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10 Great Ways Wives Can Serve Their Husbands (Yes, Serve!)

As women, we like to be noticed by our husbands. We appreciate being told how nice we look or what a good job weve done with a project. But our men need noticing too. They need us to see how hard they work, how valuable they are, and how they are making an impact on... Read more

What Is a Prayer Closet and Do I Need One?

Has your prayer life ever felt like a wrestling match? Interruptions from kids, drifting off in sleep, distracted with your long list of to-dos. A thousand invisible enemies seem to fill the air the minute we sit down and pray.Or perhaps our ordinary lives full of busyness, create us to live a prayer life of... Read more

4 Hard Conversations You Need to Have before You Say “I Do”

4. How will we handle extended family? When two people come together, they are bringing with them a lifetime of culture, traditions, and ways of life. For example, one person may come from a loud, large, and emotive family accustomed to high-energy dinners and vacations. Their partner might have been raised in a quiet, calm... Read more

20 Bible Verses That Teach Us about God’s Blessing

Jesus teaches on blessings that dont always sound like blessings, but they are tied to heavenly rewards!9. Matthew 5:2-12 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.Blessed are those who hunger and thirst... Read more

A Prayer for a Spouse Who Wont Communicate

Dear Lord,We feel defeated. Tired of striving for perfection, in ourselves and our marriages. Marriage is hard, help us remember the gift it can also be. The conflicts and communication problems are overwhelming.  May they be an invitation into a deeper connection, a thriving marriage.It is easy to put others on pedestals, especially our spouses.... Read more

A Prayer of Courage for Greater Honesty with Your Spouse

Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. (Colossians 3:9-10)There are those who find it easy to be brutally honest (sometimes too honest) with their spouses, and have... Read more

The Other Side of Faith – Warrior Mom Wisdom – Week of July 7

The Other Side of FaithDuring the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. Its a ghost, they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them, Take courage! It is I. Dont be... Read more

Who Is My Neighbor? How Jesus Calls Out Passivity

From the time I could speak, I watched Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. One of my first sentences was, Hi neighbor. Much of my childhood was spent visiting my neighbors on my street. I had a very concrete idea of who my neighbors were until I began to really study Scripture.When asked what the greatest commandment is,... Read more

Honor in a Real Marriage (1 Peter 3:1-7) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

04 Jul Honor in a Real Marriage (1 Peter 3:1-7) Sermon Notes 1988 1st date (age 17). 1992 married (age 21). 1996 planted church (age 25) Today faithfully married 28 years in August, Sept/Oct turn 50, 5 kids Real Marriage book tour & media (Barbara Walters, Dr. Drew, Piers Morgan, Fox Friends) Marriage Today/XO Real... Read more

5 Amazing Ways to Throw Satan off His Game with Worship

The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak, Jesus said, in Matthew 26:41. Of course youre willing to worship...we all are. Otherwise, whats the point of being a Christian? Fire insurance? We praise and worship the Lord because we love Him and because He loved us first. But dont stop there. Be willing in... Read more

10 Prayers for Finding your Purpose

Alisha Headley iBelieve Contributing Writer Sometimes we can be so busy with our lives that we forget the more meaningful purpose behind it all. God has shaped and prepared us to play a unique role in each step of our story. The reason we are here on this earth is for so much more than... Read more

Where Is God in a Broken Marriage?

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. (Psalm 46:1-3)Theres a lot to be afraid of when you find yourself in a broken marriage. Financial fears. Custody fears.... Read more

7 Ways to Know That God Is Right Next to You

3. Believe He is Near Too often we dont feel like God is near. Yet, God wants our faith that He is who His Word says He is and He will do what He promisesregardless of what our feelings and emotions tell us. Scripture says the "righteous shall live by faith" (Romans 1:17) and "without... Read more

Vintage Jesus Lecture Notes | Real Faith

16 Jun Vintage Jesus Lecture Notes Posted at 17:35h in Blog by Mark Driscoll WEEK #1 NOTES: HOW DID PEOPLE KNOW JESUS WAS COMING? WEEK #2 NOTES: IS JESUS THE ONE TRUE GOD? WEEK #3 NOTES: HOW HUMAN WAS JESUS? WEEK #4 NOTES: WHAT WAS THE SECRET TO JESUS’ SUCCESS? WEEK #5 NOTES: WAS JESUS’... Read more

You Can Be Healthy in a Sick World!:1 Peter 1:23-2:12 (Fathers Day) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

18 Jun You Can Be Healthy in a Sick World!:1 Peter 1:23-2:12 (Fathers Day) Sermon Notes Nutrition & my experience Pastor Jimmy show me your diet Ill predict illness Scripture Makes You Healthy 1 Peter 1:23-2:3 you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of... Read more

Jesus, Authority, Justice, and Slavery (1 Peter 2:13-25) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

28 Jun Jesus, Authority, Justice, and Slavery (1 Peter 2:13-25) Sermon Notes Our Perfect God Works Through Imperfect Authority 1 Peter 2:13Be subject for the Lords sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, 14or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise... Read more

4 OPTIONS WHEN THE CULTURE MOCKS AND OPPOSES YOUR FAITH: A Study in 1 Peter | Pastor Mark Driscoll

01 Jul 4 OPTIONS WHEN THE CULTURE MOCKS AND OPPOSES YOUR FAITH: A Study in 1 Peter Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Like so many college students who are weary of being mocked by their professors for being Bible-believing Christians and getting their grades reduced, husbands who are mocked by their... Read more

7 Things You Need to Know When Talking with Difficult People

Most of us dont like to be taught or corrected. This can prick our pride and fear of rejection. Plus, many of us, as well as our opponents, readily see our flaws and strive desperately to hide them from others. Confrontation can make us feel exposed, and, if we dont fully understand grace, condemned. When... Read more

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

Day of the Christian Martyr remembers thousands killed for their faith

Release International is marking Day of the Christian Martyr today, 29 June, to remember those killed for their faith.  The charity, which supports persecuted Christians in dozens of countries, estimates that some 4,000 Christians die each year for their faith - 11 every day.  "Each year, churches around the world remember the deaths of the... Read more

Why We Need to Talk about Shame

The world feels darker today than it has in a long time. The circumstances surrounding racism and a global pandemic are unearthing some fundamental things we need to address. Truth is under attack and without it, justice cannot be found. How do we move towards consistent, positive change? How do we find truth in the... Read more

Hard Times & Healthcare: Is There a Reliable Faith-Based Option?

Hard Times & Healthcare: Is There a Reliable Faith-Based Option? These times aren't easy. While many continue to lose jobs and employer-based healthcare during the ongoing pandemic, the need for affordable and accessible healthcare has never been greater. How can you maintain your access to healthcare when you or someone in your family... Read more

Will God Tell Me if He Doesnt Want Me Dating Someone?

Have you ever wished you could open the Bible and see a direct answer to your dating questions? Does God want me to date this person? The Bible is living and active, and completely sufficient for everything we need to live our lives as followers of Christ. However, some answers dont come first without a... Read more