by Vaneetha Rendall Risner
March 14, 2019

What should we do when we need help and feel like a burden to those we love? Or how should we respond when we are exhausted caring for others?

by Michael Bradley

Do good works for the Lord, produce good fruit for the Lord, and you can then leave this life with absolutely no regrets and that you lived this life to its fullest for the Lord. And from there, God will highly and appropriately reward you for those good works and good fruit once you enter into heaven to be with Him for all of eternity.

by Crown Financial Ministries

One of the great mysteries of Christianity is contentment. At least one must presume it is a mystery, because so few people live it. Yet contentment is not something that's found; it is an attitude.

by GodTV
October 13, 2018

We have to be aware that the battles we are facing every day are real. And living with your girlfriend or boyfriend before marriage is not a good idea, it will in fact increase the tension of your daily battle.

by Eric Metaxas and Stan Guthrie

Hoarding isn’t just a grotesque curiosity for TV voyeurs. It’s a real and present danger for Christ’s Church.

by Whitney Hopler

Helping others is a healthy habit to develop, no matter what circumstances you may be going through. While your focus is on blessing other people, you’ll find that God blesses you in a wide variety of ways.

by Julie Ganschow
April 2, 2012

Be patient with persons such as these; they may have many years of these kinds of thinking patterns and a default belief system in place that will take time to change.

by sobadsogood

Let's face it, we could all do with smiling a little more often from time to time couldn't we? Or at the very least, sharing more of our happier moments with others who might be having a bad day.

by Blair Parke

It happens to the best of us: someone has hurt you in some way and you have to chart that long, complicated path toward forgiveness.

by Milenko van der Staal

When I think of my calling as a Christian, how interested am I in actually obtaining it?

by Vern Nicolette

The relationship that Christians have with Jesus can vary greatly from person to person. Just because you have been converted, i.e., become a Christian, doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a deep and intimate relationship with Jesus.

Michael Houdmann

You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment - Matthew 22:37-38).

by Karen

If you were to search for synonyms, you’ll find words like ‘goodwill’, ‘warmth’ and ‘care’. But as is the case with most other things, kindness can be best understood by means of example.

by CBN.com

Anger is a powerful emotion it can strike suddenly, taking over our thoughts with violent force. At times, it seems uncontrollable. And its devastating effects can leave your faith, your family or your career in ruins.

by Rhona Knight

Self-esteem is well defined by Alister and Joanna McGrath as 'a global evaluation or judgment about personal acceptability and worthiness to be loved… strongly related to the perceived views of the person by important others in his or her life'.

by Whitney Hopler

What can you do if your mind is weighed down by negative attitudes that limit your success? You can change your attitudes, with God’s help.

by Rebecca Barlow Jordan

Mind-crippling, spine-tingling, heart-stomping fear – we’ve all experienced it at one time or another. Where does irrational fear originate? And how do you keep those fears from taking permanent residence in your life? Here are five ways to handle irrational fear.

by Tim Challies
September 7, 2017 

The Bible is clear that God has ordained a pattern of leadership and submission within the home - the husband is to lead and the wife is to willingly submit to his leadership.

by Shelly Esser

So often we take ourselves too seriously. Certainly there are those times in life that are not occasions for laughter, but most of life is ordinary living and we can choose whether to find laughter and joy or not. It can begin by learning to laugh at yourself and look for the funny around you.

by Joni Eareckson Tada and Dr. Michael Easley

Joni Eareckson Tada’s life has inspired millions of people around the world, but few know the background of her tragic story. At the age of 17, a diving accident left this healthy, teenage athlete a quadriplegic confined to a wheelchair, including many difficult surgeries to save her life. In addition, a few years ago Joni was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer.

by Melody Green

Did you know the Bible talks a lot about gossip? It's not just a "little sin" as some of us like to rationalize. It says, "You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people."

by Dr. Eric Scalise

Human nature at its core is basically self-absorbed, self-ish, and self-centered. We must be taught how to be others-centered - how to be aware of the needs and concerns of others.

by Brooke Lynn
June 18, 2015

Unconditional love is caring about someone without limitations; loving without conditions and doing something to make someone happy without any thought for what we might get for ourselves. This type of love is rare; it's uncommon to receive kindness without strings attached.

by J. Stephen Lang

The tabloids and TV chat shows send the message that adultery is - well, normal. "Everybody's doing it" becomes a moral guideline.

by Kurt Kondrich
August 26, 2016

'Deliver us from Evil' is a cry you would hear from children receiving a death verdict in the womb once diagnosed with Down syndrome, and isn’t it time we end this silent eugenic movement?

by Sue Bohlin
May 27, 2016

Many Christians hold a decidedly unbiblical view of work. Some view it as a curse while others make it into an idol, expecting it to provide them with their identity and purpose in life as well as being a source of joy and fulfillment that only God can provide.

by Dave Boehi
February 7, 2015

The counterfeit pleasure of an affair can never overcome the ways infidelity can destroy a life and marriage.

by Whitney Hopler

Your best friends shape your life, significantly influencing your choices and the kind of person you become as a result. It’s not just a luxury to have good friendships; it’s a necessity if you’re going to fulfill your God-given potential.

by Vaneetha Rendall Risner
January 19,2017

Some days I wake up crying. And when I do, I often don’t even know why. Perhaps it is the weight of unspoken problems that I’m too afraid to articulate. Coupled with a vague dread of what might come next.

by Dennis Rainey

There is no way to avoid conflict in your marriage. The question is: How will you deal with it?

by Dennis Rainey

Let me begin by saying that I cannot think of a circumstance in a marriage or family that could justify abuse of any kind - emotional, mental, physical, or sexual. Abusive behavior was never and can never be a part of God's plan for a marriage or a family.

by Living for Jesus alone Ministries
January 24, 2015

Holy living is something that must play an extremely important role in the life of every believer in Christ. Holiness is the tenet that creates a clear distinction between those who are in Christ and those who are not.

Discovery Series

Why waste time thinking about something that sounds impossible? For that matter, why would we even want to run the risk of being thought of as someone who is out of step with society? Why give others an excuse to write us off as being different, impractical, self-righteous, or just plain naive.

by Melody Green

Marriage is the biggest and most important decision you will make after your decision to follow Jesus. All marriages  start out with a "first date". One of the main problems is that too many Christians approach the idea of dating with far too casual an attitude.

by Vaneetha Rendall Risner
September 17, 2015

I would look around at my friends’ lives and feel cheated. I knew they had their own struggles, but from my perspective, God streamed sunshine over their days while mine were overshadowed by clouds and pouring rain. It was hard to see God’s love in that.

by Scott Williams

How long since you’ve had a checkup to assess your spiritual health?

by Dr. Steven C. Riser

Christian joy is not so much a feeling as it is a choice. But some will immediately respond, “How can I possibly be always joyful with the hurts, the pains and the difficulties that God has allowed to enter my life?” That’s a fair question but God has a good answer.

by Andreas Kostenberger

Today, marriage and the family are regularly viewed as social conventions that can be entered into and severed by the marital partners at will. As long as a given marriage relationship meets the needs of both individuals involved and is considered advantageous by both sides, the marriage is worth sustaining.

by Karen O'Conner

How could I forgive the woman who had gone after my husband and ultimately married him?

by Vaneetha Rendall Risner
July 24, 2014

I found myself growing fearful. Not a heart-stopping all-encompassing fear, but the kind of constant gnawing that creeps into your bones when you hear bad news or see something going awry. When you extrapolate the discouraging trends of the present into the future and assume things will never change.

by Noelene Curry
June 17, 2016

A relationship is just like a garden.  A garden needs to be watered and fertilized and weeds need to be pulled out on a regular basis. When you neglect to pull out the weeds in your garden they will eventually take over the whole garden, choking the life out of the other plants. In other words, if you want your garden to grow and flourish you need to put aside time to spend in it.

by Arlene Pellicane  
November 19, 2014

Since I was speaking at a youth conference about teens and technology, I figured the dad waiting to speak with me wanted to talk about his crazy texting teenager. You see, this man was a father of three who had a wonderful wife except for one little area. She was addicted to Twitter.

by Arlene Pellicane
June 21, 2016

When your spouse walks into the door of your home, does he or she think “Phew, I’m home now” or “Oh boy, here it comes.”

by Tami Myer
August 12, 2015

These are not the foundational principles of marriage. These tips are one-sentence nuggets of practical advice. They are easy to understand, sometimes difficult to implement, but absolutely transformative.

by Michael Houdman

Humankind is not naturally hones. Dishonesty has worldly rewards - lying can often bring financial gain, power, or temporary satisfaction. But the rewards come at a price.

by Michael Houdmann

Joy is something we all long for but that often seems difficult to grab hold of. Experiencing joy should be a part of every Christian’s life. Joy is a fruit of the Holy Spirit, produced only by God’s work in us.

by Southern View Chapel
February 1998

We have all experienced this strangulation, those feelings that tie us into knots and dominate us to such a degree that we can think of nothing else. We have all lain awake at night disturbed about something. Our hands may sweat, our stomachs may churn, we may be unable to eat, or worse - we can’t stop eating. We call this worry, anxiety or fear, and it is one of the great enemies of joy and contentment in our lives.

by Southern View Chapel
January 2004

Two of the most astounding impacts that early Christianity had on the secular culture of its day were in the realms of marriage and morality. Today we stand on the other side of Christian history, what many call a post-Christian era, in which the moral foundations of our Western world, having been founded on Christian principles, if not Christianity, erode before our very eyes.

by South View Chapel
May 2000

Anger is often a symptom of other issues and sins. While we must be careful to not fall into the psychological trap of searching the subconscious for deep scars left by our "mother" that now triggers our anger, we must at the same time recognize that anger has roots. Until those roots are exposed and severed, we are unlikely to remedy our problem with the sin of anger.

by Jen Thorn

We tend to use the word “friend” quite carelessly. Any person we have a few conversations with, work with, or “like” on Facebook we call “friend.” This is not necessarily bad, but through it, I believe, we are losing the real meaning of Biblical friendship.

by Mark Altrogge

Our culture constantly tells us to build our self-esteem and think highly of ourselves. Yet the Bible urges us to do the opposite. To pursue humility. And we have plenty of reasons to be humble.

by Truth For The World

In order to learn compassion, we need to turn to the source of it, the Master Teacher. We need to cry, in effect, “Lord, teach us compassion.” Let us examine three ways in which Christ helps us to manifest this beautiful, but seemingly elusive quality in today’s self serving society.

by Gertrude Jefferies

by Liz Kanoy
March 28, 2016  

What if God isn't asking us to make big changes in His world? What if God is using us to make small changes? God is not absent from the world He created; He is present and He is at work. He does not need us, but yet He delights in using us to accomplish His purposes.

by The Guardian

Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience - Colossians 3:12