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What Would You Change About Your I Do?

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I'm approaching my 18th wedding anniversary this September. Crazy! 18 years ago I had just finished my second year of a four year university program. We were both in school, so I told everyone I wanted something simple. I called it simple elegance so I didn't want to use the word cheap -- because that was the truth of it. We had no money and simple was a necessity. But, when it comes down to it there are a lot of expensive bells and whistles … Read More...

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6 Reasons Your Church Should Open Its Doors

  We’re excited to announce a new Canadian tour by bestselling author Gary Thomas. Thomas has authored 16 books including Sacred Marriage, and Sacred Pathways. Thomas’ latest book is A Lifelong Life: What if marriage is about more than just staying together? Gary Thomas will be touring Canada with 16 dates between fall 2015 through … Read More...

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The Answer Is In Your Cell Phone

This Easter time of year, one is drawn to the hope of resurrection. Jesus was dead and in the tomb three days. Those who loved him were in deep grief and disappointment. In today’s world, when life gets this heavy, when hope is lacking, when the days seem overwhelming and filled with discouragement, people tend to do one of two things: isolate … Read More...

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Building A Home God’s Way

“MOM! Come and see what I made!” There is a lot of building going on around our house these days. With a two year old and a four year old, you just never know what you will find around the corner – a giant block tower in the middle of the kitchen floor, a Duplo train station beside the piano, a cardboard doll castle that really needs its own … Read More...

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Protecting Your Pastor’s Marriage

Bill and I have spent our entire married life in some form of ministry. We know the unique blessings and challenges of marriage in ministry. Our 2015 began with a week of heart break hitting our inbox. In one 24 hour period four clergy couples contacted our office in serious marital crisis, and within a few more days, we heard of several more … Read More...

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Choosing Joy Amid Chaos

We’ve all had days where you feel overwhelmed. I have those days when my boys donʼt listen to me; nothing is picked up, I can't see the end of all the things that I have to complete. And I forget to remind myself that I’m not the only one who doesnʼt have it all together. In the last few weeks, I’ve been trying to de-clutter my home. In my … Read More...

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What’s The Perfect Way To Propose?

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. Are you ready? We put a lot of pressure on ourselves to come up with just the right gift or gesture that perfectly captures the level of commitment and affection we feel for our other romantic half. A lot of people choose to propose on Valentine's Day. I was engaged on Valentine's Day 18 years ago. J hid a … Read More...