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More for the singles!

Yesterday’s guest post from Sam Johnson was a huge hit, and for the singles who liked that, I’m pleased to announce that there’s more! Today, I’m happy to share some insights from another one of my friends, Anna Moran. Anna is one of those women who I look up to because peace, joy, and faithfulness just flow out of her. She and her husband JA are proud parents to an adorable and talented little girl named Andi. Here are Anna’s...

Things I wish I learned when I was single (A guest post by Samantha Johnson)

Is singleness a blessing or a curse? A lot of single people think of singleness as a curse. I’m not even going to pretend that the thought never crossed my mind before. Just like a lot of the single people I know, I’ve battled with loneliness, disappointment, and frustration. But as the years have gone by, I’ve come to realize that I am really grateful, because I’ve learned that every day that I’m single is a day that I’m learning...

Practicing what you preach can be easy (or easier!)

Okay, here’s the truth: practicing what you preach isn’t easy at all. I should know, I’m a teacher, and I struggle with this a lot. You know that saying that goes, “Those who can’t do, teach”? I’ve always thought that was a little harsh. But there is a sad truth behind this: sometimes it’s just easier to teach what you know than it is to actually convert knowledge into effective action. It’s easier to talk about leadership than it is...

Love and Respect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs

I’m on a [reading] roll! In marriage, is love really enough? Now that’s a common question, don’t you think? Having grown up in a broken home, I always thought that a good marriage was something only found in fairy tales. I was pleased to find out later on that a good, strong, faithful, and godly marriage can actually be a reality. But I always wondered, how is it possible? Do people just get lucky? Does it depend on how attractive...

The Languages of Love

I can imagine most of you have heard of Dr. Gary Chapman’s book, The Five Love Languages. But just in case you haven’t heard about it, the premise is simple: Chapman says that there are five distinct languages that people use to express love: WORDS OF AFFIRMATION • QUALITY TIME • RECEIVING GIFTS • ACTS OF SERVICE • PHYSICAL TOUCH (for more info on the Love Languages and the books, go this page). I really enjoy reading Dr. Chapman’s books....