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Can Christians Be Toxic?

My friend Lynn was so excited she could hardly contain herself. She was starting her new job in just a few days. After 10 years in corporate America, Lynn had had enough of the office politics. No longer caring about the money, Lynn felt that…
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How to Forgive Someone Who Doesn't Deserve It

The most difficult part of forgiveness for most people is letting go of the anger. Especially when the person who has hurt you denies that they have done anything wrong. Perhaps they have repeatedly hurt you. Maybe they broke your trust.…
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How to Deal With a Toxic Mother (God's Way)

The mother-child relationship can be complicated. But what do you do when the woman who should nurture and support you is the source of your pain? Let me be clear: All mothers make mistakes. God knows I’ve made my fair share! But mistakes…
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How to Set Biblical Boundaries with Difficult People

We all have (at least) one toxic person in our lives. You know, the one who presses your buttons and leaves you feeling like you’re the problem. Maybe it’s your sister in law who has certain ideas of how you’re to behave. When you don’t…
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Why God Isn’t Answering My Prayers (5 Reasons)

Do you ever feel like God is ignoring you? I remember one cold January morning as I sat on the floor of my bedroom. I had been in prayer for weeks over a house that I wanted to buy. It was a great deal. The price was cut in half since the…
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How to Pray Prayers That Get Answered

Prayer is a crucial part of your relationship with God, yet it’s tempting to neglect this vital communication because it can sometimes feel like your prayers just bounce off the sky. If this is happening to you, you are likely making prayer…
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How to Hug a Porcupine - 3 Steps to Loving Difficult People

Difficult people are all around us. Whether it’s an abrasive coworker, narcissistic boss, or toxic mother, all you need do is throw a stone and you will likely encounter someone difficult. These types of people remind me of porcupines. For…
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How to Trust God Even When You Are Suffering

According to recent data from the US Census Bureau, a woman’s annual earning are on average $9,909 less than her male counterpart. Even after all the years of fighting for equal rights, women find themselves having to work harder to prove…
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The Fastest Way Out of God’s Waiting Room

Have you ever waited on something so long that you wondered if God forgot about you? I’ve never been one to wait well, but there was one time in my life that was especially trying my patience. It was several years after my divorce…
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3 Truths to Remember When You're Tired of Waiting on God

Have you been waiting on God for so long that you wonder if your ‘not now’ has turned into ‘not ever’? I was in the self-checkout line today at the grocery store. All eight stations were full and there was one woman to attend to the…