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Articles in Faith, Madeline Rathle and Joy Holden

Risking Christmas

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It takes some courage to face another Christmas. All those expectations. All those expenses. All those memories. All those family members! ... Read full article

Mom's Love

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As mothers, we experience so much and are responsible for even more. By loving ourselves, we can love our children better.... Read full article

Breaking the Silence of Secrets

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Our children watch to see how we honor our own words. Do we jump quickly to the punishment, or are we willing to offer grace and forgiveness? In Psalms 32, we hear that keeping silence is a heavy burden that causes us to feel as if we are wasting awa... Read full article

Why Have Faith in the Valley?

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If we are honest, as humans, we’ve all had these types of thoughts in our lives. ... Read full article

Invite God into your Pain

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Parenting while navigating emotional pain presents a unique set of challenges. While struggling personally, it can feel impossible to tend to the well being of another human. If life were left to us to maneuver alone, it would certainly be impossible... Read full article



Dads, Your Children Need You

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Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.” –Psalm 68:5 (ESV)... Read full article

When Parents Disagree About Church

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Marriage is such a gift from God, and children are our greatest reward. While we treasure our families, we all face things that challenge our unity. A struggle many families encounter is when only one spouse goes to church. This circumstance could be... Read full article

Time To Be Real

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am amazed that I did not leave the church as a young adult. My family was never a “church” family. Yet somehow, I am a 30-year-old millennial who not only attends church, I am about to launch one. I did almost leave the church when I was 22, th... Read full article

Handle Conflict Like Christ

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We’ve all been there before. You know, the moment when you realize that relationships aren’t built to be peaches and cream all the time. Whether it’s a romantic relationship, or even just a friendship, all relationships face the challenge of handling... Read full article

The Importance of Parental Unity and Teamwork

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Child Psychologist Dr. James Dobson said, “Parenting isn’t for cowards.” As a marriage and family therapist, I agree, and I would add that parenting isn’t a competition, but it is for a mom and dad who aren’t united as a team.... Read full article

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