Feeling Good about yourself is Essential for Successful Dating and a Happy Marriage

Contributed by Thomas B. Holman A relationship with God is essential to establishing a strong sense of self. I learned that accepting myself and embracing who we truly are is the first step into connecting with people. I have learned that it helps to think about our best friend when we are beating ourselves up for something. “If this happened to my best friend, would I think about her differently? Would I think she is a loser? Does her big nose make her not lovable? Is she not a person...
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How Can God Help Me Make a Good Decision About Marriage?

By Russell D. My first wife passed away while I was still in my 50's. We were fortunate enough to have time to discuss our lives after she was gone. She encouraged me to remarry. After a few years of grieving, I wondered if I should and if so when. After study and thought, and making a decision that the answer was yes and I would know when it was time, it became clear that the decision was correct. Then I met a genuine lady and we started to date. We discussed marriage, but was this the corre...
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Can God Help Me Overcome My Disability?

By Dane C. Growing up, I never was the best reader. In fact, reading has always been something that I struggled with. For some reason it just didn't click for me. I disliked reading; it made me tired and always gave me a headache. Around the third grade my parents and teachers noticed that I was not progressing as quickly in my reading skills as the other kids. I took some tests and was diagnosed with a learning disability known as dyslexia. At first it was something I was ashamed of; I felt ...
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How Do We Gain True Faith?

By Rusty J. I discovered an activity that piqued my interest: competition pole-vaulting. It seemed simple. Granted, it wasn’t exactly as simple as uniting two ends of a magnet; however, once I had mastered the basics of the sport, it became much more manageable. I discovered that pole vaulting had many mental and physical requirements: I had to determine just when to begin my approach, just when and where to plant my pole, and just how to hurl myself up and over the bar. The pole vault approa...
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