Leadership Series Blog

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How Singleness Can Be an Experience of Ambiguous Loss

What does it look like to grieve a loved one we’ve longed for, but never met?

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The Subtle Danger of Widespread Drug Addiction

As marijuana tops headlines across the country, many are quick to defend its medicinal benefits. One lesser-known fact, however, is that more than half of new illicit drug users begin with marijuana.

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Anxiety-Free vs Anxiety-Aware -- Knowing the Difference in Parenting

Studies show anxiety among students keeps rising with more and more seeking help, with much of that anxiety passed down from anxious parenting.

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"Merimnao" -- The Difference Between "Fear" and "Anxiety" in Bible Translations

When it comes to discussing fear, the passage we often reference is Philippians 4:6. “Do not be anxious about anything,” Paul writes, “but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

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Green, Purple & Orange: The 3 Types of Physical Intimacy

Physical intimacy includes various kinds of physical connection — not just sex. There are various layers to physical intimacy, demonstrated in the figure below by Dr. Doug Rosenau.

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Anxiety-Free vs Anxiety-Aware -- Knowing the Difference in Parenting

Studies show anxiety among students keeps rising with more and more seeking help, with much of that anxiety passed down from anxious parenting.

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The Staggering Demographic Shift to Singleness in the U.S. in the Last 50 Years

Nearly half the population of U.S. adults are single, and yet marriage and family continue to be celebrated — even idolized — in the church.

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"Merimnao" -- The Difference Between "Fear" and "Anxiety" in Bible Translations

When it comes to discussing fear, the passage we often reference is Philippians 4:6. “Do not be anxious about anything,” Paul writes, “but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

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Top 3 Marriage Myths

As you counsel couples toward marriage, you are bound to hear one of — if not all three — of these deeply-held beliefs.

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The Falsehoods That Cause Self-Enablement of Pornography

Pornography can be a toxic addition to the way we think about ourselves. Yet, while we engage in this destructive behavior, we tend to want to justify that it is “no big deal” and bears little effect.

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"115" -- Why You Must Know This Number and Its Relationship to the Opioid Epidemic

During 2016, there were more than 63,000 overdose deaths in the United States, including 42,249 that involved an opioid (66.4%).