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Living in Your Truth

Truth is THE pillar in the anatomy of a healthy identity. Feelings and coping skills that protect us from our pain are subjective in nature and are grounded in the lies of our pain. The truth of our identity is based in reality and is objective in nature. Because our...

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Discovering Your Family Tree

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:24 KJV Let’s be honest—we were all born into a family that was broken, raised in an environment that was less than perfect and learned survival...

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Reclaiming the Truth about You

You are not defined by your sin. God said, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you.” (Ezekiel 36:26) YOU ARE NOW A CHILD OF GOD, ADOPTED INTO THE FAMILY OF GOD! You are more than a “sinner saved by grace.” You are a new creation in Christ. You are...

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Winning the Battle in the Mind

God designed the mind for memory, to control the body's subconscious physical functions, to think, reason, discern, learn, and grow. The Bible offers insight into the way God designed our minds and how He can transform our thinking, enabling us to make positive...

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The Gift of Forgiveness

But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.  Matthew 6:15 Forgiveness has been described as “the crown jewel of love.” It is perhaps the most precious of gifts for the human soul. Motivated by his great love for humanity, our...

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Transformed by Hope

We all have defense mechanisms that keep us from facing our fear and pain. Of course this is natural and in many respects necessary for us to make it through the day. For many of us the pain of trauma, rejection, abandonment or abuse in our early years left us...

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Discover Your Emotional Well-being

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of...

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Child of the King

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the seas and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. Genesis1:26 In order for us...

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Breaking Free From the Past

Let’s be honest—we were all born into a family that was broken, raised in an environment that was less than perfect and learned survival skills that keep us from receiving the love we need. One of the major obstacles to a healthy marriage, even after being married 20 years, is that many spouses are still as emotionally bound to their families of origin as they are to their spouses and they don’t even know it. This is an indisputable law of human nature that cannot be broken except by the grace of God. God says clearly that the sins (iniquities) of those who have gone before us are passed down to our children, grandchildren and even our great grandchildren. Identifying and addressing these “iniquities,” or family patterns of relating, is not about inserting guilt. Rather it’s about dealing with what took place and taking a truthful look at how our past shaped our present marriage relationship. Taking the journey through these specific issues is not easy and requires a lot of time and patience. However; to do so helps us deal with and conquer fears, frees us to follow dreams and aspirations, helps us attain peace and helps shape the success of future intimate relationships. Let us, with God’s help, make a commitment to break the sinful generational attitudes and behaviors that have kept us stuck. Despite turmoil and unresolved hurt in relationships, there are three points of hope for all of us: There is hope for the healing of past hurts and pains. There is courage for the faint hearted to deal with those past hurts. There is wisdom…

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