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Stress Relief through Storytelling

Stress Relief through Storytelling Subscriber access only

A new study by the American Psychological Association shows that 20- and 30somethings are the most stressed generation in America. Here's how the church can help them cope.
What Service Is

What Service Is Subscriber access only

Serving the Lord is often full of twists, turns, and turbulence
Feeling Left Out In Bed

Feeling Left Out In Bed

Why it's important to verbalize your needs, feelings, and desires
To Moms of One or Two Children

To Moms of One or Two Children

I know you are maxed out—in every way. But, there is hope, and it does get easier
Marriage Is Like Ice Cream

Marriage Is Like Ice Cream

When two people come together, they form something entirely new
When Your Kids Go Back to School

When Your Kids Go Back to School

Whether you're whistling Dixie or singing the blues, moms need help transitioning from summer too.
Believe God Can Do Anything

Believe God Can Do Anything

Third Day frontman Mac Powell is passionate about faith, family, and 'doing what's in your heart to do'
Is Masturbation a Sin?

Is Masturbation a Sin?

Expert answers to help you navigate bedroom challenges
Understanding the Bible

Understanding the Bible Subscriber access only

God's Word has a lot to say to you—are you listening?
Are You Unexpectedly Pregnant?

Are You Unexpectedly Pregnant?

Find courage in knowing this didn't take God by surprise
Did God Really Call Me?

Did God Really Call Me?

Dr. Michelle Loyd-Paige on "protecting your anointing" when God calls you to places where there aren't many female role models.
Breaking Down Fences

Breaking Down Fences

Blessed are the peacemakers
Where the Money Goes

Where the Money Goes Subscriber access only

I ran three Chicago marathons to raise money for clean water. Were the miles worth it?
Ruth Bell Graham

Ruth Bell Graham

Living words from poet, writer, and wife of evangelist Billy Graham
Evangeline Corey Booth

Evangeline Corey Booth

Living words from street evangelist and first female general of the Salvation Army
Corrie Ten Boom

Corrie Ten Boom

Living words from the Dutch supporter and accomplice of Jews and eventual prisoner under the Nazi regime
Amy Carmichael

Amy Carmichael

Living words from the author and missionary to India
God is With Us in the Trenches

God is With Us in the Trenches

Why it's important to trust and experience God's presence in the midst of life's trials and tribulations
What Happens in Vegas

What Happens in Vegas

Modern-day abolitionist Lisa Thompson talks about the disturbing impact of our hypersexualized culture--and what she hopes you'll do about it.
The Test of Marriage

The Test of Marriage

Turns out marriage and kayaking the Na Pali Coast have a lot in common
Face to Face Relationships

Face to Face Relationships

Six small-town secrets that lead to authentic relationships
Raising Good Citizens

Raising Good Citizens

Practical ideas for teaching your kids to appreciate and participate in their country
Experiencing the Transforming Power of the Holy Spirit

Experiencing the Transforming Power of the Holy Spirit

Life change is possible with immersion in the Word of God
Christian Conservationalist

Christian Conservationalist

The earth is not our home, but that doesn't mean we aren't called to preserve it
Praying Significant Prayers

Praying Significant Prayers

How to cultivate a meaningful conversation with the Lord
How You Love

How You Love

How can I figure out what God wants me to do with my life?
Insecurities

Insecurities

How we can love our own identities.
What Is Easter About?

What Is Easter About?

The world didn't stop and wait for Jesus to sacrificially redeem humanity
Facing Failure

Facing Failure

You may be surprised at what you find!
The Secret to Joy

The Secret to Joy

It isn't just about acquiring the right attitude.
Public Enemy #1

Public Enemy #1

The insidious thing that steals your joy and health—and what you can do to take back control.
How Dads Can Bond

How Dads Can Bond

Simple ways dads can connect with a new little life
God's Talking to You

God's Talking to You

Can you hear him?
Finding God in Iraq

Finding God in Iraq

How he's mending and moving in this war-torn nation
Donald Miller on Life as a Solo Son

Donald Miller on Life as a Solo Son

The best-selling author of Blue Like Jazz reckons with his fatherless childhood—and offers hope for single moms and their sons
Navigating Parenthood

Navigating Parenthood

Your influence may determine your child's future
How Not to Put God First

How Not to Put God First

There may be a better way
Is There a 'Generational Curse' for Sin?

Is There a 'Generational Curse' for Sin?

Christ offers us a new inheritance
The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer

There isn't a magic formula
Lessons in Singleness

Lessons in Singleness

God has a plan for every single woman in the world.
Busting the Myths About Christian Marriage

Busting the Myths About Christian Marriage

One couple thought being Christians would save them from marital problems. Their naïve beliefs made everything worse.
Intercede, Pray, Love

Intercede, Pray, Love

Pray like you mean it
Friendships in the Church

Friendships in the Church

4 ways to foster spiritual friendships.
God's Marriage Counseling

God's Marriage Counseling

Our marriage thrives on the right advice
Praying Away Fear

Praying Away Fear

There is only one way to face a world of bombings, shootings, and uncertainty.
1 John 2:17

1 John 2:17

Finding purpose in the mundane
1 Peter 3:9

1 Peter 3:9

Learning to pay back insults with blessing
1 Timothy 2:2

1 Timothy 2:2

A reminder to pray for all who are in authority so that we might live peaceably.
Ephesians 2:4-5

Ephesians 2:4-5

No matter the weight of our sins, Christ's sacrificial love redeems us all.
Galatians 5:25

Galatians 5:25

Become a purpose-filled woman by following the Spirit’s leading in every part of your life.
Galatians 4:6

Galatians 4:6

A call for father figures to take an active role in church life
Isaiah 9:6

Isaiah 9:6

An announcement proclaiming the arrival of the Savior
Isaiah 33

Isaiah 33

The Lord is our strength and salvation.
Isaiah 55:9

Isaiah 55:9

Learning to listen to God
James 5:16

James 5:16

Confess. Pray. Experience God's Power.
John 7:38

John 7:38

What's the difference between living water and H2O?
John 15:9

John 15:9

Abide in God's love.
John 15:13

John 15:13

The heart-wrenching reality of sacrificial love
John 16:33

John 16:33

In this life we will have trouble, but Christ has overcome the world
Matthew 11:28

Matthew 11:28

Learning to rest in the Lord
Proverbs 1:8-9

Proverbs 1:8-9

The Biblical mandate to respect parents' wishes
Proverbs 3:12

Proverbs 3:12

The LORD corrects those he loves
Proverbs 10:19

Proverbs 10:19

Lessons from a chatterbox: be sensible and keep your mouth shut.
Psalm 25:4-5

Psalm 25:4-5

Place your hope in the Lord
Psalm 91:2

Psalm 91:2

Even in marriage's winters, God is my refuge and strength
Psalm 127:3

Psalm 127:3

Raising children who care
Revelation 21:5

Revelation 21:5

The key to happiness is to hope for heaven
Romans 8:38

Romans 8:38

Nothing can ever separate me from the love of Christ
Romans 12:12

Romans 12:12

In God we trust: ways to face the future with confidence
Romans 15:5-6

Romans 15:5-6

An inspirational verse on unity from the book of Romans
How to Cover Your Child in Prayer

How to Cover Your Child in Prayer

It's one of a parent's greatest ministries
Lost at Sea

Lost at Sea Subscriber access only

Depression isn't always easy to comprehend, but we can offer companionship to those adrift on its turbulent waters
Bored with Bible Study?

Bored with Bible Study?

Take your small group to the next level with these keys for deeper spiritual engagement and building real fellowship
Marriages Are Like Snowflakes

Marriages Are Like Snowflakes

Relationships are as unique as the people in them
Jesus Culture: 'Raising Up Revivalists'

Jesus Culture: 'Raising Up Revivalists'

Worship leader Kim Walker-Smith is passionate about using her gifts to equip and empower the next generation of church leaders
What Is Celebration?

What Is Celebration?

Learning to experience deep joy in every moment of our lives
Confessions of the Well-Behaved

Confessions of the Well-Behaved

I often live as if my calling is to avoid facing my sin.
God's Big Answers

God's Big Answers Subscriber access only

In the face of my son's painful crisis, I realized how diminished my view of God had become.
A Promise Delivered

A Promise Delivered

Parenting is about God and his plans, not about us
How God Used the Army to Strengthen My Marriage

How God Used the Army to Strengthen My Marriage

Lessons from unlikely places
No Need for Nooners

No Need for Nooners

Why glitz, glamour, and midday romance have nothing to do with my marriage
Expecting a "You Complete Me" Kind of Marriage

Expecting a "You Complete Me" Kind of Marriage

I wanted my husband to do what I needed God to do
Balancing Marriage, Ministry, and Motherhood

Balancing Marriage, Ministry, and Motherhood

From Seattle to Sydney, 32-year-old worship leader Annie Garratt talks about leading and living a life of worship.
Forgiven to Forgive

Forgiven to Forgive

Gracia Burnham finds that big redemption comes in small steps
Winning the Worry War

Winning the Worry War

It’s impossible to simply “stop worrying.” Consider these strategies for getting worry under control.
5 Ways You Can Help Combat Human Trafficking

5 Ways You Can Help Combat Human Trafficking

Ways to join the fight against modern-day slavery
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