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Nine Prayers for the Not-Yet-Married

Nine Prayers for the Not-Yet-Married

Marshall Segal
If you don’t know how to surrender your desires and difficulties in singleness to God, here are nine prayers for the not-yet-married life.
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Why Are So Many Christians Bored with the Bible?

Why Are So Many Christians Bored with the Bible?

Marshall Segal
Many Christians love the idea of the Bible, but not really the Bible itself. We love having one close by, but don’t make time to open it on an average day.
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Pro-Life from Womb to Tomb

Pro-Life from Womb to Tomb

Marshall Segal
The Christian cause for life should begin at conception, celebrate every birth, provide love and care through childhood, and advocate even through death.
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Never Once

Never Once

Marshall Segal
When the road is difficult and the enemies intimidating, God stands by ready to help, protect, and satisfy us. He gives us his manual, and then moves in with us.
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Isn’t She Beautiful?

Isn’t She Beautiful?

Marshall Segal
What role, if any, should physical attraction play in Christian dating? Do we need to be physically attracted to someone to pursue them for marriage?
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Say Hard Things

Say Hard Things

Marshall Segal
Some people hate to say the hard thing, and others love to a little too much. Paul models several principles for what to do when we love someone enough to rebuke them.
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Prayer for Beginners

Prayer for Beginners

Marshall Segal
We know we need to pray, but we know we don’t pray enough. And we’re not always sure we’re even doing it right when we do pray. Here are seven helps for your prayer life.
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A Gutsy Prayer for Grown Men

A Gutsy Prayer for Grown Men

Marshall Segal
Jesus's short prayer is simple enough for children to commit to memory, but we need to remember that he was teaching twelve grown men who would all die for their faith.
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Pride Doesn’t Always Parade

Pride Doesn’t Always Parade

Marshall Segal
Pride knows what God thinks, what he loves, what he says, and decides it knows better than him. And pride in any form, however small or seemingly harmless, is dangerous.
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Four Warnings for Your Twenties

Four Warnings for Your Twenties

Marshall Segal
The temptations and struggles facing twentysomethings today are surprisingly not all that different from 3,000 years ago. Here are four warnings from Moses to prove it.
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What Would Judas Do?

What Would Judas Do?

Marshall Segal
Wednesday plants the suicidal seed of Holy Week: betrayal. Before there could be a Garden, there had to be a seed — the promised Savior sold for just thirty pieces of silver.
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Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy

Your Sorrow Will Turn to Joy

John Piper, Jon Bloom, Johnathon Bowers, Andreas Köstenberger, Donald Macleod, David Mathis, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Joe Rigney, Marshall Segal, and Justin Taylor
A team of eleven pastors and scholars walk us through Holy Week with short meditations for each morning and evening from Palm Sunday to the triumph of Easter.
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The Insanity of ‘Self-Care’

The Insanity of ‘Self-Care’

Marshall Segal
The self-care movement strives to address the stresses of everyday life, but it’s mostly medication by distraction. The gospel offers better news to the exhausted and anxious.
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Good Marriages Say No to Good Things

Good Marriages Say No to Good Things

Marshall Segal
Marriage, like any ministry, takes time, attention, and intentionality. To love our families well, we will sometimes have to say no even to good opportunities to serve others.
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What Would You Say If Your Wife Was Ripped Away?

What Would You Say If Your Wife Was Ripped Away?

Marshall Segal
Last week, coach Monty Williams was told his wife had died in a terrible car accident. On Thursday, he recited Romans 8:28 and declared God’s goodness toward him and his family.
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Love the Life You Never Wanted

Love the Life You Never Wanted

Marshall Segal
We tend to define our life based on our perception of our progress. In reality, life is never defined by our performance or circumstances.
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Seven Substitutes for True Joy

Seven Substitutes for True Joy

Marshall Segal
His wife was gone. Sure, last night looked like a lot of nights recently. She’d walked out many times before, but this was different. The abandonment, the adultery, and the deception had mounted a massive assault on their marriage and…
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Defy the Impossible in Front of You

Defy the Impossible in Front of You

Marshall Segal
What challenge, obstacle, or crisis are you confronted with right now? Reading the Bible is often about redefining the impossible in our lives again.
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Five Pieces of ‘Out-Dated’ Dating Advice

Five Pieces of ‘Out-Dated’ Dating Advice

Marshall Segal
Looking for fresh advice while you pursue marriage? You might be surprised to find five principles relevant for today buried in the first pages of the Bible.
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The First Noël

The First Noël

Marshall Segal
The joy Jesus brings is a joy for the whole world. To prepare for Christmas, listen to Shane & Shane sing The First Noël and read a meditation written for the carol.
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Be a Yoda, Not a Grinch

Be a Yoda, Not a Grinch

Marshall Segal
In the next few days, Star Wars and Christmas return. It gives us an opportunity to ask how these two fictional characters might help us live and serve like Jesus.
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What Comes After Thanksgiving?

What Comes After Thanksgiving?

Marshall Segal
Many Thanksgiving celebrations will express genuine gratitude and yet be offensive to God. Appreciation without affection and devotion makes God a tool or a machine to produce the things we really love. Instead, see your gratitude to God through to greater faith in him and greater love for him.
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Six Questions to Ask When Studying the Bible in a Group

Six Questions to Ask When Studying the Bible in a Group

Marshall Segal
How do you read the Bible when you read it with others? Here are six questions to ask every time you open the Bible together. Hopefully, whether you’ve been reading the Bible for years or are brand new to it, these ideas allow you to engage in a deeper, more practical way than you ever have before.
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Satan Hunts Among the Hurting

Satan Hunts Among the Hurting

Marshall Segal
Mountain lions detect vulnerabilities in their prey and attack the weakest — the young, the sick, the injured. The enemy of your hope and happiness hunts with that same instinct, with a cold-hearted and ruthless hunger for the weak or hurting. Here are five invincible truths for vulnerable hearts.
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The Old Me Made New

The Old Me Made New

Marshall Segal
The cross was the greatest price ever paid. But what did Jesus buy with his blood? Far too many Christians settle for far too little from God’s. Yes, he forgives us, but he also makes us new. Read the meditation, and stream a song from Shane & Shane specifically written for Psalm 51.
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