The Hardest Season of All
How to Fight for Joy in Winter
Jan 6, 2022
The first weeks after the holidays can leave many feeling exhausted, hopeless, dark, lonely, and disappointed. How might we rest our souls and bodies, restore our hope, and bring our downcast hearts to God?
Waiting to Be Led
Four Steps for Discouraged Wives
Jun 5, 2021
Some women are eager to be led by a husband who doesn’t seem eager to lead. What can a wife do to encourage her husband to act like the head of their home?
Sister, Friend, or Threat?
How Men and Women Relate in the Church
Jul 25, 2020
In male-female relationships in the church, how can we treat one another with familial warmth without swinging open wide the door to temptation?
When Your Best Isn’t Good Enough
Making Sense of Ministry Failure
Sep 7, 2019
When a ministry ends in bitter disappointment, we need not lower our heads in shame. Rather, lift them to see the reason for ministry: Christ.
The Help That Hurts
Three Lies That Add to Suffering
May 15, 2019
If Christ is with you, no suffering before you is hopeless, your help is not in vain, and you know you cannot help anyone alone.
Lord, Help Me Endure One More Day
Feb 6, 2019
Satan uses suffering to get us alone, focused on self, and forgetful of our God. God uses suffering to produce character, endurance, and hope.
Nine Words for Every Marriage
May 16, 2018
A healthy marriage does not depend on the absence of conflict, but on the ability to genuinely ask for forgiveness, and genuinely grant it.
Four Steps to Rebuild Trust
Feb 13, 2018
Trust is essential for any healthy relationship. But trust is also tricky, especially in the wake of betrayal. How can we work to recover lost trust?
How (Other) People Change
Walking with Loved Ones Through Five Stages
Oct 12, 2017
“Am I helping or enabling?” These five stages of change will help you love wandering loved ones well.
Where to Bring Your Broken Heart
Aug 12, 2017
Satan will use your grief to isolate you from God, but God means to draw you even closer through your pain.
Two Blind Guides
Conforming Our Mind and Heart to God’s
Aug 2, 2017
Freedom is not doing what you feel or following your own way — it’s being led by the truth of God’s word.
Are Your Relational Problems Inherited?
Three Common Family-of-Origin Issues
Jun 28, 2017
The flaws in your family’s past never outweigh the grace God can give you going forward.
Die to Yourself Without Losing Yourself
May 31, 2017
God gives us grounds for real boundaries in our relationships. Be ready to sacrifice, but also be ready to say, “No.”
Jesus Will Lead You Through the Valley
How to Love a Depressed Wife
Apr 4, 2017
Living with a depressed wife can drain your hope, but you can take heart because Jesus walks with you.
Are Christians Too Intentional in Dating?
Counsel for New Relationships
Mar 23, 2017
How should Christians begin a new relationship? One counselor shares two common problems he sees in the early days of dating.
Men, Intimacy Begins with Good Listening
Feb 27, 2017
How is emotional intimacy sustained and kindled? Good communication. More importantly, good listening, and good listening takes hard work.
Happily Ever After
Finding Grace in the Messes of Marriage
Jan 24, 2017
These short devotionals by John Piper, Francis Chan, and others are designed to shape, challenge, and inspire your own vision of marriage and God.
Perfect Peace for Imperfect Parents
Dec 19, 2016
Failure in parenting isn’t an option. It’s an inevitability. To parent well, we need to know the peace that God provides in our imperfections.
Prone to Wander
Three Ways the Heart Clouds the Conscience
Oct 20, 2016
Our consciences grow dull because our sinful hearts love ease, pleasure, and comfort more than the hard-won joy of obedience.
Is God the Center of Your Marriage?
Aug 27, 2016
The fellowship of the Spirit, the sovereignty of the Father, and the service of the Son make marriage securely God-centered.
Parenting in the Age of Binge-Watching
Aug 13, 2016
Parents, entertainment is not merely a danger to be avoided. It is an opportunity to discipline your child’s heart.
The Perfect Spouse Will Not Complete You
Jul 23, 2016
How do we as Christians evaluate our desire for a good spouse? And when it comes to a plan for evaluating relationships, how do we know if we’re in a healthy one?
How to Help the Suicidal
Jun 22, 2016
Fewer topics provoke more fear and trembling than suicide. But we cannot let our fear and sadness over a dark and difficult issue keep us from moving toward someone in need.
How to Evangelize Professing Believers
May 23, 2016
How can we share the true gospel with those who claim to be for Christ and yet have lives that plainly don’t bear the fruit?
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