Relationships

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A doggie is helping a woman to carry her bag

3 Faulty Thoughts that Make it Hard to Ask for Help

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Perhaps you’re a pro when it comes to helping others. Yet there have been times when you have needed help, but you can’t bring yourself to ask because you don’t want to impose. 
A man hiding behind the newspaper

3 Reasons We Find it Hard to Help

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In an ideal world, we can be found with our sleeves rolled up, giving the community hall a good lick of paint. Or a friend popping by with our favourite meals when we’re sick.    Yet, when it comes to carrying those actions out in our own lives, sometimes it’s not quite as easy as we imagine it to be . . .  
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I Was About to Quit My Church Job, But God Showed Up

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I started working in a local church two years ago. Working in church wasn’t new to me, as I had worked in my home church before.
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I Left the Church, Hurt—and Came Back Again

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When I left the church that I had been a part of for 20 years, I was broken, angry, and disillusioned. I felt deeply betrayed by the church I had poured so much of myself into.
A few young church members having discussion

5 Ways We Can Work Towards Unity in The Church

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On the shores of Lake Tekapo stands a picturesque old stone church that often features on New Zealand postcards. The 100-year-old Church of the Good Shepherd was built using nearby stones, all rough and uncut, held together with mortar to make up a truly beautiful church building.
A couple lying on the grass with a shadow of a tree over them

3 Helpful Practices We Do as Newlyweds

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It has been nine months since my husband and I exchanged our wedding vows, and every time I look at my husband, my heart grows warm with gratitude. Every day I am amazed at how good God is to have brought him into my life. Some people would probably dismiss this as a “honeymoon” phase, especially those who see marriage as a scary commitment, rife with burden and trouble.
The man is sleeping while zoom

4 Myths We Hold Onto in Our Everyday Relationships

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Whether it’s “family comes first”, or “a friend in need is a friend indeed”, there are certain relationship myths we all hold onto that significantly shape the way we relate to others—how we treat them, how much time and effort we give to them, what we expect of them. 
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3 Truths from Jesus on Brokenness and Loss

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We are called to shine the light of Christ, but bringing light and hope has never been more difficult, as we face societal rage at institutions along with a deep sense of displacement and loss.
A friend is comforting her friend

Leaning on God in the Season of Heartbreak

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Last year was a tough one for me. I thought I could end up with someone whom I considered my best friend and my safe place, but it did not happen as I’d hoped.