spiritual growth

Aslan and the Path of Faithful Pain

Aslan and the Path of Faithful Pain

Pain is never the point of God’s plans, any more than it is the purpose of physical exercise. Never pushing ourselves to the point that it hurts means never improving our health. In and of itself, pain is not good, but it is meaningful. Pain indicates that something is wrong and needs to be addressed. Without pain, we’d never know. In the same way, breaking bad habits of the past requires pushing beyond our comfort levels, through the pain, and onward on the path to full restoration.

A Survival Kit for Those in a Spiritual Desert

A Survival Kit for Those in a Spiritual Desert

Have you ever gone from feeling on top of the world with God, like he’s walking right beside you, answering your prayers, telling you he loves you with every sunset – and then it’s like he vanishes? I call this the "spiritual desert." As painful and confusing as being in a spiritual desert is, it is also a necessary season for everyone’s walk with God. To help anyone currently in a spiritual desert, I have compiled a survival guide of sorts to help get you to the other side. And I promise you, there is another side!

How to Thrive in Difficult Times

How to Thrive in Difficult Times

1 Peter 4:12 tells us we should expect to have troubles in our lives. Colossians 2:7 says that the best answer is to grow our roots deeper into God. We do not know why there is suffering in the world, but we do know that the God of restoration gives us opportunities to redeem our challenging experiences.

Pastor T.D. Jakes Shares Why Periods of Pressure Can Lead to Spiritual Growth

Pastor T.D. Jakes Shares Why Periods of Pressure Can Lead to Spiritual Growth
As soon as T.D. Jakes extends his first “Hello,” you better get ready because you're in for a rare opportunity to hear a message from the man Time Magazine dubbed "America's Pastor."

5 Things Every Couple Needs to do to Have a Strong Marriage

5 Things Every Couple Needs to do to Have a Strong Marriage
Like any healthy relationship, a good marriage requires work. No matter how compatible a couple may be or how in love they feel, there will be times when unforeseen challenges arise, and it’s then that the true foundation of a marriage is revealed.

How We View Our Bodies Is Important to God

How We View Our Bodies Is Important to God
Once we begin to counter what culture says about body image and immerse our minds in healthy, biblical ways of viewing our bodies, we will likely experience not only greater contentment with the bodies God has given us, but greater spiritual growth.
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