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Some of us might be continuing to remain separated indefinitely. We might be putting off an inevitable decision to end a marriage because we simply don’t want to be divorced. Now I’m not advocating for divorce at all, but I believe that, if the decision clearly needs to be made, then we should overcome the [...]

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All of us have probably tried to rescue a broken person at least once in our lives. Usually, we’ve tried to turn these folks around, only to find ourselves sucked into the spinning current of his or her life, realizing at some point that we can’t really help this person effectively, and wondering how we [...]

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Most of us have gotten divorced from someone we talked ourselves into marrying in the first place. Often, we’ve married the person we were dating when we decided it was time for us to get married, or maybe we wanted to get out of our current situation, and marrying our spouse seemed like a good [...]

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My thoughts on emotionally abusive relationships have changed as I’ve become more experienced in ministry to those who are single and divorced. Where I once thought the term was mostly just contrived and used by someone who might be seeking a certain justification for leaving his or her marriage, I now realize there’s more to [...]

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“Then Ruth left to glean in the field after the reapers, and she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech.” Ruth 2:3 We see that “Ruth happened to come to the field of Boaz”. We know that things don’t just “happen” in a [...]

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We want to continue our discussion into relationships and courtships by looking at the theory which says, “My heart wants what it wants and I must follow my heart into love and passion.”  We know God will walk us through our relationship decisions, but we have to be willing to listen. You really must know [...]

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“He (or she) who finds a wife (or a mate) finds a good thing.”  Proverbs 18:22. We all want to believe that God is right in the middle of our relationship and marriage decisions. This verse indicates however, that God’s opinion is that finding a quality marriage partner is a perfectly good idea. However, I [...]

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“It has been fully reported to me, all you have done for your Mother-in law since your husband’s death; how you have left your parents and your birthplace and come to a people you didn’t know before.” Ruth 2:11 Here we see in the Old Testament book of Ruth that this prominent and godly man, [...]

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The Lord has not forsaken His kindness to the living and the dead! Ruth 2:20 When Naomi left home with her husband Elimelech, she probably had dreams of returning to Bethlehem someday with a prosperous and successful new life. If that was the case, walking back into Bethlehem on that hot summer day would have [...]

Being Set Apart

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It seems like I redefine myself almost every week and I reassess my life with even more scrutiny at the beginning of every new year. I think that’s pretty normal for most folks who would call themselves serious Christians. I know I’m an introspective individual, but I also know that if I am going to [...]