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?

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

“I was the cause of some hurt to a dear friend recently. Here’s how I handled it.”

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This comment was by OirishM in reply to the post “Forgiveness: There is No Should”

Pope Francis, Tom Cruise, and the Power of Belief

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If Tom Cruise were to ascend to the position of Chairman of Religious Technology for the Church of Scientology, his coronation would be met with little besides smarmy jokes from chat-show hosts.

“I relate to the rage that comes from kids being little a**holes, but I don’t think physical discipline solves that. It just turns them into different a**holes.”

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Do you spank your kids? If you do, why? If not, how do you discipline them? How did you decide what methods to use as a parent?

Faking It

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Who do you put your faith in, who might be faking their belief?

Why Do Men Have a Hard Time Handing Things Over To God?

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If pride truly cometh before the fall then we need a strong harness and a good helmet.

Liberals and Conservatives: Ideology over Science

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What you believe should be true limits what you are willing to believe is true.