A Spiritual Celebration of Oneness in Marriage
For years, Christians have been told that sex is God's creation, designed by him as a gift to husbands and wives. Yet few couples actually experience sex as a spiritual, God-ordained experience. Rather than admit their lack of fulfillment, many couples hide their disappointment and confusion, while others attempt to solve ...read more
Foundations and Practice of Compassionate Soul Care
The authoritative new reference guide that equips counselors, pastors and church leaders, and caregivers for an effective ministry of soul care.
Under the guidance of the highly respected American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), more than 40 leading Christian professionals have come together to ...read more
Seeing Yourself as God Sees You
From celebrated Hollywood starlets to the covers of Cosmo, our society seems obsessed with beauty. Actress and Main Floor host Nancy Stafford (best known for her starring role as Michelle Thomas on Matlock) digs below our culture's fixation on outward appearance to show you that true beauty is more than skin-deep. "Every ...read more
An Artist's Response to the Way of the Spirit
Perhaps you're a "closet writer" who's been scribbling in journals for years. Maybe you once had a passion for playing the piano or violin--a passion that is still flickering somewhere deep inside you. You may have a knack for photography, drawing, gardening, cooking, or some other creative gift. Or you may long ...read more
Reflections on the Agony and the Ecstasy of His Relentless Love
Is There a Purpose to Suffering And Loss? We only have to live to see or experience how agonizing life can be. We are surrounded by child abuse and neglect, starving families, premature deaths of those we love, natural disasters and global disease. How could a God worthy of respect and worship allow such a world to ...read more
A Plan for Healthy and Active Living
According to former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, inactivity among Americans is reaching crisis proportions. Sixty percent are not active on a regular basis, and one in four are not active at all. Yet medical science has proven that keeping fit is the key to staying young, and as you get older, regular exercise and good ...read more
Finding God's Peace in the Hurts of Life
When trying seasons come -- as they often do -- women seek firm ground on which to stand. Author Susan Wales shares wisely from a lifetime of personal experience and communication with other women who have coped with the sometimes-piercing hurts within marriage, motherhood, infertility, divorce, financial loss, career, ...read more
Hope and Help for Addictive Behavior
Don’t Gamble with Your Future.
Nearly two-thirds of the adult population in the United States gambled in the past year. For some, this represented a casual bet or a whimsical wager on winning the lottery. But for a significant and growing portion of the population, gambling isn’t ...read more
Becoming a Woman of Prayer, Strength, and Discipline
Challenge your body. Feed your spirit. Change the world.
Ask any Christian woman about her most recent New Year’s resolutions, and you’ll likely find that “exercise regularly” and “pray more” were at the top of her list. We all long to look and ...read more
A writers’ writer shares his secrets
The author of 49 books and over 3,000 articles, Dennis Hensley shares his secrets for making it as an author. He discusses how to find a distinctive style, how to make time to write, and how to negotiate contracts. In easy-to-follow steps, the book outlines the keys ...read more
Going the Distance for Your Family
Bestselling author Steve Farrar has good news for the average man: it doesn't matter if you've had a great start in the Christian life, or a rough one. It doesn't matter if you've stumbled time and again, or even fallen flat on your face. What matters most in this all-important race of life is how you finish. According to ...read more
How the Hurts in Your Past Can Lead You to a More Abundant Life
Don't Waste Your Pain
None of us escapes the heartache and disappointments of life. To live is to hurt, and we all have the wounds to prove it. Regardless of how we've been hurt, we all face a common question: What should we do with our pain? Should we stoically ignore it? Should we just "get over ...read more
Surrendering the Lies That Bind You to the God Who Frees You
Which Everyday Idols Are Holding You Captive?
FOOD. BUSYNESS. IMAGE. POSSESSIONS. ACHIEVEMENT. APPROVAL. CONTROL. PERFECTIONISM. ATTENTION. HAPPINESS. BEING RIGHT. "PERFECT" RELATIONSHIPS. INDEPENDENCE. REVENGE. SELF-PITY. LOVE. SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Like most women, you probably have a life filled ...read more
Sheri Rose Shepherd's fascinating personal journey is a remarkable testimony to God's power. She grew up in a divorce-plagued Hollywood home; by her teens Sheri Rose suffered from depression and addiction to food and drugs. Then God intervened -- and today Sheri Rose is a joyful Christian wife and mother, a former Mrs. ...read more
Resuming the Journey
A breakthrough plan for males to re-enter the world of men.
What happens when a boy grows physically into an adult male but misses some of the experiences and relationships that help form complete manhood? Alan Medinger writes for such men and for those who care about them.
Within the context of his ...read more
Building Lasting Memories of Love & Acceptance in Your Family
In Pictures Your Heart Remembers, family expert Dr. John Trent shows how "pictures" of the good and bad things in our lives not only find their way into our hearts but also affect how we view ourselves, how we treat others, and even how we relate to God. These pictures, writes Trent, "affect the ...read more