Everything in Common

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A few days ago I was talking to a friend that just started dating a young lady. You could hear the excitement in his voice as he told me how they met; about the friends that had introduced them and his first impressions of her. He told me where she was from, a little about her family and what he liked most about her. A few minutes into our conversation he…

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The People That Surround You Are Engraved in You (Guest Post from Micah Davis)

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It’s been a long time since I last wrote a blog post. It was a little over 4 years ago, actually. I was 15, my voice was high and squeaky, I was awkward, and about to face the biggest obstacle of my life up to that point: High School. Oh, how trivial it seems to think about how big and scary I thought High School would be. The movies make…

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3 Reasons You Should Never Settle

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Today’s guest post is from Ryan & Amanda Leak. Ryan and Amanda are the Young Adults Directors at Covenant Church in Dallas, TX. They made headlines when their documentary, “The Surprise Wedding“, went viral. After Ryan overheard Amanda say she wanted to get engaged and married on the same day, he spent 2 years secretly planning their wedding. Since then they’ve appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, People…

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Why You Shouldn’t Say, “I’m Sorry”

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For the first 10 years of our marriage I (Justin) avoided conflict at all costs. I didn’t like arguing. I usually lost most arguments and viewed any disagreement as failure as a husband. I equated avoided conflict as resolved conflict. I was always first to say, “I’m sorry.” Sometimes I didn’t even know what I was sorry for. Other times, I wasn’t even sorry at all, I just wanted the…

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More Than Words

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The words we say have power. They have power to breath life into a relationship. Words have power to build up a marriage. They have power to inspire a child. They have the power to shape a soul. Words have power to destroy as well. They can wound a heart; they can damage a marriage; they can create hurt that lasts for years. Words can build up and words can…

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Speak Life

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Our words carry power. They have the power to usher in life or the power to bring about death. There are days that I live in this and get this right. I breathe life into my kids. I build up my wife. I am life-giving to my friends. Then there are times that I take this truth for granted. I run down my kids. I forget how fragile their hearts are….

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Intentions vs Choices

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A few weeks ago, I (Justin) had the opportunity to speak at Cross Point. I talked about our intentions versus our choices. Our lives aren’t a reflection of our intentions, they are a collection of our choices. This message is the thesis of our book, Beyond Ordinary. If you’re interested, you can watch the message below.

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Valentine’s Week Relationship Series: Lindsey Nobles

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Today’s post is from one of our best friends, Lindsey Nobles. Lindsey works for an organization called Feed The Children. Lindsey has the gift of seeing God’s best in others and encouraging them to live out their dreams. She has certainly done that for us over the past four years. Follow Lindsey: On Twitter: @lindseynobles Blog: lindseynobles.com Facebook: Facebook.com/lindseynobles Am I content with being single? That’s probably a stretch. Probably…

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Valentine’s Week Relationship Series: Joy Eggerichs

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Today’s guest post is from our friend, Joy Eggerichs. Joy is the Director of Love and Respect Now, serving her generation of 18-35 year olds with practical relationship insights she has learned from her parents, Dr. Emerson and Sarah Eggerichs, founders of Love and Respect Ministries. Through writing and speaking, Joy is bridging the gap between generations and helping her peers think about relationships now, as opposed to 20 years…

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Valentine’s Week Relationship Series: Jennifer Smith

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Today’s post is from our friend, Jennifer Smith. Jennifer is the founder of Unveiled Wife and the author of the book, Wife After God. She has been a huge supporter of our ministry and we are honored to have her share today. Read Jennifer’s Blog: Unveiled Wife Follow Jennifer on Twitter: Unveiled Wife Join her growing community on Facebook: Facebook.com/UnveiledWife The night was cold, but nothing in comparison to the…

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