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Is Sex Before Marriage Forbidden in the Bible?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named Kimberly: Hi Lee! I was wondering if sex before marriage is forbidden in the Bible. . . and if it is, why? I have

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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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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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How Can I Help a Loved One who is In an Abusive Relationship?

A reader named “Sister-In-Law” recently submitted a spiritual conundrum in which she describes the situation of her husband’s brother, “John” (not his real name), who is married to a woman who abuses him verbally and physically. The woman has a

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Posted in Pain and Suffering, Sex Marriage Relationships

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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Posted in Sex Marriage Relationships, Spiritual Growth

How to Know if Mr. or Ms. Right is Right for You: Pointers from Gloria and Emilio Estefan

You’ve been in a relationship and are considering taking the next step into marriage with your partner. How can you have confidence that your marriage will not become a statistic like so many others that started with wonderful excitement, promise,

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Posted in Popular Culture, Sex Marriage Relationships

How does Marriage Fit In with a Spiritual Life? Is There Marriage in Heaven?

Is marriage biological, social, or spiritual? Answer: All of the above. Not to mention divine. Yes, we humans have the same biological drives to mate and reproduce as the rest of the higher animals. And yes, marriage does help to

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Repentance: The Unpopular Partner of Forgiveness

If the various Christian virtues were running against each other in a high school popularity contest, love would probably win. And forgiveness would probably be in the top five. Who knows, forgiveness might even beat out faith and hope for

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Posted in Popular Culture, Spiritual Growth
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