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Bill and Susan’s Story…

Bill and Susan—not their real names—are foreign missionaries out in the field. Prior to this, Bill ministered as a pastor in the US.  Married for 12 years and with 4 children, their work has been thriving and included the planting of a new church.  However.... Last year, things took a turn for the worse—both in their marriage and [...]

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Kent Hekel’s Story

While many long time Christians are deeply mired in sexual sin and allow it to fester as a life-dominating part of their lives, many new believers find a way to break free. Kent Hekel’s story is an example of how Christians—whether newbies or old-timers—can gain freedom. Anyone who knows Kent is keenly aware of his [...]

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Let Your Fountain be Blessed

Drink water from your own cistern, flowing water from your own well. (Proverbs 5:15) At first reading, the meaning of this verse seems clear enough. Using images of a cistern and a well to describe your wife, the point is that you are to draw pleasure (water) only from her. Frankly, this interpretation is flawed. [...]

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