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Implications of the Cross: A scriptural journey for Lent
Many people associate Lent, first and foremost, with the idea of giving something up, but the 40-day fast is not an end unto itself, and most certainly not a means to earn favour with God. For followers of Jesus who choose to observe it, Lent is an opportunity to prepare our hearts and minds for celebrating the death and resurrection of our Lord at Easter. Click through for a handful of Scriptures that can help us along that Lenten journey.
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Psychological flexibility: The most underrated quality in a marriage
Within a marriage, each spouse has their own shortcomings. When you add those weaknesses to the unforeseen stressors of life, it can be easy for couples to react to each other in anger or frustration. Yet God urges spouses to “put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony” (Colossians 3:14). Along with this love comes a rather underrated quality: psychological flexibility. While “psychological flexibility” is a term that comes from the study of the mind, God’s principles can help us develop this beneficial ability.
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Deconstruction: A look at a popular and polarizing concept
You may know someone who is deconstructing their faith, or perhaps you are on that path yourself. As followers of Jesus, it’s imperative that we engage with this difficult subject with grace and wisdom, not just for the health of our own faith, but for the sake of our brothers and sisters who may be struggling with theirs. Click through for clarity on definitions, reasons, and how to respond to questions and doubts the same way our Heavenly Father does: with love, grace, mercy and patience.
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