not promote one view over another, but rather serves to give an overview of what several of the largest denominations believe... Read more

“He is not Here for He is Risen How to Find Everyday Hope in an Empty Tomb.

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Matthew 28:6Jesus death and resurrection are not only celebrated at Easter. Long before Jesus walked to the cross, Scripture tells of the hope we find in Him. His resurrection story began in the first notes of... Read more