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God Proposes, but Man Disposes . . . and God Re-Composes

In his 15th century devotional classic, The Imitation of Christ, Thomas à Kempis (1380–1471) famously wrote: Man proposes, but God disposes The general idea is that we humans can make whatever plans we want, but in the end, God is

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It’s not fair that God made some people incredibly beautiful, and others just average!

Here’s a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Kimberly: How come some people are blessed with beauty, while others aren’t as beautiful aesthetically? I guess I feel it’s unfair, how God made some

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How do I Love God with my Whole Heart?

The title of this post is a spiritual conundrum submitted by a reader named Sheena. It’s a great question! It is also a question with many answers. And according to Jesus Christ, it is the most important commandment in the entire

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If You’ve been Married More than Once, Which One will you be With in the Afterlife?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Anna: If a widow remarries after Death of her husband, which one will she be with in her afterlife? Thanks for the good question,

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Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, The Afterlife

“And They Lived Happily Ever After”

I have a pet peeve about the love stories in many popular movies and novels. We could call it the and-they-lived-happily-ever-after complex. For classic fairy tales, “And they lived happily ever after” is the most popular ending. Here’s the pattern:

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Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships

If You Think You’re Going to Hell, Please Read This First

Do any of these sound familiar? Every Sunday the preacher shouted from the pulpit that you’re a terrible sinner. God is angry at you. Because of God’s wrath, you’re going to burn in hell for all eternity. Your parents drilled

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Good News of Great Joy

At Christmastime, Christians celebrate the greatest event that has ever taken place—the greatest event that ever will take place. It is not a victory in war. It is not a world championship in sports. It is not a triumph of

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Viktor Frankl on Meaning through Relationship: It’s All About Love and Understanding

In the second part of Man’s Search for Meaning, psychiatrist and holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl lists three different ways we can find meaning in life: By creating a work or doing a deed By experiencing something or encountering someone By

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History, Sex Marriage Relationships, Spiritual Growth

Can Communication and Confrontation be Spiritual?

Confrontation: Handle With Care “I hate you!” “I hate you too!” Ouch! Too many of our “conversations” turn into confrontations, and then degenerate into shouting matches. After it’s all over, neither side feels very good. These battles can be bruising—and

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Tobias Bass and the Far-Reaching Power of Childhood Love

Tobias Bass had a problem. He wanted to run a 5K race with his older brother Titus, and he didn’t see how he could do it. You see, Titus has cerebral palsy. He can’t walk. And the boys’ single mom,

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