Has Religion Become a Taboo Subject?

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Sitting in church awaiting the still common Sunday service, I cannot help notice the dwindling numbers and lacking newcomers, and ponder possible reasons why.

We Need Support to Get to Success

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Mike Iamele shares how support has been important to him, and how three words can keep us moving forward.

The Battle Of Beliefs In Your Relationship

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Jordan Gray says that over time people adopt their relationship partners beliefs. And there’s a way that you can use this to your advantage…

Slipping Down the Stream

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What can we discover of ourselves when we are slipping down the stream?

To My Fathers

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Thank you for roads walked together, for the strength and the safety of relationships where admitting failure is OK, where humility and gentleness are prized over macho denial and posturing.

Hope is not the Poor Cousin of Faith

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Hope is the strangest thing. And at the same time, it is so familiar to us all. How can something be so strange and so familiar?

8 Reasons I Believe in God and Don’t Care About Heaven.

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“Heaven is a cop out” Matthew Hoffman doesn’t care about heaven as a reward for his life on earth, he lives his life well regardless of what “heaven” is or will give him for his belief or behavior.

I Don’t Read Postcards from Hell

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Sarah Wells reached a low point in her marriage when she was pursued by another man; it was honesty with her husband and her rediscovered faith that saw her through.

25 Killer Actions to Boost Your Self-Confidence

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Our favorite lifestyle guru Leo Babauta returns with tips on how to develop self confidence

Live Fully Practice Completely – One Man’s Guide To Feeling Fully Alive

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Three gifts, no Magi.

The Wish to Sing with Primitive Baptists

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In this stirring poem from Christopher Martin, the “wish to sing” is both literal and metaphoric.

Across the Universe: Dealing With Death as an Atheist

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After the sudden, unexpected death of a friend Chris Hicke grapples with what it means to be an atheist.

Can a Tough Man Believe in God?

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Philosopher Jerry Martin asks whether faith is possible for a ruthlessly logical, hard-headed, no-nonsense guy in the 21st century.

Why Didn’t I Leave an Emotionally Abusive Relationship? I Didn’t Know It Was Abusive.

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It was only after David L left his relationship of thirteen years that he realized he had been emotionally abused during that time.

Confessions of a Believer

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Jason Helveston was always a believer. And for a believer, doubt is perceived as the enemy. Can that enemy be faced with opportunity and grace?

Look

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As I stand under an apricot tree, a golden set of stairs appears.