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How Our Marriage Got Turned Around

By Christine Daniel We married in church, because that was ‘the thing to do’ and it was a happy wedding day. But marriage turned out to be much harder than we could have imagined. Three months in, Mark announced: “I’m not sure I want to be married and I’m not sure I want to be married to you.” Mark was

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Who Am I?

By Melissa Crutchfield Over the course of our lives, each person’s identity is being formed and shaped through individual experiences, relationships, culture, media, and the world around us. We are constantly seeking to define who we are in any way that we can. David Benner, a psychologist and author of the book, The Gift of Being Yourself, defines identity as

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Discovering Jesus in a Refugee Camp

By Jennifer Wallace 10pm. It has been raining for a while and it is surely too cold for Southern Europe. Charlotte is smiling at the soaked crowd in front of her, occasionally leaning forward to ask one of the refugees to repeat their name as they stretch to pass ID papers up into the Portacabin. Tonight she is calmly running the new arrivals procedure at the Moria

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Five Top Tips to Live Well at Uni

By Caitlin Cousins Going to university is honestly one of the weirdest times of your life. I had the added stress of studying in two places and so definitely have experience with dealing with the madness. My first year hit me hard. When I look back to photos I see how little I was caring for myself by not eating

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Why I needed to forgive myself

Kia Hadaeghi, FamilyLife Farsi Coordinator, writes movingly about his experience of being set free from years of emotional pain and suffering, and how his Christian faith helped him. Something was not right. I was unsettled by guilt and there was no peace in my heart. I knew this kind of disquietude often comes from an unwillingness to forgive ourselves for

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A Healthcheck for Couples

By Emma Parkin Some feedback our FamilyLife team had from their last ‘A Day Together’ event was: “A great day to make time for each other. A much needed MOT.” Someone else wrote, “Great opportunity to look under the bonnet and see how you’re really doing in your marriage.” This got me thinking about the parallels between looking after our

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