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Male and female in God’s image: Empowerment and challenge
In Genesis 1, we read that we’re made to be God’s image bearers, both male and female, and that we’ve been given responsible authority over his creation as his representatives. But since we’re fallen creatures, we’ve found ways to distort these essential truths about ourselves, both in the world and in the church, throughout history and at present. By meditating on the implications of these core truths, we can better love the Lord and our neighbour, and be the ambassadors of his Kingdom he intends us to be.
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How to handle stress in marriage
When is the last time you felt stressed in your marriage? What were you feeling in that situation? How you handle stress will have a huge impact on your marriage. Many of us struggle to manage our stress effectively and unmanaged stress in one spouse usually escalates stress in the other. The most common reactions to stress are fleeing, fighting or freezing, but there is a better way. Click through to learn four steps to respond to stress in marriage in a healthy way.
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The Olympic Games: Perishable wreaths, gold medals and true identity
In the ancient Olympic Games, the victor would receive a wreath of branches that would be gone in days. The wreaths were a reminder that while the athletes were worth honouring, they were mortals and not gods. Now once every four years, we see women and men compete for more than perishable leaves, but we’re most inspired by their selfless acts of kindness and sportsmanship. These qualities and more are what point us to the imperishable excellence of God. Click through to read more.
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Family estrangement: Six ways to reconcile with adult children
Wondering how to mend a rift in your relationship with your adult child? Find some helpful ideas about reconciliation in our latest parenting article.
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