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Why It's Dangerous to Try and Mind Read Your Spouse

Dr. David B. Hawkins via The Marriage Recovery Center

I’ve decided that we think we know a whole lot more about others than we really know. I’ll share a case in point from a couple who came recently to The Marriage Recovery Center. Read more...

Five Indicators of an Evil and Wicked Heart

By Leslie Vernick

As Christian counselors, pastors and people helpers we often have a hard time discerning between an evil heart and an ordinary sinner who messes up, who isn’t perfect, and full of weakness and sin. Read more...

What's Up with Paul's Commands for Female Head Coverings?

Editor's Note: Pastor Roger Barrier's "Ask Roger" column regularly appears at Preach It, Teach It. Every week at Crosswalk, Dr. Barrier puts nearly 40 years of experience in the pastorate to work answering questions of doctrine or practice for laypeople, or giving advice on church leadership issues. Email him your questions at roger@preachitteachit.org . Read more...

What Chris Pratt Said about His Faith Will Change Your Mind about Hollywood

There is no doubt what is trending in our culture today. It seems like everyone is talking about newly released action flick “Jurassic World,” the long-awaited follow-up to the “Jurassic Park” series. Even I saw the record-breaking film over the weekend (and I am not one for action movies, particularly those involving dinosaurs).  Read more...

ISIS Fighter Who Enjoyed Killing Christians Dreams of Jesus

An ISIS fighter who says he "enjoyed killing Christians" has told missionaries that he has been having dreams of a man in white.  The man told him, "You are killing my people."  Before the fighter murdered one Christian, the believer said, "I know you will kill me, but I give to you my Bible."  He killed the Christian, then took his Bible and began to read it.  Jesus appeared to him again, calling him to become a Christian.  Now the man is asking missionaries how he can become a follower of Christ and be discipled. Read more...

How Facebook is Saving the Unborn

By Ryan Duncan

Right now, two good friends of mine are expecting a baby. This will be their first child, and needless to say they are very excited. The past nine months have been a blur of activity for them. They bought a crib, made up the baby’s room, and began shopping for diapers. Starting a family is a colossal life event, so it’s only natural that an expecting couple would want to share their journey with friends and family, and in these days, that means Facebook. Read more...

Five Reasons God Might Put Someone in a Miserable Environment

Recently, I was discussing a young pastor who is in a difficult church environment. He is a mid-level staff member and feels God may be opening the door to another opportunity. The problem is—from my perspective—he may be entering another difficult church environment. I said to Cheryl, “It could be miserable for a while.” Read more...

Four Practical Ways to be a More Humble Parent

Dr. Patrick M. Quinn and Ken Roach

When my daughter Kaylee turned sixteen and I began teaching her to drive, I discovered there’s nothing more thrilling or more terrifying than hurtling through space with a teen at the wheel—like being on my own personal roller coaster.  Read more...

What to Do During an Identity Crisis

Sarah Martin

I never thought that in my mid-thirties I would have an identity crisis. You know, those times where the "who am I?" question leads you down roads of irrational thoughts of identity and awkwardness? Ok, maybe it's just me here. Or maybe I'm not alone. Read more...

How Can I Know if My Spouse is a Bully?

David Hawkins via The Marriage Recovery Center

I watched in disbelief as Pat, the forty-year old wife of Jeff, her forty-five year old husband, froze amidst the hail of verbal challenges by her pontificating husband. To make matters worse, he seemed oblivious to his behavior, even under our watchful eye during their Marriage Intensive.  Read more...