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Setting The Example of Good Authority

We all have our own relationship with authority. Some people grow up with two loving parents and experience the benefits of good authority: Mom sets boundaries for her children, yet instills the value of choice, and presents her children with options. Dad might come across as firm, or even strict, ...

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Two Options: Faith or Fear

Security, a sense of safety, is a basic need.  Even secular psychology recognizes this fundamental, biblical truth.  In fact, our human minds have only two default pathways to choose: faith or fear.  The path of fear leads to captivity and death.  The path of faith leads to hope and life.  ...

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Is Failure Real?

I work at a school that implements a specialized program for teenagers who have experienced abuse at home and need different supports at school to help them learn life skills and make sense of their experiences. One of these teenagers, a bright young man, wrote a catchy song for the support ...

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Breaking Ungodly Soul Ties

abuse, soul tie, breaking free

It was a clear August morning, and I was driving to see my grandparents. Suddenly, a prayer came into my spirit for a teenager whom I knew to have an unhealthy codependent relationship with his mother. “Lord, cut the apron strings,” I prayed aloud. I hadn’t been thinking of the ...

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When You Feel Like God Doesn’t Understand

Our feelings are very human and part of what makes us frail. To limit our frailty, we find ways to harden or suppress or otherwise numb our emotions. We may ignore our hearts, ignore other people’s feelings, use distraction like substances or video games or other addictions, or simply avoid ...

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