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8 Signs You Love Legalism More Than Jesus

Growing up, Sunday mornings were dreadful. Most everyone wore suits. The preacher yelled especially when it seemed like he had nothing to say. And the same old guy prayed marathon prayers using a host of words with more syllables than his age. Since I was too young to understand churchy …

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10 Principles For Christian Dating That Will Transform Lives

It is time for Christians to start talking about dating. The trajectory of lives and eternities are in the balance. “Careful, there, cowboy. You startin’ kinda strong!” Yes, I am. This issue shapes our young people, friends, and family more than we could ever imagine. We have been passive too long. …

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The Solution To Disappointment, Cynicism, And Disney World

In two months, our family leaves for Disney World. It will be my first trip to the “happiest place on earth.” Between the Disney characters, rides, and sites, I’m afraid Tiffani will be parenting myself and our two boys. Like most families, especially those with small children, we’re planning our …

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7 Things Your Husband Needs (But Won’t Tell You)

Several years ago I graduated with a degree in civil engineering. But this wasn’t my first choice. That title belonged to chemical engineering. I chose chemical over civil engineering because they make lots of money (and partly because the title is more impressive). After all, I thought, engineering curriculums are …

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7 Signs You Love The American Dream More Than Jesus

I enjoy writing in different settings, particularly when blogging. I’m not sure why. Maybe I love watching people. I might even enjoy eavesdropping on conversations around me. Please stop judging me. For this post, I chose the commons of a local Christian library. While searching for an interesting story to …

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New Year’s Manifesto: 6 Declarations To Inspire You in 2016

It’s time to say, “Goodbye” to 2015 and welcome a new year. With a fresh calendar comes new goals, ambitions, and dreams. Tone those love handles. Read the Bible every day. Watch less TV. The options are endless. But, be honest. How many New Year’s goals live to see February? …

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Top 10 Blog Posts Of 2015 (And Exciting News For 2016)

Here we are at the conclusion of another year. First, I want to say, “Thank you.” Your honesty, boldness, and transparency inspire me and challenge me to keep writing. I take every story seriously. I prayed over many of you and with a several of you. Regardless of your background or …