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Whose Fault Is it that Im Angry? The Answer Might Surprise You

The Other Person Has Responsibilityfor Their Actions, and for Acknowledging Your Feelings Before I learned about emotions, I often blamed my husband for itand then wed argue about whether my anger was justified. But arguing about my anger distracted us from a much more important question.Its this: how could my husband and I work together... Read more

Who Was the Witch of Endor?

As Halloween approaches, we may hear a lot about how the Bible talks against the use of witchcraft or consulting people who practice such arts (such as divination, tarot cards, etc.). But many people may not know that the Bible contains instances of sorcerers or witches.The one well meet today appears in the Old Testament... Read more

6 Beautiful Psalms to Encourage You in Your Daily Life

Many of us have learned how to cope with lifes big momentsthe mountains and the valleys, the times of wild bliss, and those dark periods of anguish and turmoil. But what about regular daily life, the day-to-day grind that can feel at times monotonous or even meaningless? On occasion, we all experience seasons when daily... 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 of Intercession for Your Spouse’s Health

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time... 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 I Learned How to Treat My Privilege with Humility

I was in first grade when I first saw posters for the upcoming election in Apartheid South Africa. The year was 1983, and I remember asking my Mom who shed be voting for.In the few minutes we had before school drop-off, she explained shed be spoiling her vote in protest: it wasnt right to only... Read more

7 Burning Questions about the Lake of Fire Answered

Revelation 19:20 states that the beast and the false prophet will be cast in the lake of fire. The beast in Revelation alternately refers to an evil empire and the person who leads said empire, perhaps the Antichrist. The beast cast in the lake of fire is presumably this person.The false prophet in Revelation stands alongside... Read more

10 Bible Verses Everybody Gets Wrong

Kathy Howard Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer The Bible is the most important book ever written. The one true God chose to reveal Himself to us through the written word. Amazing and humbling! Yet sometimes we get it wrong. We misunderstand or misapply the truth God has given us. Although there are countless causes, through my experience... Read more

9 Steps to Restoring Trust in a Troubled Marriage

The Bible has a lot to say about marriage, and even more to say about trusting the Lord. Perhaps one of the best ways to rebuild trust in a troubled marriage is to focus more on our trust in God, and less on the actions, sin, and betrayals of our spouse. It is better to... Read more

How to Trust God When Things Are Falling Apart

How do I trust God when it seems He didnt come through? Have you ever asked this question? Life is tough and unpredictable and rarely happens the way we plan so its likely youve prayed for something you didnt receive or asked God to change something that painfully remained the same. After believing in faith... 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

How Should Christians Talk to Their Kids about LGBTQ Issues?

1. Talk to your kids about TRUTH. We live in a culture that denies truth. The world says that what is true for you isnt necessarily true for me. The worlds truth is subjective. Thats fine as long as were talking about the best burger joint or who was the greatest hitter in baseball history.... 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

4 Things God Is Doing in the Silence

Silence can be awkward in certain settings especially in a social gathering. But as believers, silence can also be a gift. A moment of stillness and silence can bring the gentle whispers of God’s voice to speak to the things concerning our hearts.Our silence propels us to remember how the God we serve is near... Read more

6 Reasons to Trust the Clay of Your Troubles in the Potters Hands

Sooner or later, well have trouble in life.We may find ourselves out of work and financially strapped. We may become depressed about a rough patch in our marriage or an end to one. We may lose someone we love and our hearts are crushed.But God doesnt leave us during difficult times. He doesnt forsake us... Read more

5 Ways You’re Making Conflict in Your Marriage Harder for Yourself 

On the flipside, when you constantly remind yourself that hes never going to listen, never going to change, then youre anticipating more fights. And when they come, you tend to pack a mean Aha, I knew I was right! punch. You start slinging fists because you were right about him dropping the ball.If you revel... Read more

10 Books of the Bible Christians Don’t Read Enough

Alisha Headley iBelieve Contributing Writer Growing up, I always considered the Bible to be rather boring. Parts of it intrigued me as I learned the most popular stories: Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Ark. And then of course fast forward to the New testament where we learn that Jesus was born... Read more

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

How to Seek and Find God When Life Keeps You Busy

Although this time during quarantine has freed up time in some ways since many events, gatherings, and usual activities have been cancelled or postponed, in other ways life has seemed to keep up with its normal fast pace. There is still work that needs to be done (whether from home or the office), kids who... 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

How to Build Routines That Matter for Your Life

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of Gods varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God suppliesin order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory... Read more

5 Practical Ways to Help Your Kid Pay Attention Learning at Home

Making sure kids eat breakfast before school has been a long-touted piece of advice, but making sure they get the right kind of fuel for their brains is a topic worth emphasizing.While most families struggle to get everyone up and at em on time, its important to slow down long enough to ensure your child is... Read more