Marriage Preparation – Diving Into Your Pool of Eligibles

Contributed by Thomas B. Holman and Abby Viveiros Forget the Soul Mate Idea, Instead Dive into Your Pool of Eligibles Do you find yourself wondering which lucky person in this big world will end up as your bride or groom? You may feel like your challenge is to “find” your one true love, your soul mate—who’s out there somewhere – before the timer rings and your opportunity is passed. No wonder dating feels so overwhelming! Take a moment and sigh with relief knowing the whole soul mate i...
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After the Storm

May 20, 2013 A devastating, killer tornado struck. But the lives of this woman and her family were saved forever.  Her husband had left her, and she was in the depth of despair, but the tornado miraculously changed all that. "That morning I had wanted to give up.  But when I faced the reality that I might have lost my kids, that I might not see their faces, or hear their laughter again, I changed my mind." "God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform." After the Storm &...
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After the Storm

Moore, Oklahoma - May 20, 2013 A devastating, killer tornado struck. But the lives of this woman and her family were saved forever.  Her husband had left her, and she was in the depth of despair, but the tornado miraculously changed all that. "That morning I had wanted to give up.  But when I faced the reality that I might have lost my kids, that I might not see their faces, or hear their laughter again, I changed my mind." "God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform." After ...
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Looking for Gold

A while back my kids decided that they wanted to collect a coin from every country on the planet.  It seemed like a fun activity, especially because we could learn a little geography together.  We headed off to the local coin shop and each kid would pay a quarter to pick a world coin from a bucket.  We’d go home, figure out where the coin was from and put a little star on our map.  But after a few trips I realized that this would end up requiring a lot of time and money if we were actually g...
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After Bitter Disappointments, Sweet Consolation

From early girlhood, I anticipated leading my conception of an ideal life.  I would marry a wonderful man, we would raise a noble family of exemplary children, and we would influence thousands of people with our Christlike living and closeness to God.  I don’t know how I developed the hubris to think I was capable of such a thing, but I was bursting with self-confidence and the sense that this was my destiny. It didn’t happen.  I did marry a man with a lot of potential, and we had several...
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