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Four Truths I’ve Learned About Marriage on our 10th Wedding Anniversary “‘Haven’t you read,’ Jesus replied, ‘that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they...
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Rejoicing in God While Living with an Unmet Desire My phone beeped, and a text from a friend popped up on the screen. I didn’t need to read more than a few sentences to discern the pain and disappointment in her heart. She said, “Marian, I’m reaching out to you because I know you get...
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A Tribute to my Pastor, Dr. James DeLoach Yesterday, a man precious to my heart entered heaven. Although I pause as I write those words, “entered heaven,” because they just don’t seem fitting. I stumble over this idea because my friend, pastor, and spiritual grandfather, Jim DeLoach lived each day as if he were already...
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In a culture where microwaves are considered slow, movies are on demand, and a five-minute wait at a fast food restaurant requires a tremendous amount of patience, we tend to expect immediate gratification at every turn. Our world lives in the “now.” For most of us, putting off desires until the future goes against every...
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Five Principles for Dating Wisely I’ve been told more than once or twice that I’m a truth speaker. Girls, consider yourself warned. This Public Service Announcementgoes out to all my single ladies! So whether you are dating, engaged, or been chilling in a dating desert for the past decade or so… this post is for...
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It is a joy to welcome Michelle Price back to the Redeemed Girl blog as she shares her journey towards forgiving her father. Whether you harbor anger at a man you’ve never known or resentment towards a father who has disappointed you; I know you’ll find Michelle’s experience of hope and healing priceless. —Marian Jordan...
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This weekend marks the celebration of Father’s Day. For many women, this is a time to honor the man who played the most significant role in her formation as a woman. The fortunate ones can point to a dad who faithfully loved his family and sacrificed to do so. These dads should be honored and...
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Who hasn’t struggled with the sting of unmet expectations? I know I sure have! I’ve learned over the years that I’ve been married to check my expectations at the door, especially when it comes to big life events and any holiday promoted by Hallmark! As women we are quick to project upon our relationships our...
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I recently learned that loneliness is an epidemic in American culture. While we are vastly more connected via social media, we are extremely disconnected at the soul level. God wired us for relationships and community and when we miss this integral piece the void is deep. I’m so grateful for my friend Sharie King and...
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I noticed a long time ago that there are heaps of books and blogs devoted to helping us navigate the troubled waters of dating, marriage, and family relationships, but no one is telling us how to steer through the rocky seas of wounded friendships. How do we handle the awkwardness that arises over a broken...
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