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Breaking the Silence on Sexual Harassment

With apologies to Edmund Burke, “The only thing necessary for predatory men to triumph is that good men and women say nothing.” Last October, the long, uncomfortable silence was broken…

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Fifty Shades in the Age of #MeToo

He is powerful, manipulative, and controlling. He uses his position to take sexual advantage of young women looking to make a mark in their profession. And he’s not above stalking….

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What’s So Bad About ‘Thoughts and Prayers’?

What I was reading shocked me. It was less than a couple of hours since dozens of our brothers and sisters in Sutherland Springs, Tex., were killed or maimed as…

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The Las Vegas Shootings: Asking the ‘Why?’ Questions

Everyone who woke up to the news about the mass shooting in Las Vegas sifted through the news reports waiting for one piece of information we may never know. Why?…

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10 Ideas Its Easy Being Green

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, it’s hard to miss the much-needed “green” trend that’s swept the world. This has a special importance for us as Christians as we…

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Responding to Troubled Times

October 2008 Are any of you a little weary of bad news right now? For the last month, and especially during the past few weeks, negative news about our economy…

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Ten Urgent Steps for for Keeping Your Family Spiritually Strong

Editor’s Note: On the December 10-11, 2012, FamilyLife Today® broadcasts, host Dennis Rainey suggested the following ways for families to stay spiritually strong in today’s culture. 1.   Kneel and surrender…

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America’s Number One Problem

As a people, we are healthier, but not happier. We are drenched in knowledge, but parched for wisdom. The most prosperous nation the world has ever known suffers from a…

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The Power of the Selfless Unemployed

June 2011 A few days ago I spoke to a group called C3G that exists to help job-seekers in the Atlanta area network and support one another.  I do a…

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Casualties of the Sexual Revolution

There are two versions of our cultural narrative about the sexual revolution that began in the 1960s. The first version is the one most often told in the media, and…

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Why We Oppose Same-Sex Marriage

“If two men are in love, and want to declare their commitment, why should we keep them from marrying each other?” “If two gays want to be married, aren’t they…

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Is It True That Jesus Never Addressed Same-Sex Marriage

Today it is popular among those promoting same-sex marriage to say that Jesus never addressed the issue, that He was silent on the subject. Those who affirm the historical and…

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Will Our Children Say We Believed in Marriage?

After speaking at my 100th FamilyLife marriage conference, I was able to reflect on some of the observations I made about the state of marriages in our culture today. During…

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Is My Eating Sinful? 12 Words to Help You Decide

Editor’s Note:  broadcast, “Love to Eat, Hate to Eat”,During a FamilyLife Today  guest Elyse Fitzpatrick addressed the bondage women face with destructive eating habits. During their discussion, Dennis Rainey and…

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Surprising Response to our Broadcast

This was in my email inbox late last week: “Please remove me from your email list.  I attended and enjoyed a FamilyLife conference, however, I will not support a group…

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After a Hurricane: Offering Help and Hope

Has our nation ever seen a one-two punch quite like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma?  Looking at the news coverage and online videos, you can get some sense of the magnitude…

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Responding Biblically to Racism

Do not be overcome by evil (Romans 12:21a). There may be other words that describe what we all saw take place recently in Charlottesville, Virginia. But at its core, the…

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Responding Biblically to Racism

Do not be overcome by evil (Romans 12:21a). There may be other words that describe what we all saw take place recently in Charlottesville, Virginia. But at its core, the…

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What Do the Politics of Jesus Look Like?

Politics tend to stir emotions more than just about any subject. They bring out the best in us, and also the worst. Like religion, politics can be polarizing and divisive,…

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The Scandal of Biblical Ignorance

While America’s evangelical Christians are rightly concerned about the secular worldview’s rejection of biblical Christianity, we ought to give some urgent attention to a problem much closer to home—biblical illiteracy…

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9 Ways to Protect Children From Sexual Abuse

We are often asked, “What are some practical things parents can do to protect their children from sexual abuse?” Here are nine suggestions for guarding children. 1. Explain to your children…

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Sexual Abuse and the Nature of Evil

I don’t care if I sound mental to you, but I hear voices. They mock and threaten me. I’m not psychotic. I sometimes wonder if they are just an extension…

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An Unlikely Hero in a Time of War

Alvin York (1887-1964) was one of the great American heroes of World War I. He went from a poor, backwoods Tennessee boy to a national celebrity almost overnight. After his…

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When Your Child Is Sexually Abused

Recently I received a letter from Mandi telling me how she responded when she learned that her young daughter, Bristin, had been abused.  As I read, it struck me that…

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Family Values and the Way We Never Were

When I think of the American family these days, I can’t help but think of a three-legged dog. My sons once invited a neighbor boy over to see our new…

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Dealing With Past Sexual Abuse

The abuser can be anyone. He can be your father, your pastor, your brother, your 70-year-old neighbor. Often a victim has had so many abusers that it seems as if…

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Prayer Is the Foundation of Our Nation’s Future

by Dr. Tony Evans The future of American culture is squarely in the hands of Christians. Our problem is not so much the presence of unrighteousness as it is the…

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Responding to Physical Abuse

with Leslie Barner Let me begin by saying that I cannot think of a circumstance in a marriage or family that could justify abuse of any kind—emotional, mental, physical, or…

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