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How Wrestling with God Will Change You Forever

Do you remember the story of Jacob and Esau? If you do, you will remember that Esau was favored by his dad and Jacob was favored by his mother. When their father Isaac was on his death bed, he asked Esau to kill some wild game for him with the promise that he would then bless his oldest son. While Esau was out hunting, Isaac’s wife Rebekah helped their younger son Jacob come up with a scheme to trick Isaac into blessing him instead. When Esau returned, Jacob had already received the blessing—which guaranteed him a double portion of inheritance. Esau was furious and vowed to kill him, so Jacob fled. Read more...

Six Myths That Will Kill Your Marriage

Jay Lowder

I’ll never forget the thrill of being a newlywed – the ecstasy, stunning new realities, and fulfillment that was beyond expectation and description. But I quickly learned that this stage of marriage is short lived. Sooner or later, the valley will come.  Read more...

3 Resources for Christians Wondering What's Next on Same-Sex Marriage

Immediately after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage on Friday, Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore had a message for Christians: Do not panic.  Read more...

Do You Celebrate These 6 Freedoms on Independence Day

Guy Hatcher

The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, and announced the separation of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain. With this, a new nation was formed—the United States of America. History verifies Thomas Jefferson as the composer of the original draft. Once completed, Jefferson submitted his draft to Benjamin Franklin and John Adams for their changes. Eventually, it made its final destination to Congress where it was amended for the last time. Today, we see in its detailed wording why Congress was declaring independence from Great Britain. Read more...

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...