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What “fruit” are you bearing?

What “fruit” are you bearing?

Written by Special Guest Contributor: Cindy Goff “But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith-fulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.: Galatians 5:22-23 For many years, I had little understanding...

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Hope, Where are You?

Hope, Where are You?

Written by Special Guest Contributor: Cindy Goff This time of quarantine is difficult for so many.  I find myself distant from those I love.  My lens appears to have a filter clouding my view.  Normal routines and bigger dreams appear to be on hold or...

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Forgiveness – A Way to Save My Marriage?

Forgiveness – A Way to Save My Marriage?

In full transparency, after 17 years of marriage and 22 years together we (Ryan and Ashlie Cook) had LOTS of need for forgiveness and reconciliation. Probably like many of you, we have way more examples of failure than success! The process of forgiveness has been one...

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Practicing Kindness in Marriage

Practicing Kindness in Marriage

Kindness is the fifth fruit of the Spirit.  Kindness goes along way toward fueling enduring love between spouses. We continue with our look at the expressions of the Fruit of the Spirit in a believer’s life. (Fruit of the Spirit Blog post 5 of 9)Few things can spark...

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Developing Patience in Your Marriage

Developing Patience in Your Marriage

Patience is the fourth fruit of the Spirit. In marriage, when a husband and wife are patient with each other, they will experience peace and be blessed as God continues perfecting their spouse. (Fruit of the Spirit Blog post 4 of 9) On busy days 25,000 people walk the...

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Three Insights for Loving Your Spouse Well

Three Insights for Loving Your Spouse Well

(Fruit of the Spirit Blog post 2 of 9) We get old and we get used to each other. We think alike. We read each other’s minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes we take each other for granted. But...

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Finding Peace in Your Marriage

Finding Peace in Your Marriage

While life can be chaotic, one of the things we often long for is peace, especially in our marriage. Where does that peace come from? How can we foster that peace in our homes? Read on to find out. Fruit of the Spirit–Peace Four young children made life hectic at the...

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Did I Marry the Right Person?

Did I Marry the Right Person?

Have you or anyone you know ever asked, "Did I marry the right person? How can I know for sure that I did?" We can look at the process that God took Adam through when He created Eve and gather our own conclusions on whether or not we married the right person*. Marry...

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