Southern Baptist #ChurchToo By: Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune As the #MeToo/#ChurchToo movement continues to echo through faith communities, there is news from the Southern Baptist Convention. Southern Baptist leaders over the years have not only ignored sexual and domestic violence suffered by its members but many have actively excused and rationalized men’s violence towards…

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The Aftershocks of Incest . . . By: Joseph Paluszak In one of my blogs last week we looked at scriptural examples of Godly families that suffered the trauma of sexual violence. In it, we studied an account of incest in the form of acquaintance rape that is found in II Samuel 13:1-20 where the…

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Facing Fear and Finding Freedom By: Joyce Meyer If you don’t remember anything else from this article, remember that fear is not from God but from Satan (see 2 Timothy 1:7). Every time you feel fear in your life, it’s a manifestation of the kingdom of darkness. I often say in my teachings that fear is the “master…

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It’s All About Your Attitude By: Joel & Victoria Osteen I saw a recent study done at Stanford University that found a direct correlation between our attitudes and the level of success in our lives. The study found that a positive attitude can be just as important a predictor of your success as your IQ.…

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Go to the Good Father By: Joel Olsteen Many of us were raised by loving fathers who did their best to make sure we had everything we needed, but no one’s father was ever perfect. Every father makes mistakes and lets us down. Some fathers mean well, but they aren’t affectionate. Perhaps your father never…

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A Testimony of Emotional & Spiritual Healing Source: Anonymous “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor . . . He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, . . . (Luke 4:18) There are so many things in my life that I have to ask God, “Why?”.  “Why me?”…

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You Were Born for the Impossible By: Bill Johnson The reason God didn’t take you take you to be with Him when you were born again is because you have the divine assignment to invade the impossible. The reality of the Christian life is measured by the impact on the impossible.   Much of what…

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How Keyon Dooling Finally Healed from Childhood Sexual Abuse Former NBA star Keyon Dooling found peace through prayer and therapy. I was standing in the men’s room at an upscale Seattle, Washington, steakhouse. I’d spent the day hanging with my Boston Celtics teammate Avery Bradley, volunteering for one of his favorite local charities. We’d helped…

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Definition of Abuse and the Motivation Behind Abuse Definition of Abuse I was addressing a group of doctors about a domestic violence shelter that had opened in their county when one of them asked me to define abuse. I stood there momentarily flustered. I had never heard it defined, and I was supposed to be…

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