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What She Needs—What He Needs

‘Each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.’ Ephesians 5:33 NLT The Bible says, ‘Male and female He created them.’ (Genesis 1:27 NIV) God created women to be more than a slightly altered version of men. Adam was all male; Eve was all female—as different from …Read More

Giving at a higher level

‘She…has given everything she had.’ Mark 12:44 NLT God doesn’t want your generosity to be restricted by fear. Either you’ll trust Him financially and experience the joy of participating in His purposes on earth, or trust your own earning ability and live with anxiety. The danger of not moving to a higher level of giving …Read More

The secret of having joy (3)

‘In Your presence is fullness of joy.’ Psalm 16:11 NAS The word happiness comes from the old English word happ, which means ‘chance’. It corresponds to the Latin word fortuna, which means ‘luck’. Both words suggest that when things happen the way we want them to we’re happy, and when they don’t we’re unhappy. But …Read More

The secret of having joy (2)

‘A merry heart does good, like medicine.’ Proverbs 17:22 NKJV The Bible says, ‘A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones.’ Do you know that laughter is such good medicine that it can help to relieve stress, cure headaches, fight infections and alleviate hypertension? Some doctors tell us laughing …Read More

The secret to having joy (1)

‘That My joy may be in you.’ John 15:11 NIV Jesus said, ‘I have told you this so that My joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.’ The joy Jesus is talking about is unique: ‘My joy.’ And it’s fulfilling in a way that the world’s happiness isn’t: ‘That your …Read More

How Do You Come Across?

‘He made him a coat of many colours.’ Genesis 37:3 KJV God gave Joseph a dream of future greatness—one in which his brothers would bow down to him. But when he announced his dream, his brothers hatched a plan to kill him. And to make things worse his father ‘loved Joseph more than all his …Read More

Self-Control

‘Make every effort to add to your faith… self-control.’ 2 Peter 1:5–6 NIV If you’ve the faith to believe, the moment you pray for salvation you receive it. It doesn’t work that way with self-control. Yes, you should pray for it, but Peter writes, ‘Make every effort to add to your faith…self-control.’ It only becomes …Read More

Love must be based on trust

‘May the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another.’ 1 Thessalonians 3:12 NKJV The real test of trust in a relationship is to be able to share your secrets and struggles, your inner fears and failures—intimacy based on honesty. It takes courage to be honest with God, and even more to …Read More

Always tell the truth

‘Nothing… impure will enter the city, nor anyone who… tells lies..’ Revelation 21:27 GNT When it comes to telling the truth, here are two stories: (1) One morning a mother was out shopping when she bumped into her son at a shopping centre. Angry and alarmed that he’d skipped school, she demanded to know why …Read More

Don’t Be a Critic, Be a Cheerleader (2)

‘Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.’ Proverbs 12:25 NKJV Why do we find it easier to be a critic than a cheerleader? (1) Our self-importance. Once we’ve achieved a certain level of success, we think that ‘we know best’. But sometimes what we are ready to …Read More

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