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Love in World of Hate

“In the end we will only conserve what we love, and we will only love what we understand.”

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How To Be A Good Enough Woman

Do you ever feel like no matter how hard you try it’s just Not Good Enough?

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Why is Marriage a Good Thing?

This is an interview my wife and I did recently with Impilo Media on Marriage, Sex & Relationships. “When you have another person so close, so in your space, so part of your everyday life – and they see you at your best and worst – then you have to forget that it’s all about […]

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A Letter from Dad

This is a letter I wrote to my firstborn son, Will, a few months after his arrival. Seeing as yesterday was Father’s Day, I though I would post it on my blog to try and express the emotions and feelings a dad feels towards his children. Dear William On Thursday the 21st of July 2011 your […]

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How to Fight With Family

Over the past few sundays our church has been running a series on family called “Fight Club”. Part one was all about fighting FOR your family, and part two was all about learning how to fight WITH your family – in a way that builds up instead of tearing down. My wife, Jess, and I […]

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Love Stories are Built Around People’s Idiosyncrasies

We all have them… Idiosyncrasies. Those distinctive or peculiar little mannerisms and quirks that have the potential to annoy the heck out of our partners. But are they more than just a source of irritation? I think so. Here is one of my favourite quotes from the film Good Will Hunting that explains what I mean so well: Sean […]

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The Fable of the Porcupines

It was the coldest winter ever.  Many animals died because of the cold. The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together to keep warm.  This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions.  After a while, they decided to distance themselves one from the other and they began to die, […]

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Truth Without Love is Brutality

“Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.”  ― Warren Wiersbe I think sometimes, as Christians, we forget this. We think that as long as our ideas are philosophically and theologically true, we can share them in ways that are offensive and divisive. And so “being right” becomes more important than showing love or […]

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You Are What You Eat

You’ve probably heard that saying a thousand times before. When I was younger and training 4-5 hours a day as a gymnast, I could eat whatever and as much as I liked. Literally. It didn’t matter how much junk food, alcohol, chocolate etc I put into my body, I never gained weight, and always stayed […]

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Nobody Wants a Christmas Worth Forgetting.

Christmas time can be a crazy time for many of us. Presents. Shopping. Parties. Food. Family. Friends. Boney M. Now all these things are good things (except Boney M I would argue), but sometimes they can overwhelm us and steal our peace and joy. And so, as part of your build up to Christmas this year, why […]

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Bill Hybels, Anti-Gay and Starbucks Coffee…

In case you’ve missed all the controversy, Bill Hybels announced last week that Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, would not be presenting at the Global Leadership Summit. Schultz backed out at the last moment due to an online petition started to boycott Starbucks if he presented at the Summit. I’ll let you watch the video of Bill […]

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Real Men Tell Great Love Stories

Based on the responses from my post “All the Single Ladies Put Your Hands Up!” I’ve decided to write one for the boys… In his blog Donald Miller has some great things to say to men about what it means to live a great love story. He says that any great story contains the following […]

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