God is a patient counselor who turns one page of our hearts at a time and says, “Will you give me this today? Will you trust me to gently cut this out of your life?”
We know that we are forgiven so why do we try to hide from God? We’re ashamed. We worry that this time His love might run out. It won’t.
We can get so busy doing stuff for God that we forget to rest in God? That's when we make the work of the Lord more important than the Lord Himself?
We need to believe in the spiritual potential of everyone. Only God knows how the story ends.
For some honouring "dad" feels natural because the relationship has been wonderful. But that's not everyone's experience. Why show respect if he doesn't really deserve it?
How do you keep a total commitment to Jesus? Alone, you can’t. But you’re never on your own. You have the Holy Spirit.
Forgiveness doesn’t mean you have to pretend the bad thing never happened. It means being open to the possibility of restoration.
Following Jesus isn’t about rules, duty, or sacrifice. It’s about love: receiving God’s love, loving God, and giving His love to others.
The Gospel starts with love – "for God so loved the world." If we want to share our faith it has to start with love.
Do you have a hard time believing that your sin has been paid for? The fact is God has forgiven you. You simply need to claim His forgiveness.
Forgiveness can be gut-wrenching, hard work. If you know you need to forgive, but you know that your heart is not ready. Here's where you can start.
As a Christian, I always imagined that my wedding night would be the first encounter with sex for the both of us. What happens when your plan isn't God's plan?
Premarital sex wasn't just something I had done, it seemed to define me. For a long time I believed my purity wasn’t redeemable.
If we're already forgiven, do we really need to repent?
They say that hurt people, hurt people. The same can be said of forgiven people – they forgive. When we realize that we truly are forgiven we'e able to forgive the people who wrong us. There is so much freedom in that.
Every couple will find irritations in one another. We can either keep a list of wrongs or a list of rights. What we choose to focus on makes all the difference in the relationship.
What does "happily ever after" actually look like? Igniter Media has put together this moving video of a different kind of a fairy-tale ending.
The loss of a dear friend is one of the most painful things someone can encounter. So how do you deal with it?
The truth is: we are still sinners and will always battle with sin in our lives because we are inwardly bent towards it. That's why God says we need to confess our sins and rely on His promise to cleanse us.
Beating yourself up for something God has already forgiven does not make you more holy. It just makes you miserable. It makes you waste your life, ruled by regret.
How does someone who has always loved children end up having an abortion? I’ve wrestled with that question for years, because that is my story, and it was my choice.
Even though it goes against our instincts, the Lord can help us love our enemies.
If there is something you can do to bring healing, why live estranged from a loved?
There was someone I could reach out to who was flesh and blood — my own father.
When we realize just how forgiven we really are, it begins to change us from the inside out. It's so feeing!
Jesus' death allows us to claim God’s forgiveness daily. So instead of feeling guilty, we can turn away from our sin and back to God.
So often we rank sin on a sliding scale from not-so-bad to really, truly awful. But God doesn't see sin that way.
How could I forgive the woman who had gone after my husband and ultimately married him? I thought about her. Dreamed about her. Saw her in every woman I met.
I witnessed bitterness eat away at my husband until the very end. But it turned out I was holding onto resentments of my own.
Forgive and forget. It’s a well-worn cliché — one that is easier to say than to practice.
Perhaps you are ashamed of something you have done or said. It follows you like a shadow, tapping you on your shoulder. How do you shake off this sin? Can God forgive you? Can you forgive you?
He teased and tormented me relentlessly. My hatred buried itself deep within me, like a worm eating holes in my childlike heart.
Does God's grace have a quota? Are some people just too evil to be forgiven?